What You'll Get
The spaghetti-western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $42 worth of Italian fare at 604 West Morgan Featuring Cinellis in Durham.
Within brick-layered walls and under the warm glow of spherical chandeliers, 604 West Morgan's culinary construction crew presents patrons with a menu of elegant Italian eats. The pork Milanese entree ($19) dresses up its breaded, pan-fried piece of protein in heirloom tomato, arugula and fresh mozzarella before auditioning to be eaten by famous fashion designers. Among pasta dishes, fettucini Forrester tosses broad ribbons in wild mushrooms, truffle oil, and grated grana-padano hard cheese for a rustic delicacy ($19). Gourmet pizza such as the smoked-shrimp ¬Vessuvio blazes through open mouths ($14) and a Trojan bowl of Tuscan-bean soup ($8) infiltrates unsuspecting tasters with a satiable blend of pancetta, onion, chickpea, and cannellini. Open-air, natural-wood patio seating allows guests to dine both ¬al dente and alfresco while Al Pacino does windsprints nearby.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for alcohol. Not valid for delivery. Not valid for Cinelli's menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 604 at West Village
Towering brick walls reach up to the exposed wooden rafters and modern, spherical chandeliers hang from 604 at West Village's high ceilings. Beneath this rustic, yet refined decor, plates of contemporary Italian dishes travel to tables, loaded with locally sourced produce, wild boar from Broken Arrow Ranch, and housemade pastas. Every day, chefs incorporate new ingredients from the Durham Farmers' Market into their risotto and craft the pasta primavera exclusively from fresh, seasonal vegetables. During warmer months, the restaurant hosts live jazz performances on its outdoor patio, allowing diners to enjoy the music and eat with silverware made from smelted saxophones.
Sharing the location, but offering a more casual dining environment, The Pizzeria serves oven-crisped pies alongside a similar selection of refined entrees with locally sourced ingredients. Although the chefs are equally comfortable with tossing thin-crust, new york style pizzas by hand and sculpting thicker, sicilian-style pizzas, their signature creation is the Grandma pan pizza with garlic- and basil-spiked tomato sauce. Although The Pizzeria's dining room shares the same brick walls as 604 at West Village, it creates a more lounge-like feel by lining them with neon beer signs and vintage posters advertising low-definition TVs.