After their big bad landlord evicted them, the three little pigs realized it was time to grow up, get jobs, and move into that three-bedroom brick oven they'd always dreamed of. Lay the foundation for your next meal with today's Groupon to Fratelli Pizzera & Restaurant in Staten Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Italian lunch fare.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Italian dinner fare.
The artful chefs at Fratelli toss and serve classic Italian cuisine alongside generously topped brick-oven pizzas. Appetizers such as red or white mussels ($9.95) or stuffed mushrooms ($6.95) ready incisors to take on more substantial spoonfuls and slices. The expansive menu enflames widening pupils and stomachs with all-day entrees, including the veal spiedini—stuffed with salami and provolone and bathed in a white wine sauce ($16.95)—and the oven-baked capricciosa pizza—bedecked with italian ham, artichokes, and hot salami jockeying for space on a 12-inch disk of crisp thin crust ($14). Seafood selections such as zuppa di clams ($15.95) or shrimp parmigiana ($15.95) warrant bottles of imported and domestic beer ($3.50–$4), house wine ($5 per glass), and water that's as free as a pardoned jailbird.
Fratelli's welcoming, Tuscan-styled café space draws diners' eyes and nose holes with the seductive aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries. For more intimate outings, the restaurant's dining room is marked by wooden tables and chairs and warmed by hanging lights, wall sconces, and jars of lightning.