Theoretically this place is not in Boston, but it’s still a local spot, and they’re offering a good deal.

Winchester’s Pizza in Piazza is offering a savings card where customers earn 10 percent with every purchase. Each time you hit the $250 mark, a $25 rewards card is automatically sent to you in the mail. Plus, Pizza in Piazza will pick up the Massachusetts Meal Tax on Sundays for the rest of the year. That’s 6.25 percent off, and although we may not be mathematicians we know that’s significant.

index_r3_c2Stop in and fill out the application form, give it to the server and receive a card in the mail within two weeks. Every time the card is used the balance of savings is printed on the receipt so tracking is also manageable. The place is owned by Donato Frattaroli and operated in the back of Ristorante Lucia, 11 Mount Vernon St. in Winchester. It’s in the family family as Lucia on Hanover Street in the North End.

The offerings at this casual place include, of course, pizza but also traditional Italian trattoria. Chef Nando Gentile says the, “goal is to be a good neighbor and not only provide a fabulous meal at a fair price. We hope to be a once-a-week, cost-effective destination.”

The place opened at the end of this summer, and amidst the current economic situation the prices and this savings program are innovative ways to become well known in the community indeed. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the place also has a full take-out menu and party platters. So go ahead, rent your Zipcar and venture into the “Ëœburbs. Boston has even more to offer at its outskirts.

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Bessie King is a Blast contributing editor. She can be reached at [email protected]

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