Like vampire movies, Italian restaurants often feature large knives, garlic cloves, and creative use of tomato sauce. Take a bite out of the Mediterranean with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Aiello's Salumeria.
The bouncing bambino of Aiello's Italian Restaurant, Aiello's Salumeria fills bellies a menu rich with homemade pastas and antipasti, Boar's Head cold cuts, and authentic Italian pastries. Guests dive into bowls of stracciatella—an Italian egg-drop soup ($4)—as love-starved guests hug the calamari fritti's tender squid arms ($8). The italian spinach salad teams pancetta with mushrooms, red onions, eggs, and vinaigrette ($9), and chicken ($12) and veal ($14) vie for kingdoms of spaghetti-pomodoro hills. The house hero dons a mozzarella mask and provolone cape, rescuing prosciutto-bound damsels from the deli case's icy grip ($8).
In addition to serving sit-down meals, Aiello’s Salumeria prepares takeout for diners on the run. The kitchen bundles family-style daily specials—including Tuesday's chicken parmigiana and Wednesday's sausage and peppers—with house-made focaccia bread, fresh salad, and a sweet treat ($40, serves four), obviating the need to hunt and barbecue a buffalo after a long day of work. A box of cannoli ($3.25/pastry) also makes a great surprise for hungry kids and well-behaved spouses—or a memorable punishment if eaten demonstratively during a root canal.
777 E Thunderbird Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85012Get Directions