Pasta became a staple of Italian food after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Italian food for two or more
- $28 for $60 worth of Italian food for four or more<p>
The menu includes ragu bolognese ($14.75) and spaghetti al pomodoro ($12.75). <p>
Sergio Mitrotti's various careers have led him to the bottom of the sea as a scuba diver and to the chicest lapels as a clothier, but the Turin, Italy, native has always been one thing above all else: an Italian gourmand. As head chef at Cafe Sistina, Mitrotti infuses his mother’s and grandmother’s traditional Italian recipes with Hawaiian produce and works on his own culinary legacy by putting innovative spins on the classics. His entrees range from traditional linguine puttanesca to shrimp scampi alla vodka with spinach linguini to the modern, spicy tutto mare—risotto topped with spicy opakapaka, calamari, and shellfish. Wines from Italy and the United States complement each dish in the colorful dining room, where every surface—from walls to ceiling—is painted with a colorful reproduction of a famous mural, including Michelangelo's The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden and The Creation of man.