Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon to CDB's Southside on Westshore Boulevard. Choose between two options:
- $12 for $25 worth of dinner fare and drinks (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
- $6 for $12 worth of lunch fare and drinks (11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
With more than 30 years of hand-to-dough combat experience, the pizza pugilists at CDB's Southside pound out an extensive array of traditional Italian favorites. A galleon of overstuffed grinders (starting at $7.99) offers sandwich-shaped sustenance for hungry lunchtime heads, with the chicken parmigiana flying the sauce-smeared flag of deliciousness ($7.99). Evening eaters can sink slice-slicers into the artichokes, tomatoes, and fried mushrooms of the aptly titled A-T-FM pizza (starting at $13.99), or earn degrees in pizza construction with a custom pie topped with ingredients such as savory meats, fresh vegetables, and anchovy girders (starting at $8.99).
- The dinner menu offers plenty to chew in its variety of Americanized Italian dishes - from antipasti to veal to poultry to oven grinders. One night we enjoyed a very good Chicken Marsala, the breast perfectly cooked, finished with a touch of wine and butter and cradled under lots of sauteed mushrooms. The accompanying green beans and broccoli were crisp to the bite. – Kurt Loft, Tampa Tribune
- Wow! What a great menu! The food was so TASTY and the portions so BIG!! I would highly recommend this place. I had to take home several doggy-bags...and It was just as good the next day. – Sparks46, Citysearch