Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare during dinner at Chioda's Trattoria.
Chioda's Trattoria crafts its menu from authentic Italian family recipes and serves guests in a traditionally styled dining room. Start your Tuscan tongue trek with an appetizer of sautéed mussels in white-wine sauce ($7.95) or a stacked caprese insalata, a sturdy salad structure of sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella ($9.95). The penne ala vodka simmers tubular noodles in a creamy sauce jacuzzi with spinach, shallots, and crushed red pepper ($13.95), and a docile litter of ziti holds up sausage cacciatore ($14.95). A wide selection of land and seaborne entrees includes the shrimp-and-swordfish pesto (market price) and chicken gorgonzola with potato gnocchi ($15.95). As trees change out of their autumn-colored cloaks, Chioda's Trattoria's dining halls surround diners with golden-hued walls, antique wrought-iron wall sconces, and holiday wreaths to keep dishes from being harassed by chilling breezes.
At Chiodas Trattoria, chefs draw on generations-old recipes to craft authentic Italian dishes in a genuine trattoria atmosphere reminiscent of American cafes and French bistros. To create the chicken gorgonzola, they toss chicken medallions and potato gnocchi in a creamy gorgonzola sauce with sun-dried tomatoes. They also specialize in authentic entrees such as veal parmigiano, fettuccine alfredo, and frutti di mare—shrimp, scallops, calamari, and mussels sautéed in wine sauce and served over linguine.