Without noodles, marinara would strictly be a pizza sauce, and picky children would only eat bowls of butter and parmesan. Celebrate carb-based nutrition with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of traditional Italian fare and drinks at Fortissimo in West Orange.
Fortissimo's kitchens produce steaming family-style platters of rich, classic Italian dishes, including pizzas, pastas and subs. Summon the satiety rains by seeding stomachs with house-made crab cakes accented by roasted peppered puree ($11.95), or channel Poseidon sans the seaweed-festooned beard with Fortissimo's salad homage, brimming with mixed baby greens, fried calamari, and balsamic vinaigrette ($8.95–$10.95). For the main event, pick a flavorful fistfight over platters of meatier munchums such as the family classic chicken parmigiana ($14.95). Alternately, savory pie lovers delight as specialty pizzas twirl about in suits of tasty toppings, such as the glitzy Las Vegas ($9.95–$18.95), topped with potato wedges, bacon, gorgonzola-cream sauce, sequins, and a live tiger show.
Among Fortissimo’s dark wooden panels and deep-green tabletops, parched patrons trade sips from a full beer and wine list with bites of sweets off the dessert menu, including the cannoli, ricotta's natural sleeping bag.