The first fork was fashioned by a clever Italian silversmith in search of a better method to eat pasta than weaving it into a miniature replica of Michelangelo's David. Celebrate advancements in prong technology with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at J. Marinara's in Oro Valley.
J. Marinara's, formerly known as Ascolese's, employs a staff of culinary craftsmen to create a menu of Old World dishes that favor strong, east coast Italian flavors such as aromatic garlic and sweet tomatoes. Diners can crunch into a crusty grilled bruschetta ($5.99), or steam away painful memories of Shoots and Ladders losses with a piping bowl of zuppa di mussels ($5.99). The chef tucks cheese filling into homemade tortellini satchels ($10.99), simplifying dairy delivery to mouth compartments. Forks ascend a mountain of linguini ($9.99) in hopes of reaching a juicy chicken parmesan summit, accompanied by marinara and fresh vegetables ($15.99).
Grab a seat by the fireplace, or sip on a selection from the full bar in the outdoor dining area. If a single plate of pasta ignites a newfound culinary fixation, ask a server about take-home bottles of their house-made sauce, available for purchase (not included with this Groupon) and a flavorful complement to any bare linguini or minimalist wall hanging.
At J. Marinara's, chefs create Old World dishes that showcase East Coast Italian ingredients such as aromatic garlic and sweet tomatoes. Dining posses grab a seat by the fireplace or sip on a selection from the full bar at J. Marinara's outdoor dining area. If a single plate of pasta ignites a newfound culinary fixation, ask a server about take-home bottles of their housemade sauce, available for purchase and a flavorful complement to any bare linguine or minimalist wall hanging.
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