The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Italian-American fare at Gravy, located on South Wilmington Street.
Gravy’s chef Tony Fusco reanimates Italian-American culinary traditions with lunch and dinner menus featuring authentic family recipes. Fill up priceless lockets and fragile photo albums with Gravy’s heirloom appetizers, such as the antipasti plate with Italian cured meats and cheeses ($9.99), and calamari breaded in garlic and parmigiano-reggiano cheese with pepperoncini and gravy ($8.59). Deliciously inclined main courses—such as the eggplant rollatini, egg-battered with mascarpone and ricotta and served under a blanket of mozzarella and gravy ($11.99), and the potato gnocchi, sautéed in truffle shallot cream with portobello mushrooms ($12.99)—seduce stomachs with soft coos and tongue tarantellas.
With soft lighting and deep-red booths reminiscent of a Mediterranean sunset over a garden of gargantuan tomatoes, Gravy's dining room provides guests with a perfect setting to dine or observe the osmosis of garlic into knot rolls. Although Gravy does promulgate potent potables, alcohol may not be obtained with this Groupon.
- Risotto cakes, the chef's take on arancini that ooze creamy rice and molten fontina when you break into their crunchy, golden-brown spheres of crust, are a fine way to begin a meal. So is a sublimely earthy porcini soup topped with crisp ribbons of fried parsnip. – Greg Cox, News Observer
- it did not let me down. A spacious and high-end Italian restaurant, this is not your mother's Olive Garden! – Nick D., Yelp, 1/21/11