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Dining on a Dime: Free Pizza, Tapas, Coffee and Other Deals

photo: Robert S. Donovan

Cooking at home is the best way to save cash, but it’s nice to go out sometimes, too. Check out Frugal Foodie every Friday for a selection of the latest coupons for casual and fancy fare.

This week: free coffee, tapas and pizza, and 20%-off restaurant month, among other deals.

1. Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen

On Oct. 12, participating locations of the chain will celebrate National Pizza Month with a Facebook offer good for one pizza slice. Coupons will be available for download starting Oct. 1.

2. ZED 451

Get a free small plate worth up to $14 at this Boca Raton, Fla., restaurant with a print out coupon. One coupon per table. Offer expires Oct. 31.

3. Bob Evans

Get a free eight-piece order of peanut butter brownie bites when you make a carry-out or online order purchase of $15 or more and use a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Good through October 6.

4. Wildwood Barbeque

In honor of Craft Beer Week, through Oct. 3, this New York restaurant is offering a three-course $40 prix-fixe with beer pairings from Fire Island Beer Company.

5. Hardee’s

Get a free small coffee or beverage with the purchase of a Country-Fried Steak ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit when you present a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Good through Oct. 23.

6. Dine Out Palm Desert

During October, Palm City, Calif., is offering a coupon redeemable for a 20% discount on food at participating location restaurants. Offer does not include beverages, tax or tip, and cannot be combined with other discount deals. Each restaurant may set other conditions, too.

7. Olive Garden

EatDrinkDeals.com has it on good authority that the chain’s Never-Ending Pasta Dinner promotion, which offers all-you-can eat of 42 possible pasta-and-sauce combos for $8.95, will be ending on Oct. 10. If you want to take advantage of that deal, hurry. No coupon needed.

8. Connecticut Restaurant Week

From Oct. 4-10, participating restaurants throughout the state are offering specials including appetizers for $3.75, prix-fixe meals for $20.10 and two-for-one dinners for $37.50.

9. Detroit Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants are offering three-course prix-fixe menus for $28. Many are also offering beverage deals and other specials.

Frugal Foodie is a journalist based in New York City who spends her days writing about personal finance and obsessing about what she’ll have for dinner. Chat with her on Twitter through @MintFoodie.