Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn't deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian dinner fare at Cerame’s Italian Villa.
For more than 40 years, family-friendly Cerame's Italian Villa has continued to quiet rumbling stomachs. Family chefs Richie, Mike, and Bobby Cerame have perfected a menuMetromix calls “some of the area’s finest homemade Italian food.” An opening act of baked garlic bread ($3.25), house minestrone soup ($2.75/bowl) or crab cakes ($7.95) scuttles across plates before heartier dishes of veal parmigiana ($15.25) or chicken french ($14.50) show up for their 15 minutes of fame and thank the chefs for making them so handsome. Gourmet pizzas ($7.25+) lounge under toppings such as eggplant and sun-dried-tomato pesto, and hot and cold subs ($4.50+) embrace grilled rib eye steak and Genoa salami. Hearty baked lasagna ($10.95) sates cavernous appetites, and a selection of pasta choices beckons lovers of Italian noodle creations. Portions are large-sized and plentiful, and a fully-stocked bar provides a choice of libation suited for each meal.