The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh Italian cuisine at Fresco Neighborhood Italian.
Fresco Neighborhood Italian satisfies noodle connoisseurs with fresh ingredients combined to produce mouthwatering fare from the most gastronomically gifted of the boot-shaped nations. The lunch menu addresses midday cravings with options such as the Meateater Pizza, its bountiful mozzarella stratum capped with classic pepperoni, sausage, and meatballs, with some canadian bacon and genoa salami ($10.95) thrown in as a nod to Henry Kissinger’s successful meat diplomacy. The dinner menu sees fresh mozzarella, basil, and plum tomatoes splitting the rent on plate space while luxuriating in rich olive oil and delicate herbs in the traditional Caprese style ($9.95), and diners relax in the elegant, warmly lit dining room while on their plates a blanket of pesto cream sauce envelops a tender chicken breast nestled in tangled sheets of fettuccine, mushrooms, and aromatic sundried tomatoes ($12.95), which retain flavor far better than their towel-dried counterparts. Alternatively, fresh maritime bounty known as cioppino loads spicy tomato broth with clams, shrimp, fresh fish, mussels, and calamari for the culinary equivalent of a glass-bottom boat tour ($15.95).
3117 SW 34th St.
Gainesville, Florida 32608