Dining out gives parents a break from the kids, and the kids a break from slaving over Easy-Bake ovens to cook them three-course meals. Enjoy professionally crafted dishes prepared without the use of 60-watt bulbs with today’s Groupon to La Piccola Cucina. Choose between the following options:
- For $32, you get a three-course Mediterranean dinner for two (up to a $71.85 total value) that includes:
- One appetizer (a $7.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $31.90 value)
- One bottle of wine (a $24 value)
Two gelatos (an $8 value)
For $59, you get a three-course Mediterranean dinner for four (up to a $143.70 total value) that includes:
- Two appetizers (a $15.90 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $63.80 value)
- Two bottles of wine (a $48 value)
- Four gelatos (a $16 value)
Jovial chef Andy Pappas presides over La Piccola Cucina's menu of Mediterranean fare, culling its bold, authentic flavors from a collision of Greek, Italian, and French cuisines. Dining duos and hungry quadruplets can divvy up appetizers, such as a dulcet quartet of crisp bruschettas that include regular, feta, sundried, and prosciutto. After perusing, memorizing, or thunderously orating the entree selection, guests can sharpen their fangs on a roast leg of lamb stuffed with whole cloves of garlic or on a fresh-baked shrimp santorini escorted by sautéed spinach and onions, olives, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Finish off meals with frosty saucers of gelato that coast down gullets on the velvety whitecaps or redcaps of a voluptuous vino.
Diners can nosh beneath La Piccola Cucina’s enchanting historical Coronado cottage or opt for an alfresco experience on the cozy outdoor patio that’s outfitted with a burbling fountain, kaleidoscopic blossoms, covered pavilions, and premium-grade oxygen molecules free for the breathing.
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.