When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Bella Piazza Ristorante in Fairfield.
Bella Piazza Ristorante, nestled under the Fairfield Comfort Inn, woos new-world palates with a vibrant menu of classic, freshly-made Southern Italian recipes, punctuated with Sicilian flourishes. Mid-day appetites can be sated with lunch-size dishes, including a canvas of hand-stretched pizza margherita, with dollops of fresh mozzarella and basil ($10.99), and the gnocchi, served with a choice of marinara, vodka, or pesto sauce ($9.99). Celebrate the onset of dinner with crisp-fried green and black olives dunked in a crimson pool of subtly spicy tomato sauce ($7.99), or confirm that farfalle con pollo ($15.99, add $1.50 for whole-wheat pasta) is perfectly al dente by bouncing parmesan-laden bowties off of mouth roofs. The house special seafood insalata, an oversize riot of shrimp, clams, calamari, and mussels, roughhouses on a bed of vegetables and romaine drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette ($15.99).
Bella Piazza dresses to the nines and caters to all 27 senses—its warm-hearted Tuscan-country ambience enveloping the irresistible aromas pouring out of its spacious, open kitchen. Bring your own bottle of wine and toast the live entertainment on Friday nights.