Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Italian fare at Luciano, located within Galleria Dallas.
Luciano's expert chefs combine fresh ingredients and classic Neapolitan family recipes to craft a menu of authentic Italian cuisine served in a casual environment. Patrons order their eats at the convenient walk-through-style counter, at which they can survey the lineup of fresh salads ($2.95–$6.95), paninis ($5.95–$6.95), and strombolis ($6.95) anxiously waiting to be consumed or selected for a still-life painting. Savor a brick-oven-baked personal-sized Neapolitan pizza margherita ($9.95), which hosts a gathering of imported San Marzano plum tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil. Luciano's prepared-from-scratch specialty dishes such as the béchamel-sauce-slathered Lasagna Famosa ($7.95) enable diners to pay homage to old-world Italy without having to travel to work by gondola.
Luciano Neighborhood Pizzeria
In a small town outside of Naples, Italy, Nonna Lina lured passersby into her trattoria with the aroma of fresh tomato sauce and wood-oven-baked pizzas. Stateside, her sons uphold their mother’s culinary legacy, preparing her recipes from scratch with imported Italian ingredients. In addition to the authentic cuisine, the dining room itself hearkens back to an Italian eatery: guests order from chalkboard menus propped atop wooden barrels, and red-and-white-checkered tablecloths invite diners to play endless games of chess with condiments.