Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare during dinner at Chioda's Trattoria.
Chioda's Trattoria crafts its menu from authentic Italian family recipes and serves guests in a traditionally styled dining room. Start your Tuscan tongue trek with an appetizer of sautéed mussels in white-wine sauce ($7.95) or a stacked caprese insalata, a sturdy salad structure of sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella ($9.95). The penne ala vodka simmers tubular noodles in a creamy sauce jacuzzi with spinach, shallots, and crushed red pepper ($13.95), and a docile litter of ziti holds up sausage cacciatore ($14.95). A wide selection of land and seaborne entrees includes the shrimp-and-swordfish pesto (market price) and chicken gorgonzola with potato gnocchi ($15.95). As trees change out of their autumn-colored cloaks, Chioda's Trattoria's dining halls surround diners with golden-hued walls, antique wrought-iron wall sconces, and holiday wreaths to keep dishes from being harassed by chilling breezes.
At Chiodas Trattoria, chefs draw on generations-old recipes to craft authentic Italian dishes in a genuine trattoria atmosphere reminiscent of American cafes and French bistros. To create the chicken gorgonzola, they toss chicken medallions and potato gnocchi in a creamy gorgonzola sauce with sun-dried tomatoes. They also specialize in authentic entrees such as veal parmigiano, fettuccine alfredo, and frutti di mare—shrimp, scallops, calamari, and mussels sautéed in wine sauce and served over linguine.
631 Franklin St.
Worcester, Massachusetts 01604