Alfredo Giannaccari learned how to carefully craft house-made breads and sausages in the familiar confines of his uncle's bakery and his father's butcher shop. Calling upon these lessons, Alfred shares his knowledge daily as owner of Alfredo's Italian Pizza Kitchen, the home to traditional Italian pastas and American-inspired additions. His chefs output a variety of delicate dishes such as linguine, rigatoni, and manicotti cooked with house-made shells tossed with vegetable or rich cream sauces. They also build heaping and hearty sandwiches on sturdy torpedo rolls as well as thin-crusted or sicilian pizzas that are best enjoyed either warm or with an unselfish imaginary friend.
Dried pasta from a box never tastes as good as fresh ravioli gently rolled, cut, and stuffed by someone's grandma. Since the grandma next door hasn't relented to your persistent requests, today's Groupon to Avalon Restaurant gets you $40 worth of romantic, homemade pastas, creative antipasti, and succulent fish and meat served with a magical sauce of trend and tradition for $20. Though your Groupon is not valid for Saturdays or holidays (we're all going to be at the Arbor Day gorilla parade anyway), you can enjoy Italian dining from 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Grab your old-fashioned sweetie and fashionable friends for a succulent feast in this cozy West Chester retreat. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Discovered in 1953, pizza is the only food to have been eaten on the moon, blessed by a pope, and endorsed by Olympic marathoner Gezahegne Abera—the "triple crown" of food honors. With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $20 worth of food and drink at Tommy’s Original Pizza, the pie-slinging eatery with locations in West Chester and Edgemont.
In 1993, the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building was transformed into an Italian restaurant, becoming the first Buca di Beppo. The owners soon found themselves riding a wave of popularity and marinara sauce as they opened new restaurants across the nation. Today, the eatery occupies 97 locations nationwide, from San Francisco to Times Square.
At each location, chefs maintain the northern and southern Italian flavors that made the original so popular, with a few American twists. Then they serve it up in massive, family-style portions, making Buca di Beppo a favorite place for hungry families and groups of friends.
For starters, the chefs bake up batches of Cheesy Bread Florentine, a colorful combo of spinach, roma tomatoes, and garlic sprinkled over Italian bread and sealed in place with fresh, melted cheeses. Entr?es are prepared with an eye toward quality and quantity, both of size and selection, complete with Veal Parmigiana, Baked Ziti, and classic Italian-American staples like Ravioli and Lasagna. And in keeping with the convivial atmosphere, they also serve truly decadent desserts. The Mt. Vesuvius Dark Chocolate Cake erupts with melted chocolate, and the Colossal Brownie Sundae towers above other sweets with six scoops of ice cream and tiers of sundae trimmings.
The pizza-makers at Saucey so pride their process that they couldn't help but document each of its stages in a comprehensive slide-show. It begins with hand-spun dough, upon which cooks sprinkle customizable combos from more than 10 toppings, including bacon and sweet peppers. More creative ingredients crown specialty pies, from chicken coated in honey mustard to cheesesteak fixings. Speaking of classic cheesesteak—they also make a buffalo chicken version, which partly comprises Saucey's selection of delectable hoagies that, much like an edible convertible, can be ordered as a wrap. Saucey also showcases other pizzeria treats, such as pepperoni-stuffed strombolis and fries smothered in housemade American cheese sauce.
From buffalo wings slathered in hot sauce to pizzas oozing with melted cheese, the chefs at Pat's Pizza Family Restaurant concoct tasty Italian-inspired creations for dine-in or catering. The family-friendly menu incorporates a kids' menu along with a variety of hot subs, pasta, salads, and other palate-pleasing options to tempt even the pickiest of taste buds. The eatery also leverages its presence in the community to bolster local organizations, athletics teams, and schools—the academic ones, not the underwater ones.