What You'll Get
A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine at Caffé Pranzo.
Caffé Pranzo's friendly staff assembles lunch and dinner menus of classic pasta, seafood, brick-oven pizzas, and decadent desserts. Instead of a pool filled with legal documents, dive into a crispy starter of fried calamari swimming alongside acciughe sauce ($7.99). Then, study the meat lasagna, in which meat sauce and italian sausage write a cheesy story of mozzarella and parmesan on tender layers of pasta pages ($11.49). Build your own brick-oven pizza without the manual labor by choosing what will adorn the roof of melted cheese, or opt for a margherita pie, in which fresh mozzarella scales layers of basil and tomato ($7.49 each). For a grand finale, a mammoth chunk of cheesecake flies in from New York's Carnegie Deli on the winged backs of sky-bound taxi cabs, settling atop drizzly filigrees of raspberry purée on a plate bedecked with vanilla cream and toasted almonds ($6.49).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Caffe Pranzo
Many of Caffe Pranzo's customers have been dining there for well over a decade. It's the restaurant's traditional Italian menu that inspires such devotion, plating pastas, chicken, and fish sautéed in delicate wine sauce. Pizzas, too, are prepared the old-fashioned way, with dough thrown high in the air. After garnishing them with gourmet toppings such as grilled artichoke hearts, portabella mushrooms, and summer squash, the brick-oven-baked pies transport to a dining room bedecked with works by local artist Jennifer Holloway. There, guests who've finished off their meals can tuck into cheesecakes shipped from New York City's Carnegie Deli for a taste of Manhattan without the granite-y mouthfeel of biting the Empire State Building.