Monday, March 4, 2013

Looking for a dinner that's cheap, really cheap

Posted By on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM

You can eating well at Vs for under $11, if youre willing to eat early.
  • You can eat well at V's for less than $11, if you're willing to eat early.

I have eaten more pizza in the past two weeks than I've eaten in the past two years. This week, The Pitch pays homage to the Neapolitan dish (the American version turns 100 years old in two years) with a metrowide guide to the savory pie.

While roaming around and tasting pizza in Independence, I stumbled on a dinner deal that I had forgotten or, more likely, never knew about: Ten dinner specials for $10.95, offered every day at the venerable V's Italiano Ristorante (a place that serves very good pizza, by the way).

The rub is that you have to eat your dinner between 4 and 6 p.m. That's the time most of us are just getting home from work, walking the dogs, listening to All Things Considered or turning on the TV set to watch Nancy Grace give the latest gory details from the Jodi Arias trial.

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But if you can high-tail it over to V's - which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year - the dinner deal is pretty good. For the price of, well, I don't know - what the hell costs $11 anymore? - the dinners at V's include a salad, an entree and a slice of rum cake. The prices don't include tax and gratuity, of course, but it does include a big basket of Roma Italian and pumpernickle bread and butter.

What other restaurants in town are offering a satisfying daily dinner special under $15?

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