Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine
Chefs create a flavorful, authentic Italian menu with filet mignon topped with crabmeat and gorgonzola ($25.95), mussels simmering in marinara sauce ($15.95), thin-crust brick-oven-cooked margherita pizzas ($7.95 for a 12-inch), and gnocchi sorrentino with jumbo shrimp ($21.90).
White columns frame the red-tiled awning of Bellissimo Ristorante, a slice of Tuscan villa welcoming guests to a restaurant full of Sicilian and Neapolitan art and cuisine. The patio features classic statuary and a burbling stone fountain, while the interior boasts rich wooden tables and chairs atop a terracotta tile floor. The flavor of authenticity extends beyond the décor to the menu, which features filet mignon douses with gorgonzola cheese and topped with lumps of crabmeat and thin curst Italian-style pizzas cooked in real brick ovens.