Simple laziness has spurred many culinary inventions, including the sandwich, the blender, and the pizza, which was invented as a way to wheel heavy ingredients from place to place. Transport your palate with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks for Two or More
The menu includes gnocchi with sausage and tomatoes ($15), braised lamb shank with root vegetables ($19), fettuccini alfredo with chicken ($16), and specialty pizzas such as the Portofino, topped with mixed seafood and mozzarella ($22 for a large).
After honing his culinary skills in professional kitchens across Europe, chef Maurizio Colucci set up shop in Sarasota in order to treat Americans to the complex flavors of his native Italy. At his romantic eatery, he and his staff hand mix and form fresh italian sausage, toss gnocchi with savory bolognese sauce, and stuff shells with cheese and spinach until their belts no longer fit. Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas emerge from a wood-burning oven before they're whisked out to a covered patio, treating patrons to gourmet toppings ranging from capers to seafood.