The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $10, you get $20 worth of take-home pasta and more at Sergio's Pasta Shop in San Mateo.
Sergio’s handcrafts pasta, sauces, and other homemade Italian noshables and bundles them to-go for future enjoyment in your home or undisclosed secret location. The extensive selection of carb-chocked concoctions includes decadent al dente dishes such as lobster and shrimp ravioli ($9.25/pound), eggplant parmesan ($17/2 pounds), and citrusy lemon fettuccine ($5.25) crafted fresh by Sergio himself. With an authenticity that would make anyone's nonna beam with pride, the store also ladles out sumptuous sauces, including rich red-bell-pepper pesto ($5.25), creamy alfredo ($5.25), and vibrantly hued pesto ($5.25), which can be slathered atop noodles or spread on apartment walls in an aromatic tribute to the Italian flag. Dessert devotees can also dip into Sergio's nectarous gelato for spoonfuls of frozen euphoria or peruse the shelves of specialty items, which include wine and Italian dry goods.
Yelpers give Sergio's Pasta Shop a 4.5-star average:
205 E 4th Ave.
San Mateo, California 94401Get Directions