Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Neapolitan cuisine at Pasquale's in Royal Oak. Family-run since opening its doors in 1954, Pasquale's crafts traditional Neapolitan fare using recipes spanning four generations of saucing, tossing, and antipastoing. The menu of pastas, pizzas, salads, antipasti, seafood, and house specials schools taste buds with a crash course in Italian flavors. Help tongues cross their t's with an order of spaghetti with tomato sauce ($9.05), or bask in the lemon-buttery seas and tender veal medallions of the veal piccante ($15.90). Diners can end their meals in tubular fashion with bites of cannoli ($3.15).
31555 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073Get Directions