A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother's hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus.
Featured by Billy Costa on the show TV Diner, on which Costa calls the restaurant a landmark and a legend, Prince Pizzeria has been slinging sauce over pies for half a century. Beneath the unmistakable soaring model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, owners Steven and Trisha Castraberti oversee a menu piled with homemade marinara and pies lauded as the Best Pizza of the North Shore. Diners bite into specialty pies such as the greek, whose spinach and feta cheese combine with black olives and tomatoes ($15.95), or the primavera, on which eggplant and roasted red peppers lounge. Arturo’s classic marinara ladles daily-made tomato sauce over spaghetti or ziti ($8.99), and patrons lounging amid yellow and red walls slice into a tender, breaded veal cutlet hiding beneath red sauce and mozzarella ($13.99).
Though not included with this Groupon, the restaurant also features the 30-year-old Giggles Comedy Show and an array of bottled beer and wine. The 175-seat Giggles Comedy Club sparks laughter on Friday and Saturday nights and tipplers can sip Sam Adams or chardonnay at a sleek, dark-wood bar that stretches beneath colorful pendant lights and hanging plants.