Italians are known for their Renaissance, their salad dressing, and their ability to make pasta dance to the tune of a flute. Trill some unsuspecting strands of wheaty goodness into your mouth with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Ciao Baby, which has locations in Massapequa Park and Commack.
Featured on Man v. Food for its meatballs and rigatoni, Ciao Baby keeps the nostalgic air circulating with classic décor, attentive service, and a roster of tunes that hearken back to the days of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Begin your trip down the meatball-lined sidewalks of Ciao Baby with a look at the menu of classic Italian eats. For antipasti, diners can roll a homemade sicilian rice ball filled with ground meat, peas, and plum-tomato sauce ($14.95) into their jaws. Lunch light with a member of the Wrap Pack, such as the Salsiccia Sammy, stocked with italian sausage, tri-color peppers, and vidalia onions sautéed in white wine and topped with mozzarella ($10.95). Those needing to satiate their hunger for a lengthy Weather Channel jazz background music recording session can order the Nonna's Old World meat platter (the dish featured on Man v. Food) with freshly made meatballs, hot or sweet sausage, and San Marzano tomato sauce atop macaroni ($23.95 half, $33.95 whole).