Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine
Piazza Presto’s menu includes a chicken-florentine pizza with roasted peppers and spinach ($12.50–$22.50), homemade crab cakes ($21.99), and specialty sandwiches ($7.99–$9.99) such as the portobello-chicken, the eggplant grinder, and the mozzarella-layered prosciutto sandwich.
Born and raised in northern Greece, Piazza Presto founder Chronis Sapalidis carries on a longstanding family tradition of restaurateuring in his open-kitchen bistro. Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches populate the lunch and dinner menus—and on Chronis’ specialties menu he betrays his Mediterranean origins and Philadelphian affinities. During the day the restaurant serves as a café and bakery, and patio welcome guests with open awnings whenever weather allows and no pteranodons darken the sky. A BYOB establishment, Piazza Presto secrets a wine cellar in a rich wooden cabinet, and will keep diners’ wines chilled for their next visit if requested.