One of the most fun parts of eating Italian cuisine is twirling spaghetti noodles around your fork and then using that whole thing as a big, wet spoon to scoop up meatballs. Pick pasta with this Groupon.
$40 for a Two-Course Italian Dinner for Two (Up to $93.90 Value)
- A first course of two bruschettas, antipastos, or salads (up to a $23 value)
- A main course of two pastas, piattis, paninis, or focacces (up to a $35.90 value)
- One bottle of house red or white wine (a $30 value)
- Two coffees (a $5 value)
The menu includes first courses such as bruschetta siciliana with grilled eggplant and pecorino or porta-portese salad with buffalo mozzarella. Main courses include lobster ravioli in pink-vodka sauce and a tarquinio prisco panini sandwich with grilled chicken, eggplant, and brie.
Via Della Pace
Though Via Della Pace is halfway across the world from its namesake, a picturesque street in Rome, both locations boast a similarly convivial spirit. During the summertime, diners linger on an outdoor patio holding what the website describes as “friendly conversations full of gestures.” Family recipes, some of which have been passed down for four generations, provide the backbone for these relaxed repasts. The menu’s signatures include homemade fettuccine with white sausage and pork ribs, as well as focaccia, paninis, and other light fare. Each meal can also be paired with fresh sangria, 11 cordials including limoncello, or wine sourced from various regions of Italy.
But the food's not Via Della Pace's only draw. Weekly live-music performances in genres from jazz to bossa nova set toes tapping on the weathered wooden floor of the dining room. Other special events include wine tastings, tango lessons, and charades acted out for the pedestrians gazing in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The food is perfect, original Italian, the owner is from Rome and you can tell from the food that this is serious Italian cooking.Mas P., Yelp, 3/10/12
Wonderful outdoor seating area for people watching without traffic whizzing by, cool decor, light and delicious bruchettesMadhu R., Yelp, 6/3/12
48 E 7th St.
Manhattan, New York 10003