Cooked-long pasta has many alternate uses, from makeshift lasso to vegetarian fishing lure. Twirl a forkful of this versatile food with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of Italian fare at Pasta Espresso in Pacific Beach.
In the carb game for 22 years, Pasta Espresso dresses naked noodles in a selection of four fresh-made sauces every day. Angel hair, a flock of fettucinis, and hypnotically hot fire spirals vie for the attention of marinara and pesto, as well as a rotating roster of meaty and creamy toppings. Each pasta meal comes fully equipped with a salad, a slab of garlic bread, and enough nutritional fuel to outrun an alfredo-craving antelope ($7.50). Acquire a heartier helping by opting for the bonus meal, which has 50% more pasta (add $1.50), or invite broccoli and mushrooms to the pasta party with the veggie mix (add $1.50).
With original artwork on the walls and friendly staff, Pasta Espresso also boasts a welcoming outdoor patio, where the fresh air complements each well-sauced bite.
4480 Haines St.
San Diego, California 92109Get Directions