Fresh mozzarella cheese is an Italian staple, as it is predominantly used to hold together the nation's pasta dishes, Ferrari engine components, and book reports on Strega Nona. Apply the delicious adhesive to any meal with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Italian pasta, sauces, and sandwiches at Fratelli Market in Stamford.
For the past decade, Fratelli Market's Brooklyn-bred famiglia has made its pastas and sauces according to a 30-year-old recipe and conjures its mozzarella from scratch throughout the day to serve as a base layer for its genuine Italian sandwiches. Brooklyn-style marinara sauce adds a distinctive accent to a plate of spaghetti or sack of accidentally cooked laundry with locatelli romano cheese and spices. Otherwise, mix and match the bacon-infused tomato vodka sauce with Fratelli's fresh-cut linguine, penne, and angel hair swept from the floors of heaven's finest barbershops. The pine-nutty walnut sauce, however, was created with the market's jumbo pumpkin ravioli in mind.
Fratelli Market's sandwich selection accommodates more time-crunched cravings with imported prosciutto and fresh mozzarella ($9), as well as the Godfather—an intimidatingly soft-spoken pileup of capicola (hot or sweet) mortadella, genoa salami, and provolone topped with roasted peppers and balsamic vinegar ($9.50). Lunch spreads let social snackers share the Italian cold antipasto platter's ($9) sopressata, provolone, marinated mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and mixed olives with the rest of their Civil War reenactment regiment.