What You'll Get
Before it was discovered to be a fine pasta and pizza topping, most tomato sauce was used to exfoliate marble busts of emperors or cool down crowds at fruit-growing tournaments. Enjoy culinary innovation with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian cuisine at Joe & Maria's Trattoria in Norwood.
Chef Paul Mancuso, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University's culinary college, curates the restaurant's menu of authentic northern and southern Italian cuisine. An appetizer of arancini, which stitches together English peas, buffalo mozzarella, and ground beef in a fried risotto cake covered in marinara sauce, cordially welcomes palates and their owners to the quaint eatery ($9).
Salami, sweet italian sausage, meatballs, and pepperoni team up on the italian-meat pizza ($14), and the pappardelle bolognese pasta graces tables and tongues with a parade of slow-braised beef, lamb, pork, beauty-pageant contestants juggling silverware, and roma tomatoes ($18). The veal scallopini combines sauteed medallions of veal with aged provolone, green peppercorn buttressed by a white-wine reduction, sweet-corn scallion rice cake, and shaved zucchini ($19).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation recommended; subject to availability. Not valid for alcohol or half price appetizers. 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.