Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of genuine Italian fare at Fila Bene Ristorante Italiano in Mequon. This Groupon expires in three months.
Epicurean partners Angelo Vasta and Michael W. Major use their heart-and-stomach-spanning passion for cuisine to bring Milwaukee–area diners a stunning slice of The Boot. The dinner menu accounts for all tastes with fresh, authentic dishes such as the manicotti al cinghiale with braised wild boar in chianti wine sauce ($18) or the salmone alla griglia, a garlic- and tomato-tinged meal that pays tribute to its notoriously hard-drinking fish with a drizzle of chardonnay sauce ($22). Pizzas are available for those who only eat circles ($7.50–$9), and an extensive, elegant wine selection offers vinos that, unlike trendy store-bought versions, are not served in a box, fish bowl, or Ziploc bag with a Twizzler straw.
Fila Bene means “makes sense” in Italian, so it's fitting that the restaurant’s sensibly low-key atmosphere, replete with spacious booths and soothing solid colors, departs from absurdist restaurants that make their customers order in iambic pentameter. Head in for a hearty family dinner, a drink between friends, or a noodle-enhanced rendezvous with a soon-to-be unexed ex.
7602 W Mequon Rd.
Mequon, Wisconsin 53097Get Directions