Start off your decadent dinner feast with creamy mushroom risotto ($6) and a fresh mixed-green salad with balsamic vinaigrette ($3.50/$6) before moving on to the main event. Each night, the talented chef and kitchen staff at Spaghetteria Mamma Mia feature three pastas—one long, one short, and one stuffed. Aside from the three pasta specialties, try the stuffed tilapia with shrimp, crab, and clams, gingerly splashed with a white wine lemon butter sauce ($18), or satisfy your meat-tooth with an indulgent veal saltimbocca (with a sherry sauce, sage, and prosciutto, $16). For a more informal feast, savor a roasted-garlic, spinach, mozzarella and mushroom pizza ($12) with a glass of wine ($5–$9), or a spaghetti Sicily, composed of two large meatballs surrounded by classic spaghetti ($10). Finish your meal with one of Spaghetteria Mamma Mia's desserts made fresh daily.
For $10, you get $25 worth of pub grub and drinks at Three Monkeys in Tower Grove Park. This neighborhood gem features a Cheers-like setting, modestly priced plates, and sparkling neighborhood-gem-like drinks more thirst-quenching and tantalizing than the huge gem-like diamond astronomers found in outer space in 2004.
Since 1981, the pizza specialists at Elicia's Pizza have zipped through St. Louis's tangled roads delivering piping-hot pies to households in 30 minutes or less. At the shop, marinara masters stretch house-made dough into the shape of a mad professor's monocle and lavish each thin-crust disk with fresh sauce and the house's three-cheese blend. Additionally, the pizzeria's menu celebrates casual eats, such as wings, baked pastas, sandwiches, and crisp salads.
In the heart of The Grove's up-and-coming avenue sits Joyia, a Mediterranean-style tapas venture from Chuck Pener, the owner of Momos Greek Restaurant in University City, Missouri, that combines flavors inspired by Greece, Italy, Spain, and eastern Mediterranean countries. This tempting combination has already earned the city's attention, with everyone from the neighborhood association to the foodies at Sauce Magazine already buzzing with anticipation. When they're not busy adding to the dining room's unique atmosphere, diners turn their attention to the versatile menu, munching small plates of pork empanadas and spanakopita, grabbing kabobs featuring grilled chicken, roasted lamb, or beef tenderloin. Belly dancers further emphasize the Mediterranean atmosphere with performances six nights a week.
Today's deal lets STLers in on the city's biggest secret to be revealed since the time it was determined that the Budweiser brewery gnomes did not fly back to their home planet but had merely gone extinct. For $15, you'll get $35 worth of award-winning Italian cuisine and decadent desserts at La Dolce Via, a family-owned café in Forest Park Southeast.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.