Boiling noodles is a great way to make a delicious pasta dish or express disdain for a kindergartner's art project. Demonstrate fine taste with this Groupon.
- $15 for $30 worth of northern Italian cuisine
More than 25 years ago, chef GianCarlo Agnoletti founded a restaurant near Rimini, Italy, that took its inspiration directly from the nearby Adriatic Sea. Mussels, insalata di mare, and fresh-caught fish fueled GianCarlo's passion for northern Italian cuisine—until fate and circumstance carried him to Nashville, more than 4,500 miles from his native Italy, or roughly the length of the world's longest linguine noodle.
But on the arch-lined patio of his current culinary endeavor, Sole Mio, it's not hard to imagine oneself on a quaint Italian street. Aromas of handmade pasta and fresh sauces—all made to order—sweep over al fresco diners, while inside, waiters sidle up to white tablecloths to recommend bottles of wine or perhaps one of the restaurant's regularly changing entrees. Chefs design and cook these rotating dishes depending on the in-season ingredients, but they also whip up special fundraising dinners to support charitable causes such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.