Authentic Italian cuisine brings the tastes of Italy to dinner tables, but only the most gallant chefs make sure it's back in Italy before bedtime. Observe culinary etiquette with today’s Groupon to Antonia’s Cucina Italiana in Sugar Land. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian lunch fare.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian dinner fare.
Antonia’s Cucina Italiana's Chef Roberto Rosa and his culinary cohort construct artfully presented plates of traditional Northern Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner menus brimming with chicken, seafood, and veal. A fountain bubbles at the center of the outdoor patio, which blooms with green umbrellas that shade lunchers as they slice into the sautéed chicken breast draped in lemon-butter sauce ($12.99). A midday di mare ($16.99) plunders ocean waters for shrimp, calamari, mussels, Cape Cod clams, and, when available, fillets of Kraken.
In the evening, homemade pasta rolls up ricotta, mozzarella, fontina, and pecorino romano for a manicotti quatro formaggio ($13.99) that drips with San Marzano tomato sauce. Diners lounge amid cheerful yellow walls and red curtains as riso sardo ($20.99) graces spoons with a slow-cooked risotto thick with assorted wild mushrooms tamed by cooks wearing bite-proof gloves. Framed black-and-white photographs look on as the sweet Cape Cod clams open their shells to fresh oregano, crushed red-pepper flakes, and white wine ($20.99).
Antonia’s Cucina Italiana
Roberto Rosa first discovered his love of cooking at age 13, when he began learning recipes from his grandmother Antonia. Two decades later, the owner of Antonia’s Cucina Italiana shares his love of all Italian fare, transforming chicken, seafood, veal, and house-made pasta into colorful dishes during lunch and dinner. Across the three locations, décor and amenities vary, from outdoor seating to exposed brick walls and checkered floors where diners can settle arguments over who pays the bill with games of human chess.