Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Frasinetti’s Winery & Restaurant. This Groupon also includes a $5 tasting-room gift card. Lunch hours are Tuesday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and dinner hours are Thursday–Saturday 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Diners seated in what used to be the Frasinetti's east cellar sate themselves on handcrafted Italian lunch and dinner dishes, surrounded by huge vats evoking the 112-year-old winery’s storied past. Dinners commence with starters such as crostini slathered in grilled brie and red-pepper chutney ($10) or steamed clams in white-wine sauce ($9). Next, certified non-android servers bring out entrees such as seafood manicotti, a mix of salmon, scallops, and crab packed in pasta ($15). Pine-nut-gorgonzola butter adds a zesty twist to the 12-ounce center-cut prime rib ($25), and the regal Atlantic salmon rests on a bed of mushroom risotto ($19), like an eccentric rice baron.
In the tasting room, guests can sip complimentary wine samples before choosing a glass to accompany their dinner. Peruse wine by the bottle, browse various mustards and specialty garlics, or stroll through the adjoining garden. Open Tuesday–Saturday, Frasinetti's keeps quirky hours, not unlike an owl trying to hold down a day job.