Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for dinner at Bella Italia in Pleasant Hill. Bella Italia is open for dinner Sunday–Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday–Saturday from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Located along scenic Copper Creek Lake, Bella Italia satisfies both eyes and appetites with classic Italian pastas and piping-hot pizzas and calzones. Diners inaugurate meals by proposing the marriage of taste buds to flavor with a crunchy order of mozzarella sticks ($5.99). Pastas such as the fettuccini alfredo with chicken ($12.99) cosset mouths with homemade sauce silkier than the Olympic ribbon-dancing tryouts.
Herbivores ting tines over the veggie lover calzone stuffed with a garden's worth of green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives ($17.99), and up to four protein-seeking palates can feast on the large meat lovers pizza's pepperoni, sausage, ham, and meatballs ($18.99). Meatball parmigiana sandwiches combine saucy spheres and crusty bread in a symphony of textures ($8.99) as unexpectedly delicious as an M. Night Shyamalan movie dipped in ranch dressing.
4450 E University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327