What You'll Get
Marinara sauce is used on first dates to verify if potential suitors are afraid of garlic, which Emily Post listed as a deal-breaker. Share today's Groupon with non-alliumphobes: for $15, you get $30 worth of traditional Italian cuisine at Gusto! in Staten Island. Gusto! serves hearty, Italian comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. The pasta menu spins such old-school hits as penne vodka with prosciutto and parmesan ($16) and orecchiette con broccoli with sun-dried tomatoes and sausage ($18). Demote pasta to side-dish status and feast on one of Gusto!'s robust entrees, including stuffed pork chops ($20), surf and turf ($30), and salmone barbaforte—wild Pacific salmon crusted with horseradish, served atop a vitamin-rich mound of escarole and drizzled with brandy cream sauce ($23). Children younger than 10 and gnomes out on the town can order half-sized portions of any pasta for $10. Gusto! aims to tickle both taste and ear buds with their frequently scheduled live entertainers. Acts range from the smooth crooning of Joey Scarangello to the sideburned spectacle of the Elvis Legacy Show.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 8 or more. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.