Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of traditional Italian cuisine at Cafe Piazza Dolce, located in Winchester. This Groupon is not valid with other offers or discounts, including lunch specials.
Cafe Piazza Dolce has grown from a four-seat gelato hub to a full-scale, nearly 60-seat Italian restaurant offering fresh, home-cooked Italian fare. Mouth-meet the menu by opting for a starter such as the eggplant Enzo, in which breaded eggplant cutlets have their shirts stuffed with prosciutto, spinach, and melted cheese ($11). Pastaholics can appease addictions with pasta dishes such as the rigatoni bella shoe with white wine, ripe tomato, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese tossed together in a rigatoni rodeo ($13), or the linguini chicken piccata, featuring mushrooms, artichoke, and chicken sautéed in a caper sauce ($22). Select circular sustenance with a large veggie pizza ($17), or feed feasting fires with grilled chicken ($13), sausage ($13), or shrimp ($14).
Cafe Piazza Dolce's interior evokes the countryside of Italy, with colorful murals displaying sprawling farms and dangling lights twinkling like freelance fireflies. Or, sit on the outdoor patio and contemplate building your own gondola from newspapers and chopped-up gondolas.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
- “All of our recipes are all home-style,” said Siniscalco, who learned how to cook from her mother and grandmother. “The family touch gives it its little flair,” she said. “Winchester needs a place that kind of casual, but that’s nice and where you’ll be recognized.” Not only are the recipes Siniscalco uses authentic, but the ingredients are imported directly from the various regions of Italy. – Eric Tsetsi, Wicked Local
- The outdoor patio area has been re-designed and is an inviting atmosphere on a nice day. – Jeff D., Yelp
Cafe Piazza Dolce
Owner Alessandra Siniscalco opened Cafe Piazza Dolce in 2005 as a business school graduate with roots in Avellino, Italy and a passion for food, but ended up becoming the chef of a celebrated Italian trattoria serving classic Neapolitan dishes. The eatery's stylish interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding neighborhood, while also paying homage to the old country. The restaurant's menu reflects this attention to heritage, with a variety of classic Italian pastas, pizzas, and grilled dishes from every region of Italy. This true trattoria also focuses on their desserts with homemade mascarpone tiramisu, lobster tails, and Sicilian cannolis. The multi-level restaurant offers an array of ambiances, from the canvas-encased gazebo dining room where diners can observe passers-by, the street level bar with an open kitchen, to the cozy lower-level private dining room.