Simple laziness has spurred many culinary inventions, including the sandwich, the blender, and the pizza, which was invented as a way to wheel heavy ingredients from place to place. Transport your palate with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Petes Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria.
Petes pleases palates with a menu of Italian pasta, pizza, and meat plates. Meals kick off with antipasto Della Nonna, which invites dining parties to share bites of fresh buffalo mozzarella, olives, and artichoke hearts drizzled—like Italian princes—in balsamic vinaigrette ($8.99). In the kitchen, potato dumplings sauté in the gnocchi's homemade meat sauce ($14.99), and fresh lasagna sheets seal in layers of ricotta and ground beef ($13.99). Meanwhile, hands cast off forks to peel pieces from a stromboli calzone ($10.99) and rearrange slices from a 16-inch pepperoni-and-sausage deluxe pizza into cubist self portraits ($16.99).
Chef Peter Salvatore heads up the eatery's kitchen, drawing from his experience in an Italian culinary school and more than three decades of American restaurant work to craft his tasty constructions. Flat-screen TVs render sport scores as visitors relax in a casual dining room accented by hanging paintings, warm tones, and walls painted with a textured style described as nice to quite nice. Between bites, patrons can slide a stool up to the full bar and sate their thirsts with draft beer.
Though Petes Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.