Leonardo da Vinci’s sketchbooks famously contain detailed studies of flying machines and human anatomy, but it may be his invention of the ox-drawn pasta maker that has most impacted society. Pull up to a pasta-laden table with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of Tuscan dinner fare and drinks at DiBenedetto’s Italian Bistro in Bowling Green.
DiBenedetto’s Italian Bistro whisks diners away to the luscious Tuscan countryside by way of a menu filled with authentically crafted Italian fare. Commence an evening of aromatic adventuring with a simple yet savory bruschetta that pairs slices of toasted baguette with tomato-basil relish ($7), or dive headfirst into a sea of steamed mussels ($9) steeped in the white wine, garlic, and zesty marinara of their natural habitat. Indulge in noodly delicacies, including the parmesan-dusted lasagna bolognese, layered with levels of creamy ricotta and mozzarella ($11), or the gamberi con aglio, which blankets a soft bed of fettuccine noodles, shrimp, and bacon with garlic-cream sauce and fresh basil ($13).
The brick-lined bar serves as a taste-testing area for the bistro’s wide range of wines. Burgundy walls enclose a warm, multilevel dining area, and the open kitchen allows patrons to observe chefs as they toss together fresh ingredients and carve grumpy faces into tomatoes before ruthlessly squishing them into sauce.
121 S Main St.
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402Get Directions