Let’s talk about the drinks for a second because what’s Italian food without a hefty pour of vino?! The wine list is great and features variety of red and white wines along with several local beers to complement the Sauce menu. If you’re looking for an easy breeze dining destination while temps are skyrocketing stop by one of the many valley Sauce locations for a meal that feels home-made in a warm and casual atmosphere.
What better way to continue on my summer dining series than with a stop at Sauce, one of my favorite fast casual Italian spots in town. Confession: I might have a Sauce addition and for mroe reasons than just the to-die-for mac and cheese. The Sauce concept is perfect for families looking for a reasonably priced family meal out or the single lunch time diner popping by for a quick bite to eat without breaking the bank.
Back by popular demand, Sauce’s Summer Sampler will be available through August 31 which means that all summer, guests can grab a date or bring a friend and savor one of Sauce’s salads, a 12-inch pizza, and two glasses of wine or beer for just $22! Now that’s a deal.
On a recent visit I opted for the seasonal peach and prosciutto bruschetta that I could live off of! This glorious slice of rustic bread arrived at our table covered in creamy ricotta, thinly sliced prosciutto, fresh peaches, arugula and a balsamic glaze. Despite eating the entire thign and nearly licking my plate, my mom told me to never give up so I forged ahead to order a delightful golden beet salad the size of my head.
Whats a visit to Sauce without a pizza right? The mushroom arugula variety was the pie of choice on this particular visit which was a great decision on my part. (pats self on back.) There’s also a rosemary potato pizza that is usually my “go-to” but I got adventurous this time around.
As delicious as the food is, the price point and serving sizes at Sauce are a great deal. Guests can choose from a variety of salads, under $9, including the Turkey & Feta salad or the seasonal Watermelon & Arugula salad (pictured above), made with roasted pumpkin seeds, jicama, red onions, and feta cheese tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette. Gourmet pizzas are available for under $11, including the Portobello and Artichoke or the Chicken Pesto, a white pizza made with pesto chicken, fresh mozzarella and marinated tomatoes.
Since your girl has got a sweet tooth you know I wasn’t leaving without an ooey gooey half baked cookie pizza. The dough is made in house everyday and they top this monster with a scoop of Grateful Spoon gelato.