Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Bellissimo Ristorante, located in Allentown.
Bellissimo Ristorante transports taste buds to the boot with a decadent menu of brick-oven pizza, fresh seafood, and hearty pastas. For entrees, fork through a few mouthfuls of pasta al forno—bowtie pasta frolicking with ham, spinach, chicken, and mushrooms under a layer of pink sauce and melty ricotta and mozzarella ($16.95)—or opt for the shrimp parmigiana—baked fried shrimp bathed in a basil-tomato sauce ($18.95). During balmy months, Bellissimo Ristorante's Tuscan-style patio, dotted by a bubbling fountain and scantily clad statues, provides a welcomed respite from the omnipotence of an everyday life that's woefully devoid of fountains and statues.
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.