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 $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare at Casa Di Lisa in Feeding Hills.
The chefs at Casa Di Lisa amplify a menu of traditional pasta dishes with expertly seasoned grilled entrees, seafood, and steak. Warm up jaws and silence grumbling stomachs before they learn to sing the "Macarena" with an assortment of fresh seafood, such as the hand-shucked Island Creek oysters ($1.50 each), or the hearty scallop- and crab-stuffed mushrooms ($9). Then, diners can dive into an entree of Cajun alfredo, which drizzles a spicy tomato cream sauce over a hearty bowl of sausage, prosciutto, and sautéed vegetables ($15). The saltimbocca dishes up veal tantalizingly wrapped in a gown of prosciutto and creamy white-wine sauce, tossed with sautéed mushrooms and smooth mozzarella ($19), while the more demure chicken francese dresses poultry in a crispy coat of egg batter with a classic lemon butter sauce ($18), never letting it leave the house without an overprotective entourage.
Though not included with this Groupon, Casa Di Lisa boasts an extensive wine menu that earned the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, an array of signature martinis, and a fortune-telling chandelier.