Simple laziness has spurred many culinary inventions, including the sandwich, the blender, and the pizza, which was invented as a way to wheel heavy ingredients from place to place. Transport your palate with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant.
The chefs at Carmelo’s bake up rustic wood-fired pizzas and sauté locally caught seafood to create traditional Northern Italian dishes. Hearty dinners take form in one of 17 pasta plates such as the trenete pesto adorned with pine nuts ($14). Sixteen varietals of gourmet pie emerge from wood-burning ovens ($16), and mains such as the venison loin paired with sun-dried blueberries show off the chefs’ innovative culinary prowess and fruitful partnership with the nearest sun ($32). Carmelo’s also sports a lunchtime menu of pizzas, pastas, and mains such as the Tuscan pollo ($18).