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.
$25 for $55 Worth of Italian Fare and Drinks
The dinner menu catalogs starters such as torta di formaggio, a goat-cheese wheel with basil pesto and roasted bell peppers ($9), and entrees such as baked salmon with artichoke-pesto crust ($26) and beef short ribs with saffron risotto ($28). The lunch menu presents calamari ($12) as well as open-faced beef-tenderloin sandwiches ($20), lobster with cavatappi pasta ($26), and ravioli with beef and ricotta ($13).
La Bistecca Italian Grille
Owner Jerry Costanza and his culinary crew create Northern Italy–styled dishes, including seasonal recipes. Their extensive wine list features vinos from Italy's major wine regions, along with organic and vintage-tiered selections from everywhere from Australia to Michigan. The staff pours these to complement the eatery's signature USDA–certified Piedmontese beef dishes, the lean, juicy, tender meat of which comes from cattle that originated in the foothills of the Italian Alps—also where Ducatis graze until they become Ferraris. Along with beef dishes, the chefs dish up sautéed shrimp, grilled sea bass, and italian truffle mac 'n' cheese.