Pasta has to be one of the greatest pleasures in life.
Yes, it's filled with gluten, that diabolical substance that has become a major no-no in many individuals' diets. And yeah, it's not exactly the healthiest food choice.
But comfort has to count for something in life, and few things are more soothing than a heaping plate of pasta on a bad day (followed by some calorie-dense dessert, of course).
Today is National Ravioli Day, which gives you a perfectly good excuse to forgo the salubrious alimentary regime and give in to your gluten craving.
To celebrate the day, Spadini's Pizzeria in Boca Raton is offering deals on fried and baked ravioli.
To honor the pocketed pasta dish, the Boca Raton pizza joint is offering two free fried cheese raviolis with any lunch order placed between noon and 3 p.m. as well as half-off baked ravioli dinners from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
"We decided to offer these specials on National Ravioli Day because these are some of my favorite items on our menu besides pizza, and Spadinis [its thinly sliced skewers of veal], of course," says owner Tom Sellick. "Also, some people don't even know we have raviolis on the menu, let alone fried raviolis. What a great way to introduce them to people than on National Ravioli Day!"
While it's known for its namesake pizza, the shop serves a full menu of Italian-American dishes ranging from heroes and salads to baked pastas and entrées like chicken Parmesan and eggplant rollatini.
The fried ravioli, normally priced at $4 for an order of four, is one of the many appetizer options.
The baked ravioli is usually priced at $11.95 (double the discounted price for the day).
Spadini's Pizzeria is located at 134 NE Second St. in Boca Raton. Call 561-826-7123, or visit spadinispizzeria.com.
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