Italian cuisine owes much to the Far East explorations of Marco Polo, who first discovered pasta noodles while lost in Kublai Khan's pool. Celebrate a tasty discovery and aquatic legacy with today's Groupon to Jim Alesci's Place in Solon. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of pastas, meats, sandwiches, and other Italian delicacies.
• For $45, you get $100 worth of catering services good for warm pasta dishes, signature sub trays, gourmet pizzas, and fresh-baked cakes.
For more than 50 years, the Alesci family's homemade recipes and fresh Italian delicacies have tickled customers' pasta-paved palettes and charmed their cannoli-shaped hearts with warm and pleasant service. A traditional menu, laden with daily specials, salads, and desserts, tempt Italian cuisine cravers to dine in or carry out their hearty fare. Like a particularly savory edition of the local paper, the eggplant and pasta comes rolled up rollatini-style or encrusted with parmesan ($7.95). Busy lunch setters can choose a quick and mobile meal from a lineup of Sandaweeches such as the Big Guido ($4.75)—packed between the signature italian bread with a trio of meats, cheese, and fresh toppings. Pizzas available in half and full sizes provide an authentic dose of non-angular fare.
Jim Alesci's Place also offers full-service catering, and its hot-food menu boasts sizzling favorites such as pasta and homemade meatballs ($6.95/person) that come complete with choice of meat or marinara sauce, homemade wedding soup or tossed salad, and accordion- or violin-playing garlic bread. The Godfather party tray ($6.50) offers cold cuts no sub lover could refuse, and the cannoli ($13 for a mini order) leaves mouths begging for the dessert's secret recipe.
Jim Alesci knows exactly what's good and what you need without coming close to breaking the bank.Andrew C., Yelp, 3/25/11
33475 Station St.
Solon, Ohio 44139