Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $30 for $60 worth of food and drinks during dinner; valid for a party of four
- $15 for $30 worth of food and drinks during dinner; valid for a party of two
- $11 for $22 for food and drinks during lunch
The menu includes a lengthy list of pizzas, such as the Mangia Bene—topped with artichokes, peppers, and eggplant ($13.95)—and the salsiccia, which unites sausage with caramelized onions and mozzarella on a golden crust ($13.95). Entrees include the tortelloni romana, with ricotta dumplings in a tomato-cream sauce alongside pancetta and mushrooms ($11.95), as well as the risotto mare e monti, a gathering of shrimp, clams, and scallops atop arborio rice ($15.95).
Ale Roma Cucina
Seasoned chef and owner Rodrigo Olmedo brings nearly 30 years of culinary experience to crafting Ale Roma Cucina's menu of traditional Italian cuisine. His creations are diverse, from elegant pasta dishes such as the rigatoni con salsiccia—with sausage, asparagus, caramelized onions, sherry, cream, and reggiano cheese—to more casual panini sandwiches and rustic pizza suited for gourmet lunch hours.
Behind the bar, rows of wine bottles line the wall, looking out upon the dining room where marble-topped tables fill with plates of steaming gnocchi and discussions about whether The Mona Lisa actually had teeth. The restaurant’s selection of libations also includes numerous bottled and draft beers as well as espresso drinks to savor with slices of tiramisu.