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.
$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Fare
A robust menu of Northern Italy–inspired dishes, such as linguine with Manila clams ($21.95), housemade butternut-squash ravioli with brown butter and sage ($17.95), and veal scaloppine ($26.95+), is complemented by wines from an extensive list.
Even as he traveled the world while cooking on a cruise ship, young Gaetano Palmeri couldn't forget the taste of his native Italian cuisine; he opened a restaurant of his own in 1981 to celebrate its dazzling flavors. Today, the chefs of Gaetano's Ristorante prepare a menu of authentic Northern Italian fare, such as housemade gnocchi, ravioli, and pappardelle pasta, osso buco, and chicken piccata, as well as dishes from a gluten-free menu. A generous list of varied wines, available by the glass, bottle, and geodesic dome, complements plates served in a warmly lit dining area with dark wood accents. Gaetano's Ristorante also fetes special events with bites from a festive banquet and party menu.