The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Nick's Italian Restaurant. Choose from the Nick's at Frank Lloyd Wright, Nick's at Pinnacle Peak, and Nick's at Paradise Valley locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Nick's Italian Restaurant hand-tosses New York–style pizza crusts and crafts 25 different homemade pastas to populate its menus. Mushrooms and chicken fight their way into the penne alla campagna to avoid being left out of any mealtime diaries ($13.95 at the Frank Lloyd Wright location), and linguini with clams float in a kiddie pool of white-wine or marinara sauce ($12.95 at the Frank Lloyd Wright location). Restaurant dwellers can opt for the veal selection, such as the succulent ossobuco, veal shank served over a bed of linguini ($23.95). Able hands throw homemade pizzas into the brick oven with a cascade of delectable add-ons including prosciutto, broccoli, and feta cheese ($6.95+ for 10" at the Frank Lloyd Wright location). Build your own pie (excluding the Pinnacle Peak location) or choose a premade sensation such as the Bianca, which clothes a naked dough disc in threads woven from mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, and gorgonzola ($10.95 for 10" at the Frank Lloyd Wright location).
Nick's stocks an anthology of Italian wines and can make up gluten-free pasta and pizzas. Be sure to check each location's menu as prices and meal times vary depending on location, time, and witching hour.