Italians were not only the first people to put tomatoes in cuisine, but also the first to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Italian fare at Carino's Italian in Rancho Cucamonga. This Groupon expires October 31.
The culinary artisans at Carino's Italian employ hand-sculpted recipes that whisk diners away to the boot-shaped country. Shared noshes headline the menu, offering families the chance to communally devour a handmade 16-layer lasagna with one communal spork ($25.99, serves 2-3). Chicken or sausage sizzle on the Skilletini's scorching skillet, piled high with spaghetti, spicy marinara, and a jumble of onions and green bell peppers encased in bubbly parmesan cheese ($13.99). Sliced roma tomatoes and fresh basil bedeck the classic margherita pizza ($8.99), and pepperoncinis and a tangy sauce enliven the grilled-barbecue-chicken pizza ($10.99). Visitors looking for gluten-free options can nosh on a number of dishes by substituting options like sautéed green beans and spinach for flour, or requesting potatoes instead of pasta.
12240 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91739Get Directions