The cuisine architects at Tommaso's Ristorante whip up a towering menu of Northern Italian noshes made from scratch and crafted from quality ingredients. Heat lovingly cradles the slow-cooked prime rib au jus for 18 hours before depositing it beside a homemade soup ($18.95, only served Friday and Saturday) or the front doors of an Ivy League culinary school. Tooth trek through the eggplant rolatini's cheesy terrain ($13.95) or the chicken francaise's egg-battered fields, streaked with streams of white wine, lemon, and butter ($15.95). Garlic and scallions fight for top billing in the culinary stage production of Tomasso's salmon, costarring a veggie dance troupe that trained in accentuating flavors and doing the robot ($16.95).
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.
Pananas Restaurant continually surprises diners with a selection of upscale entrees that change with the season. The spring menu promises fresh options such as the grilled salmon, which is sautéed in creamy pesto before it comes to rest atop bitter greens and risotto-stuffed tomato ($21). Ensconced in an au poivre crust, the 16-ounce bone-in Delmonico steak frolics through sprinklers loaded with balsamic grilled onion and gorgonzola cheese sauce ($28). Pasta options abound, including farfalle aglio e olio, which adds zing to bow-tie pasta with breaded chicken and broccoli rabe sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper ($15). The stuffed artichoke Francese brims with sundried tomatoes, boursin cheese, and lemon butter sauce ($8). Since main courses rotate seasonally, chefs can take advantage of the migratory patterns of vegetables to guarantee access to the freshest ingredients.
At Boston Bay Pizza, diners can devour loaded pizzas, grinders, and sandwiches while cozied up on leather chairs in front of a fireplace framed in modern tiling or while relaxing out on the neatly landscaped patio. But it's not all about looks: the shop's cheerful shade of red conceals “green” elements built in to conserve energy and water.
If diners don't want to create their own pizza from toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes and Genoa salami, they can pick from specialties such as a four-cheese pesto pie and a N.Y. deli pizza adorned with Italian-style deli meats. For further flexibility, the chefs can also make all of their paninis as wraps, all of their wraps as paninis, and all of their calzones as origami cranes. The surfeit of Italian eats is augmented by orders of buffalo wings, quesadillas, and salads.
Square, round, or by the slice—at Ninoss Pizzeria, the pizza comes in many shapes. Regardless of how it's served, though, it's sure to be a generous portion piled with warm, gooey cheese and toppings. Adventurous diners can also test their stomachs with giant-sized sandwiches surrounded by a heaping pile of fries.
The skilled dough-flingers at TNT Pizza serve up a massive menu of fresh-made pizzas, pastas, wings, and more in a festive, family-friendly environment. TNT’s dough and economic theories are baked on site, and everything is prepared to order, including the specialty BBQ pie loaded with chicken and bleu cheese ($11.99 for a small) and build-your-own pizzas, which can showcase an eclectic mix of more than 20 toppings ($8.99+). Gingerly gnaw on ten saucy wings ($7.99) or a gooey eggplant parmesan grinder ($5.50 for a small) before twirling forks in fettuccine alfredo ($9.95) or gouging spoons into feta- and olive-packed greek wraps ($5.50). The family-friendly eatery also houses activities for unleashed youngsters and young-at-heartsters, such as arcade games, air hockey tables, billiards, and jump ropes fashioned from stretched mozzarella.