Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef's word for "water" is "salt." Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Pronto Cucinino at the Montrose Boulevard, Town & Country Boulevard, or West Holcombe Boulevard locations. This Groupon is valid for dine-in and carryout, including the curbside delivery service.
Owned and operated by the Mandola family, Pronto Cucinino boasts a menu saturated with cooked-to-order entrees, made-from-scratch sauces, wood-fired rotisserie chicken, and freshly made salad dressings and desserts. House specialty lemon-and-garlic rotisserie chicken ($7.95–$10.95) marinates for 24 hours before slowly roasting on a wood-fired rotisserie, and the chicken Vincent ($8.95) arrives accented with artichoke and drizzled with lemon butter. Inside the eggplant parmigiano ($7.95), tomato-basil sauce, parmigiano, and fresh mozzarella rest between layers of baked eggplant. Elsewhere, pasta mingles with shrimp, mushrooms, and olives sprinkled with fiery spice in the linguine diavolo ($9.95). The fast casual Italian eatery works sans wait staff, and guests order at the counter before seating themselves inside or on the outdoor patio for food delivery via staff member or transporter.