Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $25 for $50 worth of Italian food for lunch
- $50 for $100 worth of Italian food for dinner for two, valid Sunday–Thursday
- $50 for $100 worth of Italian food for dinner for two, valid Friday and Saturday
- $95 for $200 worth of Italian food for dinner for four, valid Sunday–Thursday
- $95 for $200 worth of Italian food for dinner for four, valid Friday and Saturday<p>
The lunch and dinner menus begin with appetizers such as steamed clams with sweet italian sausage ($16.50) and prosciutto di parma with seasonal melon ($11.50 for lunch; $12.50 for dinner) before making its way to more than 10 pastas, including clam linguini ($21.50), seafood specialties such as imported sea bass ($24.50 for lunch; $26 for dinner), and meaty entrees such as veal ($24 for lunch; $25.75 for dinner) and pork tenderloin stuffed with raisins, pignoli, garlic, and parsley ($23 for lunch; $25.50 for dinner).
At L'Allegria, founders Saverio and Giovanni Allocca seek to transport diners to an al fresco Mediterranean courtyard with their authentic cuisine and decor that evokes a breezy villa. The menu brims with classic italian pastas and succulent veal dishes, made with hormone-free meats. Extensive wine lists complement entrees with dozens of varietals from Italy and California.
Patrons sit upon floral-patterned chairs in the high-ceilinged dining room, amid beige walls and exposed brick. At times, a pianist's melodies reverberate throughout the eatery, relaxing diners and reminding the walls' paintings of a simpler time when they were young, impressionable canvases.
What some people are buzzing about:
88% of 384 customers recommend
“Fabulous service. Classic Italian food and ambiance. Expansive menu and specials. Delicious, fresh. Loved Chilean Sea Bass in livornese sauce, orechio pasta with...”
“Fabulous service. Classic Italian food and ambiance. Expansive menu and specials. Delicious, fresh. Loved Chilean Sea Bass in livornese sauce, orechio pasta with pan-seared tuna and appetizer of thinly-sliced eggplant wrapped around a bolognese and whole grain filling over pesto sauce.”
“Excellent food and excellent service. We at Realogy located at 175 Park Ave. in Madison will ask others to go to the restaurant. ”
“Service and atmosphere were very good. The food was good, though expensive for an Italian restaurant. ”