Italian food can put you back in good spirits, just like a warm hug or a carefully hidden flask of chocolate syrup. Guzzle the good stuff with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Italian food
- $30 for $60 worth of Italian food
Homemade rotini with spinach and ricotta is $14.95, the fried-meatball sandwich is $6.49, and the Polk Street chicken with fried romaine is $15.95. See the full menu.
Cuzzin’s Italian Comfort Food
From the same team that started the critically lauded Danny’s of Melrose Park, Cuzzin’s Italian Comfort Food serves hearty plates of everything from pastas to neck bones and tripe. The Chicago Sun Times praised the menu for its focus on hearty dishes such as the eggplant parmigiana, draped with melted mozzarella and provolone, and the giambotta, Italian for all mixed up, a vegetable dish often found debating whether a tomato is one of its kind.
Danny’s Cafe warmly serves what co-owner Carl Dote described as “Italian peasant food” on Danny’s Check, Please! feature. Their cooking aims to comfort, from generously stuffed artichokes to their signature fried-meatball sub. The hefty sandwich, highlighted on WGN, comes to fruition after staff members hand-form fresh meatball mix into patties and pile on fried peppers. Co-owner and chef Paula Dote told ABC’s “Hungry Hound” that when she and her husband bought the restaurant, she wanted to make exactly what she made at home, and indeed, she uses recipes from her mother and mother-in-law in all of her cooking and homemade volcano experiments. She ladles vodka sauce and crumbled sausage over homemade rigatoni, and layers provolone, parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta in the four-cheese lasagna. Pork neck bones, one of Danny's more unique dishes, are served twice a week and praised by Hungry Hound for the tender meatiness resulting from hours spent simmering in spiced tomatoes. The eatery has also spawned relatives—appropriately named “Cuzzin’s Cafe”—that serve similar dishes in Des Plaines and Orland Park.