Families can agree on eating pizza for dinner, even if they're divided about whether the moon is a satellite or the earth’s malformed twin. Split the difference with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of casual Italian fare at Tossa Pizza in Boulder.
Chef Andrew Selvaggio concocts a menu of fresh, made-to-order dishes such as piping hot pizza, corkscrew pasta plates, and grilled paninis, all of which are whisked to diners in a fast, casual fashion by day, with full table service by night. Guests can rock, paper, scissors for the biggest slice of the Hot One pizza ($8–$15), where aged provolone and parmesan cheeses hide a stash of pepperoni, giardiniera, jalapeños, and crushed red peppers. Commission the chef to artfully adorn oval-shaped crusts ($6–$11 for cheese) with toppings ($1–$4 each) such as imported olives, egg, anchovies, truffle oil, and sliced meatballs. Pasta meals begin with a base of cavatappi noodles weighed down with such ingredients as tuscan roasted chicken, roasted mushroom, and white-truffle broth ($6 for lunch; $9 for dinner), and the five-cheese mac 'n' cheese dish drenches noodles in more dairy than the milk mustache of a giant. Pasta and pizza share stomach real estate with grilled paninis, such as the sausage and peppers handheld ($7).
While not a part of this Groupon, Tossa Pizza slakes thirst with a variety of wines. Each dish is proffered with an ambrosial pairing suggestion and complimentary tummy rub.