Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Italian sandwiches and drinks at LaDuca's Italian Deli & Cucina.
The kitchen curators at LaDuca's Italian Deli & Cucina unveil an extensive menu of authentic Italian fare and more than two dozen varieties of made-to-order italian heros in this East Coast-style deli. Cold-cut connoisseurs can chill hungry craws with the turkey ($7.99) or prosciutto ($9.29) heros, and the sausage-and-pepper ($7.49) and veal-cutlet parmigiana ($8.49) heros provide warm targets for heat-seeking palates. LaDuca's also forges a veggie hero, staffed by a squad of grilled eggplant, roasted peppers, and broccoli rabe ($7.49), in addition to its archnemeses, pizza by the slice ($2) and an array of pasta dinners.