Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair to middling" ability to tranquilize rampaging baboons. Today's Groupon stuns monkeys, and rightfully so: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Italian cuisine at Bellisimo Ristorante. Bellisimo's seasoned chef, Ron Salerno, serves fresh and flavorful Southern Italian dishes and desserts in the comfortable, classy West Park Village Town Center restaurant.
The menu has pasta, chicken, veal, and seafood entrees made from fresh ingredients with homemade sauces. Traditional pastas, such as three-cheese meat lasagna ($12), spaghetti and meatballs ($9), and chicken penne alfredo ($13), are ascents to celestial peaks of skillfully cooked and superbly seasoned tomato, noodle, and cheese mountains. Try veal, mushrooms, onions, and a hint of tomato in a Marsala wine reduction ($18), and add a house salad and two garlic knots for $2.50. Specialty dishes include salmon piccata (pan-seared, sautéed in a lemon wine sauce, topped with capers, and served on a bed of spinach, $15) and seafood pescatore (shrimp, mussels, calamari, and fresh clams sautéed in either marinara or fra diavolo sauce on top of linguine, $19). Bellisimo also serves New York–style pizza ($10.75 for a medium cheese) and hot/cold sub sandwiches ($7 for a meatball parmigiana sub, up to $9.25 for a veal parm or Philly cheesesteak).
Bellisimo is a comfortable spot with upscale décor, friendly service, and sweet Italian desserts including cannoli ($5) and tiramisu ($6.25). From Bellisimo's outdoor patio, you can hear beautiful chimes ring out every half hour and watch water dash through West Park Village Town Center's fountains. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only and is not valid for holidays. Eighteen percent gratuity will be automatically added to the pre-discounted bill total.
- Its [sic] in a really great cute location, servers and owners are extremely nice. Ron is always smiling and always makes sure everything is going well. – Minh D., Yelp