Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon for fine Italian cuisine at Appetito in Newton Center. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare.
• For $25, you get $50 worth of dinner fare.
Appetito satisfies saucy appetites with a combination of handmade pastas, heirloom vegetables, garden-fresh herbs, and amiable hospitality. Relax in the comforts of the cozy dining room while sampling the sophisticated flavors of the lunch menu. Anchor incisors in an underwater garden of calamaretti fritti, pan-sautéed calamari with mesclun greens ($10.95), or stretch landlubbing legs with the Pasta Carvalo, where sautéed chicken and sweet sausage tango with roasted peppers and spinach in a tomato-basil-cream sauce ($9.95). Dinner dining slathers tongues with an elegant palette of flavors, eliminating the need to eat oil paintings. Inundate taste buds with the swirly pasta, grilled eggplant, and smoked mozzarella of the Gemelli Milanese ($16.95), or take revenge against the cow that stole your wallet with the grilled sirloin, featuring 14 ounces of grilled Angus and truffled Boursin ($26.95).
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.