$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Fare at Trattoria Roma

Grandview Heights, Columbus

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Chefs employ locally sourced ingredients to assemble traditional Roman dishes served in refined, red-walled dining room

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Expires Apr 3rd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Not valid for alcohol. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Dine-in only; valid only for dinner. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Fare

Menu items include torta di granchio fresh lump crab cakes ($10), tortellini alla bolognese ($14), pollo gorgonzola ($17), and a three-meat, spinach, and cheese lasagna ($13). See the full menu.

Trattoria Roma

Old Blue Eyes casts his piercing gaze across the red-walled dining room as the opening strains of “Strangers in the Night” drift into the ears of diners seated at tables dressed in white linens. The aura of a refined 1960s club permeates every nook and cranny of Trattoria Roma, thanks in part to the assortment of framed Sinatra records and photos displayed behind the bar and the ever-present Rat Pack tunes playing throughout the day. Since its opening 22 years ago, the eatery's owners have fostered a cozy-yet-refined atmosphere bolstered by authentic Roman cuisine forged from local ingredients. This tradition continued eight years ago when veteran employee Shawn Mason took over the restaurant’s reigns from the original owners. Though he brought his own brand of hospitality to the mix, he made sure to uphold the kitchen’s tradition of high culinary standards.

As Shawn cheerfully chats with regulars scattered throughout the dining room and at the bar, his partner, chef Matthew Prokopchak, can be found architecting Italian eats with his crew in the kitchen. Having grown up learning the conventions of Italian cooking from his mother and aunts, chef Matthew integrates some of his family’s recipes into the menu, imbuing his dishes with a sense of history and tradition. He assembles his arsenal of fresh produce –from lush tomatoes to fragrant basil– from local farms. While the menu remains largely unchanged throughout the year, each night the friendly service staff sidles up to tables to detail the day's seasonal specials via verbal recitations or interpretive dances.

Amid the dining room’s ruby walls, a series of Orfeo Tamburi lithographs depicting post-WWII Rome––reportedly the only complete Tamburi collection in the United States––hang in elegant frames. The décor works in concert with the savory wafts of garlic emanating from the bustling kitchen to evoke a vintage Italian atmosphere.

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  • Grandview Heights (464.1 miles)

    1447 Grandview Ave.

    Columbus, Ohio 43212

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