The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine alone or with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Upscale Mediterranean Cuisine and Italian and Drinks Sunday–Thursday
The menu showcases eight gourmet pizzas topped with truffled mushroom with goat cheese ($12) and housemade pulled pork with fresh mozzarella ($12). Pasta dishes include bucati tossed with housemade pesto and roasted chicken ($12).
La Bocca Urban Pizzeria
At La Bocca Urban Pizzeria, preparations for pizza crusts start a full day before they hit the brick oven. Chefs knead organic dough by hand, watch it rise for 24 hours, and then top the crusts with gourmet, locally procured ingredients such as Queen Creek Olive Mill olives, Schreiner’s Fine Sausages meat, and housemade pulled pork.
The rest of the Mediterranean-inspired menu proves equally indulgent. Chefs layer bruschetta planks with fig and smoked prosciutto and toss pastas with housemade sauces and meatballs molded from grass-fed beef. To grant molars breaks from the rigors of chewing, servers are happy to recommend pairings from the drink menu, which features handcrafted cocktails, European and Arizonan wines, and award-winning sangria.