Felix's Family Ristorante owner Dolores Terriaca crafts meals from Abruzzan recipes inspired by her central Italian roots. House-made tortellini and eggplant rollatini are joined by nightly specials, such as clams provencale over pasta and prime rib with seasoned potatoes. Though definitively Italian, some of the dishes are fused with international flavors, such as calamari dusted with Cajun spices or the curried vegetable soup. With any meal, guests enjoy bread baked fresh daily and the comfort of knowing they'll get to sit in a chair while they eat.
In 1963, Salvatore Vatrano founded the first Antonio’s location with a menu of casual Italian eats. Though Vatrano left his native Calabria, Italy, for Massachusetts, he retained the sense of hospitality and pride in his food that characterize his home country. His original restaurant location has expanded to three storefronts, each of which slings cheesy or meat-laden pizzas and meaty grinder sandwiches on heat-pressed rolls. The seafood dishes at Antonio’s make the most of the coastal location, with dishes such as fish 'n' chips, shrimp, or flaming shark mousse. Vatrano and his family also accommodate health-conscious eaters with veggie wraps, chef salads, and breakfast omelets, which are pizzas that accidentally got made with eggs and folded in half.
Departing from the tradition of toppings, Lumpy's burger builders do something altogether different. Stuffing all-beef patties with a variety of cheeses, they hand form seasoned burgers and nestle them inside buttery brioche buns, preventing the tragic moment when fixings fall off a burger. Located inside Club Meadows, Lumpy's also offers diners the chance to enjoy live music, as well as beers, cocktails, and other beverages.
Six Corners Sandwich Shop doles out grinders, wings, and other carryout fare until 2 a.m. every day of the week. Late-night sandwich runs and on-the-go lunches find substance in more than 40 types of hot and cold submarine sandwiches. Sandwiches come with the option of lettuce, tomato, mayo, and cheese and range in style from robust barbecue chicken to eggplant parmigiana. The eatery's wings dress in barbecue, mild, hot, or suicide sauce, seeking relief in blue-cheese dip or in a pair of delicately cupped hands. Though not included in this Groupon, 26 flavors of soft-serve ice cream can start burning tongues on a path of cool convalescence.
Since 1927, Zonin’s Gourmet Market has crafted hearty Italian sausage from a family recipe and surrounded it with a robust menu of bold-flavored paninis, wraps, and salads. The Zonin's special transforms the signature sausage's taste-bud aria into a flavor opera with peppers, onions, sauce or cheese, and an epic death scene ($6). Otherwise, fulfill equally red-meaty desires with the roast-beef wrap's zesty blend of asiago cheese and horseradish ($7.50), or the Aquino panini, a cold press of mortadella and salami highlighted by roasted red peppers ($7.50). For a slightly lighter repast, treat pocket-sized pet rabbits to the Mauro’s special salad, which showcases candied walnuts, pears, and gorgonzola on mixed greens ($7.95). Zonin’s Gourmet Market also hooks up patrons with an assortment of prepared dishes, such as lasagna, fresh calamari salad, and stuffed shells.