Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Capri from floating away, they abandoned it for less delicious connectors after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today’s Groupon to Bruno’s Ristorante on West 41st Street near Ohio City. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare for dinner.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of Italian fare for lunch.
- For $50, you get $100 worth of catered Italian fare.
Family-owned Bruno’s Ristorante, an official caterer to Bernie Kosar and the Cleveland Gladiators with authentic Italian eats that have been lauded on Cleveland.com, piles pastas, paninis, and entrees on plates for lunch and dinner. As they lounge in an intimate 40-seat dining room, guests can array their tables with homemade gnocchi steeped in blush sauce ($11.95) or play high-stakes games of edible Jenga with lasagna layers ($13.95). Bruno’s Famous linguine alla pescatore dapples a field of pasta with light marinara sauce and sautéed seafood ($22.95), and the vitello con carciofi’s veal medallions roll past rations of marsala, cream, and artichokes ($17.95). The friendly, knowledgable staff at Bruno’s is happy to recommend a pairing for any dish from the vibrant wine list (not included with this Groupon).
During lunch hours, panini sandwiches snap up fillings of sausage and breaded chicken between their homemade ciabatta buns ($7.95–$9.95). Patrons can also spread toppings of their choice onto a custom pizza ($6 for a small; $9 for a large; +$1.50–$1.95/topping) and infuse pasta platters with a fibrous boost by requesting whole-wheat noodles.
For onsite injections of Italian flavor, Bruno’s preps a slew of catering packages. Satisfy 10 guests with a multicourse dinner equipped with your choice of chicken parmigiana or milan entrees, pasta with marinara or blush sauce, salad, and rolls ($99). Alternatively, full or half trays of lasagna with meat sauce ($65 for a full; $45 for a half) and tiramisu ($60 for a full; $50 for a half) can quell the cravings of 8 or 15 tummies, respectively.