Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize rampaging baboons. Today's Groupon similarly stuns: for $20, you get $40 worth of handcrafted cuisine at Miele's Italian Bistro in Tempe.
The kitchen at Miele's Italian Bistro is directed by two Italian brothers whose collective mind is a Rolodex of authentic homeland-recipes and saucing-techniques. Their menu of Italian favorites lets diners start off with a plate of doughy garlic knots ($3) or fried calamari ($9.50) before sating a massive Mediterranean appetite with seafood fradiavolo, which sets shrimp, calamari, and clams loose to frolic, gambol, and cavort through a sea of spicy garlic tomato sauce over spaghetti ($18). Pasta forks will be naturally drawn like divining-rods to the cheese-and-shrimp-stuffed Sergio's ravioli, topped with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and feta ($14). And for those who insist on eating everything with their hands, even soup, Miele's bakes its own hot subs, including the tender chicken parmigiana ($7.50) and its Mirror Universe veggie doppelganger, eggplant parmigiana ($7.50).
Nothing complements a night spent researching a novel on the foods and drinks that distract a hungry writer from writing like a slow glass of red or white wine or a dry martini. Experience the robust flavors of Old World cooking that stay classic and true, no matter how many nano-robots are secretly cooked into it, with today's Groupon to Miele's Italian Bistro.
- There's nothing fancy here, just good, old-fashioned, old-world style Italian food and pizzas. But everything is made from scratch by two Italian brothers who cut no corners on flavor or quality...One bite of the white pizza and we were floating in the clouds. Fresh garlic, thin strips of fresh basil, delicately browned mozzarella and pillowy dollops of ricotta graced a thin crust with tiny dough bubbles. – Geri Koeppel, Arizona Republic
1835 E Guadalupe Rd.
Tempe, Arizona 85283Get Directions