The proper way to eat spaghetti is to twirl it around your fork, set that fork aside, get another fork, twirl spaghetti around that fork, and then keep doing that until all the spaghetti is on forks. Fill up on Italian fare with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for $80 worth of Zagat-rated Italian cuisine and drinks
- $80 for $160 worth of Zagat-rated Italian cuisine for four or more
The dinner menu includes penne alla vodka ($18), risotto with jumbo shrimp and asparagus ($25), lasagna ($21), chicken piccata ($22), and grilled lamb chops ($30).
Gente Ristorante Italiano
Every day, an endless stream of airplanes flits between the United States and Europe. One of them, though is carrying precious cargo: a daily delivery of sorbetto and gelato for Gente Ristorante Italiano straight from Milan. This tight connection with Italy shines in the rest of the menu, too. All of the cuisine is directly inspired by owner and executive chef Jay B. Mitchell’s hundreds of visits to the country. For example, he first spied the insalata parma dish on the menu at a Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat beach club. With his risotto, he hopes to re-create the classic risottos served at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.
Zagat ranked the comforting Italian cuisine at Gente Ristorante Italiano “very good to excellent,” thanks in part to all this research. “The trick, I believe,” wrote a reporter for Short and Sweet NYC, “is when combining local produce with unmatchable Italian staples, Gente manages to produce the essence of a ‘local’ Italian dining experience in a neighborhood notorious for grab-and-go commuter clientele.”
The place has a relaxed vibe, you got the sound of easy conversation with a background some quiet jazz.andymwood, TripAdvisor, 2/5/12
the risotto with spinach and chicken was the real stand out. I could not believe how good this dish was.robyn b., Yelp, 7/9/12
153 E 45th St.
New York, New York 10017