The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon to Ciao Italian Restaurant employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner fare.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch fare.
Ciao is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., and for dinner Thursday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
For 26 years, Ciao Italian Restaurant's culinary geologists have scoured the Italian foodscape to procure tantalizing pasta and seafood specimens. Sit down amid candlelight to a dinner menu worthy of one-tongue-clapping with delectables such as the scampi fettuccini, an ocean's bounty of fresh Gulf shrimp sautéed in butter, garlic, white wine, and lemon juice ($15.99). Hearty pasta delivers kisses from Italy in the luscious spaghetti bolognese ($6.89–$11.99) and linguini primavera , which lassos the palate into sated submission with its nest of noodles, fresh veggies, garlic cream, and grated cheese ($7.89–$12.99).
Cool down after bouts of morning sunbeam wrestling with a lunch menu of refreshing plates such as the tortellini-mozzarella salad ($8.49). The lunch express menu (items $5.75 each) speedily stokes belly furnaces with 10 options that include fried beef ravioli, linguini and meatball, and cheese-manicotti marinara with soup or salad. After a marathon feast, crunch through a cannoli ($2.99), imported by checkered gondola from New York City's Little Italy.
Ciao Italian Restaurant
A downtown mainstay for more than a quarter century, Ciao Italian Restaurant quells cravings with Prime Omaha beef and house-made sugar-free marinara rife with garlic, basil, and olive oil. Chef Tony, the eatery's epicurean mastermind, pours more than three decades of culinary experience into the preparation of Maryland-style crab cakes and fettuccine alfredo seasoned with pepper and ground nutmeg. Servers ferry glasses of pomegranate margaritas to tables dressed in gray linens and patrons sink forks into creamy cannolis imported from New York City's Little Italy. The venue's cozy dining area seats businessmen for quick lunches, couples for candlelit dinners, and canine actors for Lady and the Tramp scene studies.
405 W 7th St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201