Pasta is one of the most versatile foods, its myriad uses evident in the long tradition of macaroni artists and several blogs that report dry lasagna noodles can balance out uneven chair legs. Celebrate such functional fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Lilly's Gourmet Pasta Express in Allston.
The noodle wizards at Lilly's Gourmet Pasta Express concoct premiere pasta-based dishes from fresh 100% durum wheat, all-natural pasteurized eggs, and filtered, high-quality H2O. In each one-size pasta dish, guests custom-build from 10 types of pasta and decorate it with their choice of luscious sauces and various toppings ($7.95). Further window-shop the menu to give a home to well-behaved entrees such as the lobster ravioli ($13.95) or the Cajun chicken piccata ($10.95). Or grab something high in fibers without yanking Fabio's ponytail by digging in to the whole-wheat pasta ($7.95). Additional hunger pangs can be satisfied by foot-long subs and homemade desserts.