- $15 for three Groupons, each good for $8 worth of Italian fare for dine-in or carry-out ($24 total value)
The chefs at CupPasta are so proud of their craft, they invite customers to watch their every move. Located in three different mall food courts, they prepare their fresh pastas from scratch everyday, right in front of their guests, mixing semolina flour and eggs and feeding the dough through special machines that produce seven varieties ranging from fusilli to rigatoni to flower-like fiorellini. But when it comes to putting the dishes together, the rest is up to you. First, pick your pasta and size (from piccolo to grande), then simply choose one of the kitchen's homemade sauces, such as the house specialty made with bacon, cream, and parmigiano cheese. The pasta is conveniently served in cups so customers can take it on-the-go or to a spot in the food court. Pasta for catering orders comes in medio-sized pans, rather than cups. Other options include pesto, classic bolognese, and a vodka sauce that can also be served straight up. Besides pasta, the shop also serves a number of fresh-pressed panini, served hot on ciabatta bread, plus a line-up of traditional Italian desserts like tiramisu and cannoli.