Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian dinner cuisine on Tuesday–Thursday, plus 25% off bottles of wine
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian dinner cuisine for two on Friday
- $38 for $80 worth of Italian dinner cuisine for four on Tuesday–Thursday<p>
Chefs toss orders of linguine with clam sauce and chorizo ($18) and top their veal chops with corn relish and cherry gastric ($24). A 36-hour shortrib with sunchoke confit is accompanied by an orange salad ($24). See the full menu.<p>
Head chef Paul Desiano remembers Sundays spent in his grandmother's kitchen as a child, helping her to prepare pasta dinners by picking vegetables from the garden and rolling meatballs by hand. Although he went on to study at The Art Institute of New York City and work in New York restaurants, he never forgot the childhood dinners that first kindled his passion for cooking. Now joined in the kitchen by his wife, Ai, Paul oversees Cello's menu, which adds modern, international influences to classic Italian dishes.
Paul and his chefs utilize freshly rolled pastas, savory meatballs, and prosciutto to evoke the flavors of seasonal Italian cuisine, but they also incorporate chorizo, torched red-snapper sashimi, and other ingredients that stray from Mediterranean traditions. In addition to its house-made limoncello, the restaurant also features crisp white wines and robust reds from vineyards on both sides of the equator and at every layer of the Earth's crust. Though the list includes wines from around the world, it emphasizes Italian varietals in particular.