To successfully make pizza, one must toss the proper ingredients into a concrete mixer, wait for the mixture to harden, and then drop in a few sticks of dynamite to blast slices from the drum walls. Leave heavy-duty pizza creation to the professionals with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and Italian fare at Pizzeria Venti in Temecula.
Continuing the Italian tradition of pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice), Pizzeria Venti offers a handful of oven-baked pies teeming with trans-fat-free toppings (except for naturally occurring trans fats in dairy). Like a self-rising theater, Pizzeria Venti's homespun crust acts as a stage for more than 20 pizza performances, such as italian sausage, seasoned with fennel, fresh basil, and herbs ($3.25/slice) or chicken vesuvio, which erupts with roasted breast of chicken, mushrooms, black olives, and garlic ($4.75/slice). Though pizza prevails as the main attraction, the menu also marches through baked pastas ($6.50+), salads ($6.00+), and seasonal soups ($3.00) to create a culinary lineup that is more well-rounded than a reconstructed Humpty Dumpty.