Before the invention of the wheel, pizzas acted as rollers to aid carriages in transporting precious goods such as pineapple chunks and anchovies. Watch history repeat itself with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and pizza at Mazzella's Italian Restaurant in Wilmington.
Named Best Family Place by Delaware Today, Mazzella's titillates taste buds with Italian fare including pizzas, calzones, strombolis, and pasta. The menu is abundant in authentic eats beginning with appetizers such as the four-piece bruschetta with an antioxidant-rich tomato topper ($6). Relinquish the chef's right to create a culinary masterpiece by crafting your own pizza (from $9) from a list of toppings including sausage, spinach, black olives, and contentment ($1.50 each). Pass the baton back to the big guy and opt for a tried-and-true gourmet selection, such as a medium pie topped with barbecue chicken ($14) or a large round covered in spinach, feta, and roasted peppers ($15.50). Calzones ($7+), strombolis ($7+), and hoagies, such as the hot ham and cheese ($6.75), satisfy carb-noshers, and pasta propagandists can stake a fork in the creamy fettuccini alfredo ($11.50) before swirling and splattering its deliciousness for the world to taste. Pair any of Mazzella's palate-pleasers with a beverage, such as a pint of Peroni ($3) or glass of Kendall Jackson chardonnay ($6), to clear the esophagus of food-trapping cobwebs.