Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare at Gaetano's Ristorante in Henderson.
Helmed by Sicily-born Gaetano Palmeri and his decades of restaurant experience, the chefs of Gaetano's Ristorante prepare a menu of authentic northern Italian fare in a warmly lit dining area with dark-wood accents. Frolic through the flavors of gnocchi con gorgonzola, whose house-made pillows of potato pasta arrive in a choice of gorgonzola-cheese sauce or tomato and basil ($17.95). Diners can also wind forks and pirate hook hands through long ribbons of fettuccini alfredo ($16.95) with chicken ($3). House-made ravioli bear gifts of tender chicken in a pesto cream sauce in the ravioli di pollo alla genovese ($16.95), whereas succulent slices of veal sneak into R-rated movies in disguises of lemon, white wine, and capers in the scaloppini di vitello piccata ($25.95). In addition to a generous list of varied wines by the glass and bottle, a gluten-free menu is also available.