The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti and more with today’s Groupon for Italian cuisine. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of brick-oven pizzas at Paradise Pizza Cafe in West Des Moines.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian dishes at Lucullan's Italian Grill in Ames.
Paradise Pizza's high-quality dough disks are gently formed by hand, coated in your choice of sauce, smothered with freshly prepared toppings, and baked in a brick-oven hot house until a bubbly golden crust is born. Each menu item, including the authentic Italian pasta dishes and sandwiches, is prepared in the open-air display kitchen that's surrounded by eclectic murals depicting dough uprisings and cheese coup d'états against tyrannical tomatoes. Try the California pizza with garlic butter and smoked gouda ($13.50) or the signature Crock pizza piled with toppings and baked upside down in a crock ($6.95).
Lucullan’s menu marries traditional Italian eats with American intuition, capturing the hearts of hungry stomachs with a delectable spread of homemade pastas, steaks, and freshly flown-in seafood. The Cajun pasta bathes shrimp, crab, whitefish, and ham in a spiced cream sauce ($13.95 regular/$18.95 large), and the handmade lasagna gives guests a traditional Italian dish without having to harvest noodle plants and cheese trees ($12.95/$16.95 large).