Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron’s share of this desirable concoction with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian cuisine and wine at Cavatappi in Evergreen Park.
Cavatappi’s chow connoisseurs transplant Italy’s savory culinary traditions onto an extensive menu of pastas, pizzas, and more. Kick off taste-bud treks with the antipasto italiano, featuring a smorgasbord of cold cuts and cheeses coupled with giardinera and mixed olives ($11), and then flavor-surf the waves of brasato al barolo con polenta—rump roast marinated for three days in barolo wine ($15)—or gnocchi alla bava, homemade potato dumplings in fontina-cheese fondue ($11).
Dough adorers and pyrokinetics will relish the wood fire, brick-oven-cooked pizzas such as the Genovese, topped with fresh mozzarella, housemade basil pesto, and tomato-basil sauce ($11). A wide variety of wines ($5+) keep mouths occupied with distinctive taste notes and quick-witted observational humor.