Before two hydrogen molecules met one oxygen molecule, mankind could only implement long, uncooked spaghetti when playing pick-up sticks. Embrace watery progressions with today's Groupon at Cafe Toscano in Aurora. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks during dinner
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks during lunch
Inside Cafe Toscano's elegant dining room, with stone walls and wood accents, diners serenade their stomachs with authentic Italian dinner fare. Chomp on melty wonders with the goat cheese trio antipasti—a luscious layering of crusted eggplant, melted ricotta, goat cheese, and tomato ($9)—or the brick-oven pizza Bianca—mozzarella fresco, provolone, roasted garlic, and black pepper whispering cheesy pickup lines to diners atop a thin, crispy crust ($11). Much like macaroni art and Niagara Falls, Cafe Toscano's pastas are made in house, by hand, with the assistance of Mama Nature. Fork a few well-coiled capellini noodles, which wrap around specklings of shrimp, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach ($22.95). Or, invite the pollo Genovese over to the table to enjoy its eclectic personality, defined by grilled chicken, roasted red pepper, mushrooms, and pesto sauce on light-weight linguini ($22).
During lunch, the chefs maintain their flair by prepping Tuscan clubs—ciabatta sandwiching oven-roasted turkey, pancetta, provolone, lettuce, and tomato ($9)—in addition to asparagus frittatas that are aptly packed with asparagus, onions, and romano cheese ($10). Following the white-capped chefs, the wait staff keeps wafting hands high throughout the day and night, recommending plates and grapes from the restaurant's list of more than 50 distinct wines.
215 W Garfield Rd.
Aurora, Ohio 44202