The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Cut down on unfinished business with today’s Groupon to Frankie’s Ristorante in Tinley Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of fine Italian cuisine Tuesday–Friday and Sunday.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of fine Italian cuisine on Saturday.
Family-owned Frankie’s Ristorante coaxes the savors of the Italian countryside into each dish, plated among fine art, an ornate tin ceiling, and luminescent chandeliers. Italian-trained chef Gaetano Calandrini’s menu launches the mealsperience with an order of fresh calamari fritti ($8.50) or bruschetta alla romana ($8.50). Pasta dishes such as lasagna Bolognese, with its rich meat sauce and melty mozzarella ($15.95), inspire nights of pleasant noodle-filled dreams. A bevy of mouth-moistening main dishes present indecisive diners with nearly impossible choices; the pollo alla Nina is a simmering chicken breast with sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes in a fine brandy sauce ($16.95), and the vitello al limone is a plate of veal medallions basting in a lemon-caper-butter sauce ($20.95). Take a more aqueous route to satiation with the tilapia oreganata, a lightly breaded fillet in a white-wine, garlic, and oregano sauce ($21.95). Daily soup and risotto specials help keep the menu fresh and hungry psychics guessing.