Experiencing another culture through its cuisine is less costly than traveling to the site of its first chili cook-off and less embarrassing than donning its traditional jester costume. Cultivate sophisticated palates with today’s Groupon to Appetito in Newton. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of upscale Italian dinner cuisine.
- For $45, you get $100 worth of upscale Italian dinner cuisine for groups of four or more.<p>
Appetito’s menu teems with seafood, seasonal veggies, and dishes of house-made pasta accented by a mélange of herbs, spices, and sauces. The braciola di maiale, a roasted, center-cut pork chop tinged with honey, apple, cranberry-fennel marmalade, and fresh sage ($21.95), arrives with sweet and savory flavors that complement each other like an extra-long spatula and an itchy back. House-made flat pasta bears a wealth of seafood ranging from Prince Edward Island mussels to freshly snared New England Coast fish and Wellfleet littlenecks in the cioppino entree ($21.95). Chefs top off the anitro dish of slow-roasted, honey-glazed duck garnished with apple and cherry and lace it with a basil balsamic sauce ($19.95), served beside herb mashed potatoes ideal for sculpting into busts of your favorite server.
Appetito's sleek, modern interior, with its burnished wood bar and polished windows, is indicative of the contemporary sensibilities with which its kitchen interprets classic Italian fare. Handmade pastas, fresh herbs, and seasonal heirloom vegetables furnish brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. On weekends, diners can sit down to a hearty brunch dish such as the challah french toast, which oozes with strawberries and rum-splashed bananas. During the week, the dining room hums with energy generated by tables chatting amicably and digging into five styles of focaccia paninis or savory pasta dishes, such as gnocchi polloi with mascarpone.
761 Beacon St.
Newton Center, Massachusetts 02459