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).
434 Providence Hwy.
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062Get Directions