Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's deal: for $10, you get $22 worth of pizza, Italian fare, and drinks at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria, located in Pasadena. This Groupon cannot be used toward lunch specials.
The Kitchen's menu tantalizes tongue buds with starters such as bruschetta ($7.95), garlic bread ($3.25), and a fresh house salad filled with roma tomatoes and Kalamata olives, as well as pepperoncini and homemade Italian dressing ($4.25 for half, $7.50 for a full salad). Multiple globetrotting pizza varieties are known to emerge from the ovens, including New York thin crust ($6.95 and up for a 7" pie), Sicilian thick crust ($10.95 and up for a half pan), and Chicago-style deep dish ($13.95 and up for a 10" deep pan), any of which come coated in a zesty sauce and any combination of 20 fresh toppings. Uncircular eats are also available, including the meatball parmesan sandwich smothered in marinara and mozzarella ($7.95).
Bright, large windows and low lighting accent The Kitchen's family-friendly, cozy interior. Exposed-brick walls and checkered tablecloths complete the homey environment, which is the tangible equivalent of an Italian grandmother's intangible hospitality.
Gayot gives The Kitchen a 12/20 rating. More than 70 Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars. Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average. Insider Pagers give it a four-star average, and 71% of Urbanspooners recommend The Kitchen:
- There’s a warm ambience here and the straightforward menu of pizzas, pastas and old-fashioned entrées like chicken Marsala and scampi, is generally well executed. – Gayot
- Service was phenomenal, there was never a moment when the bread basket was empty or my drink not filled. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. – Chad R., Yelp
- The kitchen is my favorite place to eat lunch in Old Town. They have great lunch specials and really good pizza. All their pasta dishes are tasty as well. – Lindsay B., Insider Pages
The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria
At The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria, diners twirl their forks in mounds of pasta tossed in creamy pesto or zesty marinara sauces. The menu bursts at the seams with satisfying Italian-American sandwiches and entrees, as well as pizzas available in New York, Sicilian, and Chicago styles. In addition to feeding dine-in customers, the restaurant also caters offsite to groups of almost any size, from a tight-knit family of five to an angry mob of 500 torch-wielding peasants.
78 W Union St.
Pasadena, California 91103Get Directions