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.
$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks
Menu starters of bruschetta ($5.99–$9.99) segue into the portobello panini ($13.99) or margherita pizza with fresh basil ($10.49–$15.49). Orecchiette genovese chicken pasta ($19.99) steams in pesto alfredo beside grilled Atlantic salmon with lemon sauce ($22.99), both of which include Mario's endless soup or salad and garlic homeloaf.
East Side Mario's
A mere sandwich throw from Niagara Falls, East Side Mario's is found within the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Fallsview Hotel, directly across the street from Fallsview Casino. Below elegant chandeliers, Mario's red and white checked tablecloths support grilled salmon, juicy steak, and Italian-imported pastas slathered in spicy arrabbiata or pesto alfredo. The doors of the kitchen part as servers emerge bearing Sicilian-style pizzas fresh from the sweltering interior of a stone oven.
Through the steam rising from Mario's all-you-can-eat garlic homeloaf, diners can peer at the framed mirrors hanging on gold walls. After enjoying wine or cocktails at Mario's polished wooden bar, guests can question servers about Four Points hotel accommodations or the strength needed to hurl a pizza across Niagara Falls and into the mouth of a waiting American.