Today's deal gently caresses your tongue with flavors of Italy. Fifteen dollars gets you $30 worth of pasta, zuppa, insalata, wine, and more at Rosario Ristorante in Glendale. Rosario is a casually elegant Italian eatery with classic fare, including fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti Bolognese, and baked ziti (all $12.95).
Browse Rosario's menu for an abundance of Italian favorites like veal picatta ($18.95), chicken Marsala ($15.95), and escargots de Bourgogne ($11.95). Rosario carries gluten-free and whole-wheat pasta (available upon request) and has vegetarian-friendly dishes like Caprese salad ($9.95), eggplant parmigiano ($15.95), and manicotti fiorentino (baked spinach and ricotta-stuffed manicotti, $12.95). The fully stocked bar and extensive wine list round out the meal. Rosario also offers an affordable lunch menu packed with delicious subs, like meatball ($5.95), sausage (with sauteed onions, peppers, and mozzarella, $6.95), and crab salad (with romaine and sliced bermuda onions, $8.95). Afterward, you'll still be able to afford to buy the bootleg Jetsons DVDs you've wanted.
Stop by on the last Saturday of any month to take in live music. Live flamenco and jazz music coupled with fantastic Italian food are considered by some magazines to be the most romantic mood-enhancers for first dates, marriage proposals, or office quarterly meetings.
The Phoenix New Times loves the friendly service and Italian favorites at Rosario:
- Just what the west side needs -- an intimate restaurant offering good continental-Italian food and friendly yet professional service. The fried calamari and shrimp fra diavolo are good bets, as are the manicotti and Chicken Cynthia, a house specialty. – Phoenix New Times
- Coming from an italian family i was actually impressed with the food i recommend this to anyone looking for the real deal. – starbow, Kudzu
- I will always remember this restaurant as the best unique/romantic place their is on AZ [sic]!! – Roseyoc, Kudzu
- great variety of itialan dishes that are reasonably prices and you will definetely leave full and satasfied! must try the veal parmesan and the himemade baklova [sic]!! – weisman37, Citysearch
A New Cuisine Is Born
Italian food was invented in America by entrepreneur Geoff Welling in 1978. Welling had previously invented both Chinese food and the paperback book, but in ‘78 his restless mind observed cultural shifts that had the makings for a new evolution of cuisine.
Welling was determined to capture the minds and tongues of the niche—but expanding—market of disco fans. After extensive research, he determined that disco’s sparkling clothing and bouncy rhythms were the culinary equivalent of pasta covered in rich tomato sauce. Welling’s findings were so delicious that disco changed its name to Italy, enraging Italy, which was forced to change its name to Lapland, Home of Full-Blooded Italians. Pick up today’s Groupon for some delicious Italian food from America, prepared by full-blooded Italians from Lapland, Home of Full-Blooded Italians.
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