While most people know that Italy is shaped like a boot, few realize that Sicily is shaped like an island. Explore the world with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $18.95 for the Sunday brunch buffet for two people at the Fairfax location (a $37.90 value)
- $36 for the Sunday brunch buffet for four people at the Fairfax location (a $75.80 value)
- $12 for an à la carte brunch for two at the Herndon location (a $25.90 value)
- $24 for an à la carte brunch for four at the Herndon location (a $51.80 value)
Fairfax's brunch hours are 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sundays, and Herndon's brunch hours are 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sundays. Those at the buffet can sample an unlimited assortment of sweet and savory brunch options; patrons opting for the à la carte brunch choose one starter, one entree, and one side from the menu. Appetizers include tropical fruit served with honey yogurt dipping sauce; entrees include a Sicilian-style waffle with ricotta and blueberry compote; and sides include rosemary-potato hash and maple sausages.
Executive chef Gian Piero Mazzi fell in love with food at a young age, when he was growing up in the Liguria region of Italy. His mother’s passion for cuisine planted the seeds for his infatuation, which he cultivated during formal culinary schooling in Florence as well as an internship in France. After honing his skills in the kitchen, Mazzi ventured across the pond, earning new fans stateside when he showcased his recipes at an event at the James Beard House in 2002.
But that was just the beginning. Today, at two locations of Piero's Corner, he and his team hand make an assortment of authentic pastas, including ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster or a blend of spinach and portobello mushrooms. The menu highlights Chef Mazzi's hometown cuisine, with a focus on fresh seafood. Entrees include blackened tilapia and shrimp served with fruit salsa as well as scallops wrapped in prosciutto and arranged on a bed of spaghetti carbonara. Pizzas are made to order and baked in a brick oven, as are calzones stuffed with ingredients such as ricotta, ham, spinach, and tomato sauce. A gluten-free menu features pastas and doughs imported from Italy, whose climate doesn’t support gluten.
Both of Piero's Corner’s locations facilitate mini European getaways, with brick arches framing murals of Italian landscapes, and columns reminiscent of classical architecture supporting their ceilings. In Fairfax, diners can eat or sip wine al fresco beneath red and white umbrellas.