Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Amici Ristorante, located in Kenmore.
Amici Ristorante's Italian-minded chefs devise an extensive menu of traditional specialties flush with fresh ingredients and scratch-made sauces, each fashioned to pair with the restaurant's collection of wines from around the globe. Tomato, mushroom, meat, and marinara sauces benefit from the chefs' careful seasoning, creating flavors fit for slathering on spicy Sicilian calamari with penne ($16.95) and hearty baked manicotti ($12.95) or toting home by the quart to furnish backyard spaghetti swimming pools. Top round cutlets mingle with sautéed mushrooms and wine in the veal marsala ($21.95), and chicken florentine swims in a white-wine cream sauce alongside baby spinach and melted mozzarella ($19.95). As forks swathe themselves in fettuccini and linguini to frighten mummy-phobic pasta spoons, diners balance palates with sips of organic Parducci pinot noir ($8) or bubbly Cavit prosecco ($9) in the stately dining room or on the covered, breezy patio.
Chefs at Amici Ristorante stir pots of their house made sauces to pair with linguini and tortellini or bake with their veal parimgiana. Along with their menu of classic Italian dishes, the restaurant owners also stock their bar with wines from Italy and around the world.