The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine alone or with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Sicilian Cuisine for Dinner For Two or More People
The menu includes seafood such as shrimp scampi ($14.75), chicken entrees such as chicken marsala ($13.75), and baked pasta specialties such as lasagna ($11.75) and shells stuffed with ricotta cheese ($10.75).
Maria's Cafe & Italian Restaurant
Usually to get into the Hall of Fame, you have to hit 400 home runs or crush an opposing quarterback a hundred times. The only crushing likely to be seen at Maria's Cafe & Italian Restaurant, however, is that of helpless garlic. Nonetheless, the Sicilian eatery found itself a recipient of NBC12’s Restaurant Report Hall of Fame Award in 2009. The accolade might be a product of its decor’s Mediterranean-art deco design, or it might be a celebration of the recipes cooked by its Sicily-born owners.
From baked pasta entrees such as manicotti to house specialties like the wild mushroom ravioli, the menu unites classic Italian ingredients. Wraps, pizza, paninis, and calzones complement the core offerings, and a wine and beer menu ensures no one at the table resorts to drinking from their purse—the ideal location for a bag of wine.
Wow. Best Spaghetti with meat sauce I've ever had!Vanessa L., 10/21/12
We enjoyed their calamari appetizer, which was done just right: the tentacles were crunchy, and the rings were not chewy.Christie P., 9/4/12
16 West Old Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803