When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of Italian cuisine at Vincenzo's Ristorante & Bistro. Housed downtown in a multistory brick building, Vincenzo's composes gustatory opuses within the classic Northern Italian genre. Serving the same menu in both its white-tablecloth restaurant and casual bistro, Vincenzo's tames both of your tongues with its dual-headed dining experience. Gladden gullets with the baked cannelloni de vincenzo al forno, stuffed with veal, beef, spinach, and provolone ($8.95+), or the pollo parmigiana, a breaded breast of chicken slathered with pomodoro sauce and angel-hair pasta ($12.95+). The bistro hosts live jazz, blues, and standards seven nights a week, providing a healthy break from consecutive nights of binge knitting.
Vincenzo's Ristorante & Bistro
Vincenzo's Ristorante & Bistro's owners understand that people have different tastes, or sometimes just feel like a different experience. So, they decided to split their space in two. In the ristorante, they ferry fine Italian cuisine to candlelit, white-linened tables. In the bistro, they serve deliberately more casual fare as live singer-songwriters ply their trade at the piano with jazz and blues standards.