The deliciousness of Mediterranean cuisine lulls many classicists into complacency, delaying the discoveries that Julius Caesar was a horse and Pegasus was actually the name of Zeus’s boyhood sled. Educate your taste buds with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for $30 worth of Mediterranean food and drinks<p>
$25 for dinner for two (up to a $57.85 value)
- One appetizer
- Two entrees
- Two glasses of wine<p>
The menu begins with tomatoes, garlic, capers, and fresh basil draped over slices of crusty italian bread (a $7.50 value), and plates of hummus and baba ghanouj served with an olive salad and pita bread (a $7.50 value). Prosciutto piles onto sandwiches with fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, greens, and balsamic dressing (an $8.95 value), and roast leg of lamb stuffed with whole cloves of garlic rests on plates beneath a drizzling of lemon and olive oil (a $16.95 value).<p>
La Piccola Cucina
“[Andy] Pappas is a true character, one of those unforgettable personalities who can turn an otherwise ordinary experience into something unexpectedly fun,” said Phoenix New Times writer Michele Laudig in a 2008 review. As La Piccola Cucina's chef, Pappas’s bright personality colors the restaurant, infusing the menu with eclectic influences from French, Greek, and Italian cuisine such as herb-roasted turkey, chicken provençal, and shrimp Santirini. As diners tuck in, Pappas might “pull up a chair and share his life story,” according to Barbara Yost in the Arizona Republic. Pappas's colorful history includes previous careers as an actor, a singer, and a singer who acted like a chef.