$17 for $35 Worth of Upscale Southern-Italian Cuisine at Casanova Italian Restaurant

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Passionate Neapolitan proprietor delivers menu of distinct Southern-Italian dishes

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Simple laziness has spurred many culinary inventions, including the sandwich, the blender, and the pizza, which was invented as a way to wheel heavy ingredients from place to place. Transport your palate with this Groupon.

$17 for $35 Worth of Upscale Southern-Italian Cuisine

Diners can wade into a saucy array of pasta dishes including lobster ravioli ($19) and farfalle al salmone, which sprinkles diced Atlantic salmon over bowtie pasta kissed with parmigiana ($19). An array of authentic meat dishes are also on hand, such as the tender veal shank of the osso buco alla milanese ($24). See the full menu.

Casanova Italian Restaurant

Casanova Italian Restaurant's owner Leo Capezzuto is one of eleven siblings, so it's no surprise that he has made Casanova a family affair. Leo is the proprietor, and the restaurant features cheeses made by hand by his brother and ingredients sourced from his sister's store, Sapori D'Italia. All of these factors culminate in a menu of authentic Southern-Italian cuisine that showcases more than fifteen different types of pasta, such as the scialiatielli con gamberi—artisan handmade egg pasta tossed with shrimp that chefs sauté with garlic, olive oil, and fresh cherry tomatoes. To prepare the filetto al pepe verde, they simmer a dry-aged Angus filet mignon in butter, and then top the delicacy with green peppercorns and cream brandy sauce. The menu also sources seafood from renowned fish regions, culling cuts of Atlantic salmon, Pacific swordfish, and Pacific cod. Like a DJ's closet, the wine list features more than 35 labels, collecting red, whites, and sparkling wines under the same roof.

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