Photo courtesy Bavaro's Pizza & Pastaria
For years, Groupon has made dining out more affordable and has introduced us to places we would have normally just passed by (and we're so glad we tried them!). Here are three of this week's deals to excellent eats we're pressing the "BUY!" button on right this sec.
$40 for $25 at Bavaro's Pizza
Wood-fired pizzas fresh from the 900-degree heat are the specialty at third-generation Italian owner Pete Bavaro's resto in Winter Springs, but don't miss the housemade pastas with family-recipe sauces.
1468 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs
$25 for $15 at Baoery Asian GastroPub
Chef Greg Ritchie basically owns that section of Central and Summerlin (Baoery shares the corner with his Southern restaurant, Soco), and his Asian gastrobar has become a favorite of the after-work crowd looking for beer and bites. Twenty-five bucks will cover two bowls of his ramen, but we'd suggest ponying up for the sticky ribs and a couple of bao, too.
617 E. Central Blvd.
$66 for $35 at Pannullo's Italian Restaurant
You want a Park Ave. date night that won't cost the same as a new set of tires? Here you go. Pannullo's is a classic WP romantic resto, and the food has been solid since 1993. That Groupon deal will cover two apps and two entrees, so for dessert, head to Kilwin's and share a slab of homemade Rocky Road fudge on a bench in Central Park.
216 S. Park Ave., Winter Park