Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane fuel mixture of tomato sauce and mustache hair, which made them run forever but left ladybug-luring leaks in driveways. Power your body motor without having to share with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $15 worth of Italian food, gelato, and coffee at MaximoPino Cafe, located in the West Village.
Authentically Italian down to the windows made from noodles and the spoons made from whittled-down Italian spoons, MaximoPino's menu brings the culinary traditions of executive chef Massimo Pino's Italian heritage to New York. The sweetest stars in MaximoPino's food firmament are its gelato and sorbetti cups ($4.50 for two scoops). Dig your mini shovel into a pistachio gelato or cool down with a creamy peach sorbetti, available with fresh fruit, amaretto cookies, and numerous other toppings. Keep the gelato gyroscope a-whirling with MaximoPino's gelato frappe ($4.70) or opt for a chocolate cannoli ($5.50) or any of MaximoPino's other Italian pastries. MaximoPino offers made-to-order pizzas based on a longstanding Pino-family recipe—try the margherita ($9.90) or sculpt your own flat-sterpiece ($6.70, plus cost of toppings) with MaximoPino's 30-plus toppings. Keep warm on a cold New York summer night with a hot chocolate ($4.90 for small) or smuggle your own snack into your daughter's banjo recital with a smoked-turkey panino ($7.75).
The expressive interiors of MaximoPino's café also come straight from the source—the cabinets, display cases, and furniture have all been imported from Italy. While you bodysurf the Internet with the café's WiFi access, take in other aural and visual delights, such as the music they pump in from Italian broadcasts or the live video feed from MaximoPino's on-site gelato factory. Get your Groupon and get to MaximoPino for boot-shaped breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Yelpers give MaximoPino three stars, saying: