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 $35 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Chianti Restaurant.
Inspired by its namesake region, Chianti delights diners with Italian dishes influenced by Mediterranean and Tuscan tastes. Peruse Chianti's menu of seafood, steaks, and pasta servings forged from scratch with fresh ingredients, and summon a savory meal to be delivered to your table or cardboard palanquin. Customers can sink their refined bicuspids into the salmone con asparagi, a pan-sautéed fillet swimming in a brandy cream sauce with its asparagus entourage ($24), or the classico spaghetti, a thin spaghetti plate accompanied with homemade meatballs ($16). Opt for lighter fare with a pere e caprino salad with fresh sliced pear ($8.50), a plate of ravioli di formaggio e spinaci slathered with a mushroom cream sauce ($15), or traditional slice of lasagna della nonna ($15.50).
A variety of wines by the glass and bottle, such as the William Hill chardonnay ($8/glass; $32/bottle) and the Red Rock merlot ($8/glass; $32 bottle), pair well with meals and poorly with bottles of bleach. The restaurant creates an authentic Chianti ambiance reminiscent of an Old World eatery with its décor of dark-wood furniture and deep yellow walls. Before diners sit, Chianti's staff dresses tables in fresh flowers and candlelight to provide an intimate dining experience and direct light for shadow-puppet Gladiator re-enactments.