Studies show that young spaghetti thrown against the wall is 90% more likely than its fully cooked counterpart to join a pasta gang or fall victim to the appetites of cartoon dogs lurking in alleys. Give pasta a purpose with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Buono Panini in Salem, NH.
With more than 30 years of experience, the pasta-smiths at Buono Panini craft a menu of Italian comfort fare made from scratch with a gourmet twist. Gregarious servers slide starters down a marinara-greased chute, serving up such amuse-gueules as tapas pizza festooned with spinach, wild mushrooms, goat cheese, and diced tomatoes ($7.99). Meat-seeking smiles can wrap themselves around the grilled pork chop Florentine with mushroom risotto and a red-wine demi-glace ($16.99), or hang fang on the seafood Portofino pasta, stocked with a slew of seaside delights such as king crab legs, clams, shrimp, and scallops ($26.99). Support rumbling stomach caverns with the chicken marsala ($15.99) or veal marsala ($15.99–$17.99) to prevent abdominal cave-ins.
Fare-finders imbibe Italian entrees amidst the eclectic eatery's coral-colored exposed beams and vibrant, sunny walls, augmented by muted light, ivory linens, and Paul Revere's chatty poltergeist.
This Groupon is not valid on Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Slow food is the opposite of fast food in more ways than just the speed at which it comes out of the kitchen. In fact, it’s the great care given to chopping each fresh ingredient and cooking it as soon as it’s ordered that rewards guests deep in pre-dinner conversation with meticulously prepared meals. Now under new management, the chefs at Buono Panini craft their menu of fresh Italian comfort fare with gourmet touches amid the dining room’s muted light, ivory linens, and cheery colors. Diners may savor the likes of pesto-laced shrimp risotto and veal saltimbocca or crunch through a signature panini during lunch. Whether dropping in for a sit-down dinner or a private party, meals here make for outings that leave bellies full and dinner napkins worthy of bronzing for the memories.