Pasta became a staple of Italian cuisine after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine
The menu’s appetizers, such as beef carpaccio ($9) and bruschetta ($7), pave the way for entrees such as red-beet ravioli ($17) and veal scaloppine ($23). Desserts represent Italian classics such as gelato ($4.99), tiramisu ($7.99), and cheesecake ($6.99).
Germano Fabiani fills the menu at his eponymous trattoria with recipes from his native Tuscany, a region known for its extra-virgin olive oil and chianti wine. Artfully weathered teal and orange paint evoke the colors of its landscapes in the spacious dining room, where housemade pastas twirl around fork tines in tomato, besciamella, and parmesan-gorgonzola sauces. Germano's pasta-making demonstrations, infused with cultural context and history, draw school field trips as well as parties to the Little Italy location. The restaurant also hosts cabaret dinners in an onsite performance space, where a special menu keeps diners' mouths too full to sing along.