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 this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$35 for dinner for two (up to a $70 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $14 value)
- Two pasta entrees (up to a $20 value for each pasta entree)
- Two glasses of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic drink (up to an $8 value each)<p>
$60 for dinner for four (up to a $140 total value) * Two appetizers (up to a $28 value) * Four pasta entrees (up to a $20 value for each pasta entree) * Four glasses of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic drink (up to an $8 value each)<p>
Garlicky mussels ($14) and calamari fritti ($12) precede fresh pasta entrees such as fettuccine alfredo ($15) and Tuscan rigatoni ($17). See the full dinner menu here.<p>
Grazie! Italian Eatery
After a morning or afternoon spent exploring Indiana University, the farmers market, or downtown Bloomington's art galleries, locals head to Bloomington Square and Grazie! Italian Eatery for casual Italian dining.
Its chefs whet appetites with freshly baked focaccia and herb dipping oil before whipping up thin-crust pizzas, truffle cream chicken, seared scallops, and gemelli pasta with melted leeks and shrimp. Tables also hoist glasses of wine selected from an extensive wine list and specialty martinis mixed behind a modern cement bar.
Guests can dine in the indoor lounge or request a seat outside on the patio. Here, they can watch passersby strolling across the bustling square or gaze into the night sky, where stars perpetually shift into the faces of talk-show personalities.