Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian dinner for two
- $40 for $85 worth of Italian food for four or more
Diners can sample an array of dishes including lobster ravioli ($19) and filetto al pepe verde—a dry-aged Angus filet mignon simmered in butter and green peppercorns ($25). They can also enjoy the tender veal shank of the osso buco alla milanese ($24) or the simmered clams, mussels, and shrimp of the risotto alla pescatora ($23). See the full menu here.
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.
Food was very good. Fresh, full flavored and simple but nice clean presentation.Opentable diner, 4/8/12
The menu was extensive and deeply rooted in genuine Italian cuisine.RFO2, TripAdvisor, 8/31/12
855 S Broadway
Lexington, Kentucky 40504Get Directions