The best way to capture a wild, rampaging meal is to hook it with a gigantic pasta lasso. Test your throwin' arm with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare for dinner at Dante's Italiano.
The chefs at Dante's Italiano toss a bounty of pastas, prepare fresh seafood, slide pizzas in a brick oven, and deep-fry cheesecakes to populate a menu of classic, homestyle Italian cuisine. The rigatoni alla vodka, noodles sautéed with imported pancetta and Vidalia onions, bathes in pink cream vodka sauce ($13.95), and the breaded chicken parmigiana brims with tomato sauce and mozzarella over a bed of spaghetti ($14.95). Diners can also divvy up a Meat Lovers pizza ($21 for large) fresh from the brick oven, savoring its toppings of pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ham, and bacon while composing a romantic ode to beef. For fish lovers, the crabmeat-stuffed Atlantic salmon combines flaky meat with a roasted shallot cream sherry sauce ($22.95).
While dining inside the cozy earth-toned eatery, patrons can gaze at the large red vases inside the wall's arched alcoves or at various painting of Italy. A 50-inch HDTV with the NFL RedZone package and a smaller TV overlook the bar area, illuminating the wooden paneling and the stenciled writing proclaiming that the "fondest memories are made when gathered around the table" and not the family panic room.