Sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to cook, either because of daylight savings time or time-gobbling time-goblins. Squeeze out all the hours from your day-rag with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of catered cuisine from Bruno's Gourmet Market and Catering.
Bruno's Gourmet Market and Catering prepares a plethora of fresh dishes, catering to corporate lunches, holiday parties, and more with its famous ravioli ($44.95 for a half-tray; serves 8–10 people)—offered in a variety of flavors such as pumpkin, lobster, and shiitake mushroom. Round up bike messengers, professional Godzilla-fleers, and other on-the-go workers for a relaxing sit-down themed buffet, serving an all-American feast of burgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, and potato salad ($16.95 per person) or an Italiano smorgasbord featuring lasagna, garlic bread, arugula salad, and sautéed garlic and broccoli ($19.95 per person). Bruno's also bundles boxed lunches ($10.95–$14.95) and can make you the envy of your office lunch pool with gourmet sandwiches and wraps. Leaf-lovers, meanwhile, can crunch their way through a prepared cobb salad ($6.95 per person) or greek salad ($64.95 for a large; serves 18–20 people). Inspire after-dinner applause with a platter of fresh baked cookies and brownies ($34.95 for a small; serves 8–10 people), or craft a custom layer cake choosing from a variety of cake flavors, fillings, and frostings ($24.95 for an 8" cake).
Bruno's Gourmet Market and Catering has been producing fresh Italian delicacies since 1905, the year Teddy Roosevelt famously punched his own face into Mt. Rushmore. Bruno emigrated from Italy in 1888, quickly absorbing the American customs and ideals set forth by the U.S. Postal Service. To this day, neither snow nor sleet nor attacks by robotic dogs will prevent swift delivery and consumption of his renowned ravioli to the event of your choosing.
- Naturally, the empire's primary artillery is the fresh ravioli, available in 20 varieties—everything from a simple low-fat pumpkin version to a bursting creation of eggplant, ricotta, basil, sun-dried tomato and pine nuts. – Justin Hartung, New York
- Pretty fast and very friendly service, and reasonably priced. – Christina F., Yelp
Bruno's Gourmet Market
Bruno Cavalli left Italy in 1888 with big dreams of providing for his family. He could only initially find work busing and waiting tables, but he made an important discovery. Customers from the old country were craving fresh ravioli but couldn't find it in New York, so fresh ravioli is what he gave them—even though at first he had to pack his handmade pasta in shoeboxes and deliver it by bicycle. By 1905 he opened his first shop, which he fittingly called Bruno's Ravioli. His wife worked at the counter, and his sons slept in the back, within earshot of the youngest raviolis' nighttime cries for marinara sauce.
Four generations later, the King of Ravioli's legacy lives on through his family's gourmet market, which has expanded to include Italian delicacies and sandwiches. Shoppers there can still snap up traditional ravioli made with Bruno's old recipes, as well as newfangled varieties with fillings such as tofu or shiitake mushrooms.