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.
$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Fare
The lunch menu includes express pastas ($6.29+) and sandwiches ($7.99+), and the dinner menu highlights fettuccine pescatore ($15.99) and veal parmigiana ($15.99). Restaurant hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Ciao Italian Restaurant
A downtown mainstay for more than a quarter century, Ciao Italian Restaurant quells cravings with Prime Omaha beef and house-made sugar-free marinara rife with garlic, basil, and olive oil. Chef Tony, the eatery's epicurean mastermind, pours more than three decades of culinary experience into the preparation of Maryland-style crab cakes and fettuccine alfredo seasoned with pepper and ground nutmeg. Servers ferry glasses of pomegranate margaritas to tables dressed in gray linens and patrons sink forks into creamy cannolis imported from New York City's Little Italy. The venue's cozy dining area seats businessmen for quick lunches, couples for candlelit dinners, and canine actors for Lady and the Tramp scene studies.