The founder of Bria Bistro Italiano teamed up with an executive chef to create a menu of Italian fare with seasonal ingredients. In the kitchen, chefs bake Italian favorites, such as lasagna stuffed with ricotta cheese, and prepare eggplant parmesan with housemade mozzarella and fire-roasted red peppers. Personal culinary flair is added by providing apricot-chutney accents, drizzles of white-truffle oil, and sides of herbed polenta fries. Servers pour glasses of wine from the extensive wine list to pair with entrees, including everything from bold reds to floral whites as crisp as a freshly dry-cleaned apple.
Muster an appetite for Caesar's menu with the opening invasion of antipasto caldo of scallop Florentine (scallops, spinach, bacon, ham, and cream sauce, $9) or an antipasto freddo of mozzarella caprese (green salad topped with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, pesto, and Italian dressing, $8) before quickly expanding your dinner territory with a secondi. Hope that your date doesn't speak Italian and order the pasta alla puttanesca ("whore's pasta," $9)—a mélange of diced tomatoes, black olives, hot peppers, capers, and artichoke hearts over spaghetti, angel hair, fettuccine, or ziti and topped with a spicy garlic and green-onion sauce. Seafarers, meanwhile, can sing with the fishes over a filet di pesce alla Frank Sinatra ($15), the catch of the day sautéed in lemon, capers, white wine, olive oil, witchcraft, and blue eyes that have been aged several decades. A more classical catch would be the lobster Pavarotti ($24), which serves a grossly overweight rock-lobster tail with baby shrimp and mushrooms in a heartbreaking aria of brandy cream sauce. More-casual culinary conquerors can share a 16-inch Piccadilly pizza with friends (beef, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and ham, $14). Wrap up your dinner with a traditional cappuccino ($4) or a deliciously decadent tiramisu ($4).
At CiCi’s Pizza, feasters can sample hearty slices of pizza and a wide selection of buffet fare ($4.99 per person over 10 years of age), filling bellies like a pouch-stuffing kangaroo preparing to weather the harsh Australian winter. Offering endless helpings of fresh salads, tantalizing pastas, tasty desserts, and oven-fresh pizzas, CiCi’s tames the most voracious hunger attacks via all-you-can-eat tactics. Pizza dough is made fresh daily and doused in a savory sauce crafted from vine-ripened tomatoes and prescience-instilling spices, while salads are hand-tossed with the freshest ingredients delivered hourly via teleportation.
Castrillo's Pizza surrounds its kitchen with open boxes, ready to pack up its signature pizzas for takeout or delivery transit. The staff make traditional hand-tossed and thin crust dough before topping it with a variety of toppings. 10" gluten-free crusts are available. The menu also includes customizable calzones, chicken alfredo lasagna, and honey-barbecue chicken wings topped with brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and slices of pineapple. Patrons can carry their meals straight home or settle down to eat in the courtyard just outside Castrillo's front door. For lunch, patrons can get individual pizza slices from 11am to 2pm every day. Although not valid for this Groupon, patrons can order online for delivery.
Underneath each of Roma Pizza & Pasta’s warm pies rests a layer of housemade dough tossed fresh each day. This same savory dough surrounds calzones and stromboli, which brim with fresh meats and veggies just like Roma’s sandwiches and salads. Pastas round out the eatery’s menu of familiar Italian-American eats, uniting tongues with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and oregano, and piquant marinara sauce.