Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Italian fare at Johnny's Italian Restaurant in Clearwater.
The culinary crew at Johnny's Italian Restaurant has been churning out Italian favorites for more than three decades, peppering an extensive menu with a savory spectrum of lunch and dinner options and baking life into more than 600 loaves of Johnny's bread every day. After settling down in a dining room that seats nearly 200 hungry humans, guests can sample midday morsels, which include a cache of focaccia, hot, and cold sandwiches ($4.99+) in addition to smaller versions of dinner fare. Chicken piccata dons a piquant coat of lemon, capers, and white wine before perching on a nest of fettuccine alfredo ($13.49 for dinner; $8.99 for lunch). Diners can twist forks or freshly forged tridents around strands of vermicelli—which entangles succulent shrimp, scallops, and mussels in the eatery's frutti di mare ($13.49)—or delight in 7 ounces' worth of tender filet mignon ($18.99), which chefs grill to order and slather with creamed happiness. Specialty pizzas round off the rich selection in varieties such as the stone-baked hawaiian pizza, ham and pineapple on a crust cooked to a crisp ($14.49).
2907 State Rd. 590
Clearwater, Florida 33759