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What You'll Get
One of the cardinal rules of a party is "Always have more than enough food for everyone," a rule superseded only by "Never mix alcohol with access to a particle accelerator." Secure sustenance for all revelers with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of homemade Italian-American cuisine and drinks to Balagio Ristorante in Homewood.
Led by owner Mike Galderio, Balagio Ristorante unites families and friends around fresh-made pasta, breads, sauces, soups, and a trove of different wines. For lunch, guests can conquer stomach pangs with a selection of salads, signature pasta dishes, or handheld eats, including the 8 oz. black angus burger, served with fresh mushrooms and mozzarella on a brioche bun ($7.95). Evening-time guests, on the other hand, can peruse or origami-fold a dinner menu brimming with chicken, seafood, and pasta entrees. Start with an appetizer of baked eggplant marinara ($7.95) or crispy fried calamari ($8.95). Move on to classic tossed pasta dishes, such as the Hay & Straw spinach-and-egg fettucine ($12.95), or savory chicken entrees, such as the signature scaloppine Balagio-style , served with a side of braised escarole ($12.95). Browse a selection of veal, chops, and steak fresh-cut daily, or kick back with a bottled beer or martini, such as the Midnight in Rome.
Inside Balagio, guests dine amidst the glow of soft lighting and flat-screen TVs, while floor-to-ceiling windows volunteer ample views of swaying trees and prowling meatball burglars. A wall of wine offers ample beverage choices, and live entertainment also adds to the restaurant's warm and jovial atmosphere.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Reservation required. Not valid for carryout, banquets, daily specials or gift cards. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.