Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Lorenzo’s Pizza and Pasta in Scottsdale.
Owners Lorenzo and Cosima employ their entire familial clan at Lorenzo’s Pizza and Pasta, a family-oriented eatery that regales guests with a menu of made-from-scratch Italian fare and New York–style pizzas. Homemade caprese ($8.95) pairs homemade mozzarella with tomatoes and basil, priming patrons for an opulently stuffed calzone ($6.95) brimming with ham, mozzarella, and ricotta. Crafted from scratch daily, thin-crust dough welcomes a medley of fresh ingredients, including spinach, sausage, and eggplant, also lending itself to such specialty pies as the Gran-ma pizza ($20.95), which hushes hungry diners with a gooey quilt of homemade mozzarella and marinara sauce before slipping a dime into their pocket for moon pies later. Served with piping-hot garlic knots, pasta dishes swim in any number of homemade sauces, such as the a la vodka’s creamy, pink vodka concoction, which teams up with diced prosciutto and onions to drench penne, ziti, spaghetti, or linguini noodles ($9.50). Kaleidoscopic scoops of spumoni ice cream sate sweet teeth as diners relax or watch majestic birdwatchers in their natural habitat beneath lush foliage on Lorenzo’s outdoor patio.
Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta
Born in Sicily, Lorenzo of Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta has been working in pizzerias all his life. He first slung dough onto a ceiling while still living in southern Italy and later in New York City. These experiences guide the menu at Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta, where hot heroes, heaping plates of spaghetti, and New York-style pizza sate the appetites of a loyal clientele. With the hospitable and accommodating spirit of his Mediterranean home, he invites guests to sip Peroni beer and chomp into calzones at his sunny dine-in restaurant. If they prefer, he also makes meals for delivery, pick-up, and catered events.