A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian dinner cuisine at Tutti Santi in Gilbert. The dining room opens at 5 p.m. daily.
The chefs at Tutti Santi banish hunger pangs with a menu gushing with gustatory prowess thanks to Old World classics served with a modern twist. The chicken della casa ($20.95) sautés in a brandy-cream sauce before donning a bonnet of prosciutto and fontina cheese alongside herds of asparagus and porcini mushrooms. Platefuls of pillowy gnocchi ($14.95 each) lull utensils to sleep with homemade dumplings snuggled beneath a blanket of fresh tomato sauce, and cuts of veal adorn tables in an array of culinary permutations ($22.95+). Appetite-priming bites include the freshly sliced homemade mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil of the mozzarella caprese ($11.95) and the homemade ravioli alla Nina ($10.95), which stealthily smuggles spinach, ricotta, and family recipes out of the back kitchen.