Making a panini requires only two slices of bread, filling, and an expensive machine that holds the slices of bread steady while the filling is shot in between them with some sort of air-powered hose. Go somewhere that has that apparatus with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$29 for an Italian brunch for two (up to a $72 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $16 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $16 value each)
- Two cocktails or glasses of prosecco (up to a $12 value each)
$59 for an Italian brunch for four (up to a $144 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $16 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $16 value each)
- Four cocktails (up to a $12 value each) or one bottle of prosecco (a $38 value)
$79 for an Italian brunch for six (up to a $220 total value)
- Three appetizers (up to a $16 value each)
- Six entrees (up to a $16 value each)
- Two bottles of prosecco (a $38 value each)
The menu introduces guests to the cuisine of Naples with such appetizers as the smoked-mozzarella potato croquette and a selection of entrees, from the carbonara pizza with eggs, pancetta, and pecorino to the panini with mozzarella, tomato, and ham. Cocktail options include a bloody mary with Jinro soju vodka and a bellini with Mionetto prosecco and peach purée.
Forcella on Bowery
At Forcella on Bowery, pizza master Giulio Adriani focuses on recreating the smells and tastes of his native Naples, hand-making pizzas in a wood-fired oven. Guests introduce their taste buds to rare and exciting dishes, such as the flash-fried and ever-popular pizza fritte or the stuffed Pizza alla Nutella, or chow down on traditional meals such as the basil-, mozzarella-, and tomato-topped margherita⎯a pie that bears the three colors of an Italian stoplight. The restaurant's attention to authenticity and rich flavors has won it the accolades of Time Out New York and the New York Post, enchanting patrons with its lightly fried Montanara pies, handcrafted antipasti and salads, and pizza-based brunches.