Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon to Mama Gizzi Pasta in Greenacres. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a No Drama Mama pasta dinner kit for four, including 1 pound of pasta (a $6 value), 16 ounces of Mama's gravy (a $7 value), and two quarter-pound meatballs (a $7 value; a $20 total value).
- For $19, you get a No Drama Mama pasta dinner kit for eight, including 2 pounds of pasta (a $12 value), 32 ounces of Mama's gravy (a $14 value), and four quarter-pound meatballs (a $14 value; a $40 total value).
Leah Gizzi crafts take-home pasta meals using Old World–inspired recipes and imported Italian ingredients. Patrons simply follow the instructions on the kit to sate families or groups of pre-friends with ready-made dinners, choosing from a gallery of low-carb pastas such as angel hair, fettuccine, linguine, and penne. Each wheat-based bushel begins with 00 Caputo flour, eggs, and spring water, with no added additives. Mama's tomato gravy forges an allegiance between imported San Marzano tomatoes and highlights the souls of an array of Italian spices. In the event of leftovers, diners may freeze or refrigerate their fresh pasta plates inside the stomach of a polar bear.
Upon retrieving their pasta orders at Mama Gizzi's shop, guests step into a wafting cumulus cloud of fresh, fragrant spices. Warm walls bear murals depicting Tuscany's fabled outdoor rabbit conventions, and dried pasta bundles and top-shelf tomato-sauce jars sate ravenous eyes. Mama Gizzi's shop proffers space for special events, such as interactive family dinners on Wednesday nights.
Mama Gizzi Pasta
Leah Gizzi builds fresh pastas and sauces using imported ingredients chosen for their quality, such as Fiorucci genoa salami and Strianese DOP tomatoes. A stash of local veggies and herbs grown in her personal garden help her form her selection of crowd favorites that include her roasted-red-pepper noodles, meatballs, red gravy, and shells stuffed with spinach and ricotta. Leah also mixes fine ingredients into her cannolis and in her cakes, including one that comes in the shape of a three-dimensional teddy bear. On Sunday, she heads over to The Buttonwood Plaza Artisan’s Market, where she sells her handcrafted foods and easy-to-assemble Italian-dinner kits.