The spaghetti western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks at DoSi Caffé on Staten Island.
DoSi Caffé assembles a catalogue of modern Italian dishes accented by international influences from the meal-based mind of four-star executive chef Gaspar Stantic. The dinner menu offers inaugurations into edible engagements with the bold flavors of farro salad mixed with purple cabbage and goat cheese ($8.50) or a ceviche sampler of salmon, crab, and scallops with mango frappe ($10.50). Herbaceous pastaficionados can fork marinara-drizzling mouthfuls of rigatoni tossed with eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives ($13.50), while carnivoyeurs can host internal debates to choose between entrees such as the fisherman stew, containing lobster ravioli, shrimp, and scallops ($22.50), and pork tenderloin medallions served with a belly-pleasing bed of mushroom risotto ($18.50).
Complete meal marathons with a sweet dessert such as the bruschetta pound cake with macerated fresh fruit ($8.50), or savor the last drops of red wine while searching the onyx depths of a loved one's un-eye-patched irises. The softly lit, comfortable dining room facilitates intimate encounters and celebratory gatherings in front of the dancing flames of an open hearth, and the friendly staff steadily stokes human engines with proper application of refills.
695 Bay St.
Staten Island, New York 10304Get Directions