Donna DiFiore's metaphorical journey into the restaurant business began with an actual journey. When her friend Elissa told her she was going on a road trip across the country from her hometown in chilly Massachusetts, Donna agreed to join—unaware that she was about discover her life's calling and a new home.
When the women stopped in Tucson, Donna didn't want to leave. As she explained to reporters from Tucson Weekly, "I arrived here—it was Halloween Eve in '76—and everybody was wearing shorts, and it was just gorgeous." Donna took a job at a local eatery, working the floor, serving customers, and eventually rising to the head of the restaurant.
Thirty-eight years later, Donna continues to captain Delectables, which has become a bit of an iconic gathering spot for old and young alike. Returning visitors linger over glasses of wine at the rustic wooden bar, reminiscing over the crème brûlée and live jazz they enjoyed from that very same spot years ago. University students bask beneath the lush foliage of the outdoor patio, awaiting meals of Mexican enchiladas, Italian pastas, and French bistro specialties. Chefs bustle about the kitchen seven days a week, beginning each day by whipping up hearty egg breakfasts before moving onto internationally inspired lunches and dinners. Late in the night on Friday and Saturday, they simmer up an after-dark menu of eclectic nibbles and entrees.
The restaurant is housed in a historical, renovated Harley-Davidson showroom and abounds with unusual knickknacks and antiques, from a cash register from an old hotel in Santa Cruz to a walk-in refrigerator from 1898. Many of the wares and coffee mugs were created by local artists, and the mesquite planks that serve as plates were carved by local craftsmen. The airy space plays hosts to special events throughout the week, including live music from local artists, poetry slams with local poets, and boxing matches between local librarians.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at No Anchovies have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
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Wifi here is on the house.
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Street and lot parking is simple near No Anchovies.
No Anchovies offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
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Pop over to Mama's Famous Pizza and Heros for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
For pizza or pasta just the way you like it, the pizzeria offers quite the selection.
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Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Mama's Famous Pizza and Heros' free wifi.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Mama's Famous Pizza and Heros' gorgeous patio.
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Catering services are also available.
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At Mama's Famous Pizza and Heros, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Travel by bike to Mama's Famous Pizza and Heros and store your bike at a nearby rack.
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Pizzeria Vivace does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this pizzeria has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this pizzeria.
Pizzeria Vivace is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Pizzeria Vivace offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Pizzeria Vivace, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Through their catering service, Pizzeria Vivace can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Pizzeria Vivace for easy access to parking lots.
Travel by bike to Pizzeria Vivace and store your bike at a nearby rack.
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At Pizzeria Vivace, you can pay with any major credit card.
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Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
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The chefs at Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
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This pizzeria offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Commute by bike to Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria and find easy bike parking.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
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Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Rocco's Little Chicago have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Rocco's Little Chicago's kitchen is creating great food that everyone can enjoy.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this pizzeria has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this pizzeria, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Rocco's Little Chicago is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This pizzeria knows it's carryout.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Rocco's Little Chicago is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Rocco's Little Chicago accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
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