A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savour pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Dom's Pasta & Grill.
Dom's Pasta & Grill ensconces patrons in the interiors of an opulent 1840s former residence, while its chefs assemble a menu of traditional Italian pasta, pizzas, and grilled delights. Mine for tendrils of caramelized onion and asiago cheese within a stuffed chicken breast ($18.99) before pillaging adjacent hills of herbed potato and seasonal vegetables. Clams, mussels, shrimp, and calamari play fork roulette in tomato-basil-tossed seafood pasta ($18.99), and tender Mamma Vita gnocchi bathes in a rose sauce with sautéed portobello mushrooms ($16.99). Train mouths for full-contact Frisbee tournaments with toothsome pizzas decked in cheese and sauce ($10.99–$14.99), featuring toppings ($1.99 each) such as roasted red peppers, italian sausage, and feta. Diners may also choose to substitute any pasta's fertile noodle gardens for rice or whole-wheat varieties (additional $3).
Dom's Pasta & Grill
Sunlight shines through stained-glass windows inside the Winchester-Larkin house, casting a kaleidoscopic glow on elegant woodwork and imported fireplaces. The house, a two-storey Victorian-style red-brick building, dates back to 1845; in its latest incarnation, it serves as the elegant backdrop to Dom’s Pasta & Grill.
A dozen housemade pastas headline the eatery’s menu of traditional Italian cuisine. Chefs fill up the crepe-like manicotti with creamy ricotta cheese and eggs, and the hand-rolled lasagna pasta, like Emeril Lagasse’s childhood scrapbook, is layered with meat and cheese. They also roll out pizza dough made from three flours and then decorate the disc with any of more than a dozen gourmet toppings, including artichokes.
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