Simple laziness has spurred many culinary inventions, including the sandwich, the blender, and the pizza, which was invented as a way to wheel heavy ingredients from place to place. Transport your palate with today’s Groupon to Ava Cucina in Cohasset. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get an Italian dinner for two (a $56.80 value) that includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $10.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $19.95 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $5.95 value)
- For $50, you get an Italian dinner for four ($113.60) that includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $10.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $19.95 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $5.95 value each)<p>
The epicurean engineers at Ava Cucina, which translates to “ancestor’s kitchen,” craft authentic Italian favorites and specialty pizzas that garnered the title of Best Pizza by South Shore Living. Dining duos and quartets commence culinary excursions with appetizers such as deep-fried calamari and imbottito mushroom caps, which, much like Mount Vesuvius, are stuffed with breadcrumbs and Italian-style seasonings. Pan-seared haddock dons a raincoat of breadcrumbs in preparation for a drizzling of creamy lemon sauce, and specially crafted pizzas break the fall of savory toppings including eggplant, meatball, and salami hurled from the chef’s miniature kitchen cannon. Desserts round out the meal with sweet samplings of triple-layer chocolate cake and scoops of spumoni ice cream.
Ava Cucina’s cozy interior welcomes guests with tables clothed in black settings and adorned with a single rose. Colorful scenic paintings protect clean white walls from the splashes of cannonballing meatballs, while hanging light fixtures shine on plates of flavorful cuisine.
Vincent and Annette Agostino had one goal when founding AVA Cucina: re-create the spirit of a casual family kitchen in the Old World. Now, they have a place where housemade meatballs and marinara sauce top Sunday spaghetti dinners, which are followed by rich bites of housemade tiramisu dotted with a sweet raspberry sauce. It's also a place that's been like a second home to their five grown children, who have all chipped in at AVA Cucina at one point or another.
The taupe-hued walls feature homespun touches, too, including a hanging collection of cast-iron skillets and three impressionistic paintings of the Italian countryside. Guests can dine among them at tables draped in black tablecloths or in AVA Cucina's glass-enclosed section, which provides the benefits of an outdoor-seating view without any of the downsides caused by inclement weather or lonely skywriters.