Tomato paste is the glue that holds many Italian dishes together, just as caulk is the glue that holds many construction workers' children's dioramas together. Enjoy edible adhesives with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine at Leona's Restaurant, which has eight locations in Chicago, as well as locations in Calumet City, Des Plaines, Oak Lawn, and Oak Park.
Leona's Restaurant's menu catalogs a veritable Italian feast of specialty pizzas, sandwiches, lasagnas, and more. The kichtensmiths forge the surfeit of inventive fare from more than 47 different food items prepared from scratch daily, making everything from the butter and bread to the lasagna and the tables on which it's served. Pizza-pursuing patrons can choose between a thin-crust or square Sicilian-style specialty pie, such as a 14-inch roasted garlic-chicken alfredo, baked with steroid- and hormone-free chicken ($19.95), or opt for an 8-inch breakfast pizza, such as the Denver, which whirls together a medley of smoked bacon, eggs, red peppers, chopped onions, potatoes, cheddar, Rocky Mountain air, and alfredo sauce ($12.95). Partner an italian-meats lasagna, which hosts a collection of sausage, pepperoni, and meat sauce under a cheesy mélange of ricotta, romano, provolone, and mozzarella (up to $13.95), or a vegan burger ($10.95), with an original tiramisu ($3.95–$5.95) or slice of homemade cheesecake ($3.95). Like the blankets-that-double-as-bathrobes industry, Leona's Restaurant has been in business for more than 60 years.