The spaghetti-western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet Italian fare and drinks at Caesar's Den.
A family-run restaurant specializing in Southern Italian cuisine Caesar’s Den offers an authentic dining experience and a head-spinning selection of Italian wines. Diners relax amid a charming Old World setting doused in deep reds and creams, much like happy meatballs in an enormous pasta platter, while perusing a plethora of dinner items. Anticipate each entree by starting with an antipasto of polenta con funghi, grilled with wild mushrooms, garlic, and wine sauce ($9.50). Fettuccini nere con arugola situates the titular leaves in a black pasta tossed with garlic, oil, and sundry spices ($15.50). The menu also offers a formidable selection of veal plates, such as the vitello contadina, containing succulent medallions surrounded by red peppers, zucchini, and wild mushrooms ($24.50). A glass of one of Caesar's Den's special house wines complements any dish just as a pair of Groucho Marx glasses complements a hilarious bank robbery ($6.50–$12.50).
At Caesar’s Den, chef Guido DeFranco weds classic southern Italian cuisine to a vast selection of Italian wines. His kitchen team tosses pastas with from-scratch tomato sauce and sautés shrimp and calamari in white wine. They also season cuts of veal and lamb and with fresh Mediterranean herbs. Additionally, servers are happy to recommend wines that cleanse palates or approximate the pH level of the Trevi Fountain.