After properly cooking a lobster, its once brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare at D'Amelio's Off the Boat Italian and Seafood in East Boston.
D'Amelio's menu infuses classic Italian cuisine with fresh seafood to construct colorful, inventive dishes with Old World flavor. The Signature Raw Bar for Two piques palates with an array of clams on the half shell and jumbo shrimp ($18.95), and entrees sate bathypelagic cravings with combinations such as the fussili marchi, a fussili pasta diorama inhabited by shrimp, crab meat, and a lobster tail sautéed in lobster-based sauce ($20.95). For a less-clawed creation, the mussels yano mixes sautéed mussels with scampi or marinara sauce over linguine ($16.95). Vegetarians can delve into the traditional terrestrial tastes of the eggplant parmigiana, served with pasta ($13.95). Finish off a meal with a chocolate bomba made with chocolate and vanilla ice cream wrapped around a single cherry and dipped in milk chocolate and a layer of hazelnut filling ($5).
- It was perfect, lightly cooked well balanced fresh seafood! The marinara complimented the rest of the dish very well without overtaking the taste of seafood. – Liana K., Yelp, 1/29/11
- Great food and great service!! Fresh and perfectly prepared seafood. Friendly folks that take pride in their restaurant. New favorite place. – Elle, Urbanspoon