When Contigo Latin Kitchen partners Deborah Tenino and Nicholas Kreutz first announced their plans to open Locale Neighborhood Italian it got eaters excited. Stomachs were grumbling and fists were pumping to the thought of an authentic Italian restaurant on the corner of Broadway and Alvernon.
Since its opening, many have flocked to Locale and the popularity of its bakery and coffee shop is its own success story in the making.
So, let's talk about the "Daily Deals" available in the dining room, though, at Locale, which occur every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The specials include bargains on pasta, pizza, and there's even a burger and beer combo to get you zipping toward the weekend.
On this day, if you buy one pasta dish you'll get another for just $12. Each of the meals range from $14 - $17 so you're getting a mighty fine deal on your desired noodles.
For example, order up a Lasagna, filled with beef ragu, grana padano, and béchamel, and then score a plate of Tagliatelle, which consists of egg pasta, bolognese, and grana padano, at a lesser price.
A burger, a beer, and a good time. Delizioso!
Some argue that there's no better combination than a burger and beer, and when it comes to Locale's dynamic duo on Wednesday, you're in for a treat. The burger is topped with Fiscalini cheese, honey mustard, and aioli, and then served with a side of truffle fries. The beer, well, you've got a selection of at least four craft beers — one being a rotator.
You can get the combo for $20 a person.
When in Rome, you do as the Romans, right? So, here in Tucson, you do as Tucsonans tend to do at Italian restaurants — eat a lot of pizza.
On Thursday, snag yourself a slice of pizza and a salad for $12. Locale's slices are Roman-style pizzas, meaning they're rectangular and a little on the crispy side. The current menu offers Country Bacon, Meatball, Pear, Pepperoni, Margherita, and Foraged pizza slices.
Locale Neighborhood Italian is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Tuesday – Sunday and is located at 60 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 398-7549 or visit localetucson.com.
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