$20 for $45 of Italian Fare and Wine at Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana & Seafood

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In a Nutshell

  • Published chef
  • Italian classics
  • Vegetarian options
  • Extensive wine list

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Promotional value expires Jul 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. Limit 1/table. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for Wednesday and Thursday specials. Not valid for Restaurant Week menu. Not valid for bar area during live entertainment. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The spaghetti-western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of Italian fare and wine at Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana & Seafood. Chef Gaetano Cicciotti uses a collection of his own original recipes to craft each Italian classic on this cozy eatery's menu. Let taste buds referee a saucy battle pitting salmon, white sea bass, and crab against savage tiger shrimp with the lasagna di mare ($20). Meanwhile, hungry herbivores can nosh on gnocchi al gorgonzola—potato dumplings served in a walnuty sea of gorgonzola cheese sauce ($13.50). Prosciutto, sage, and mozzarella complement the veal scaloppini ($20), and Cicciotti's also serves pizza, chicken, fish, and plenty of vegetarian selections. An extensive wine list of expertly aged grape guts can be ordered by the glass ($6–$12.95) or bottle, or, if you're feeling bold, the fire hose.

Reviews

Yelpers give Cicciotti's Trattoria a three-star average; they praised the atmosphere and food, though some reviews are varied on service. TripAdvisors give the restaurant an average of 3.5 owl eyes.

  • Cicciotti's serves classic Italian food dishes that will satisfy you. I think it will outlive many of the other Italian restaurants in the area because the atmosphere has a fresh and modern vibe without being trendy. – Jill S., Yelp
  • the food was great, excellent price and the ambience is amazing. – jj63, TripAdvisor

Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana & Seafood

At Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana & Seafood, chef and author Gaetano Cicciotti and his staff of kitchen craftsmen wood-fire pizza crusts and sauté fresh seafood using original recipes. Like Pac-Man’s Italian relatives, diners chomp their way through morsels of tender pasta mixed with mouthwatering ingredients such as creamy tiger shrimp, homemade meatballs, sun-dried tomatoes, and a creamy gorgonzola pesto sauce. Noodle-free fare includes chicken, veal, and seafood, which arrives shrouded in white-wine sauce or cloaked in mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. In addition, an extensive wine list helps patrons match their meal with a vintage vino for a duo of flavors that’s more dynamic than a Bruce Willis and Mr. Peanut buddy-cop flick.

Customer Reviews

Food & service were excellent. After one visit (and we have returned) it has become one of our favorites!
Pamela A. · 15 hours ago
We have been going to Cicciotti's for the last 5 years. Every Valentine's Day, Bday and Anniversary we go and have a wonderful tasty meal. They have the best authentic Italian food.
Lynn B. · 18 hours ago
Superb food, excellent service, great atmosphere! Have eaten there on multiple occasions. Ken Heilbrunn
Kenneth Ronald H. · 3 days ago
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Thank you very much for taking time to review my restaurant, Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana & Seafood through your Groupon . I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and would loved eto share your good news with others. If you would be so kind to write a short review on Yelp about your experience, I would so appreciate it! I've conveniently listed our Yelp links : http://m.yelp.com/biz/cicciottis-trattoria-italiana-cardiff-by-the-sea Grazie Mille Gaetano Cicciotti
Merchant replied · 2 days ago

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