Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize out-of-control mayors. Today's Groupon similarly stuns, and rightfully so: for $20, you get $40 worth of creative Italian cuisine at Agio.
Agio's executive chef Joseph Heidenreich concocts a Mediterranean-infused menu of fresh Italian fare that's impeccably paired with sophisticated sips from the restaurant's extensive wine list and served in an intimate, romantic setting. Complement an order of baked goat cheese in a tomato-basil puree served with flatbread ($8.95) with an earthy Italian red wine, or couple a vegetable pizza topped with basil pesto, mushrooms, roasted peppers, and gorgonzola ($10.95) with a crisp Italian white. Agio's moroccan paella serves up a succulent selection of fresh seafood, chicken, sausage, and saffron rice ($22.95), and the grilled pork loin arrives tableside sporting a dapper fez and a balsamic glaze ($19.95). The meatball is in the patron's court with the spaghetti, as it can be customized with a choice of sauce, protein, and other tasty toppings ($8.95–$15.95).
635 Massachusetts Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204