Like playing leapfrog and plotting betrayal, dining out is best done in pairs. Eat collegially with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get an Italian dinner for two at River Side Brick Oven Pizza Cafe, formerly La Piazza Trattoria, located in Little Falls (up to a $50 value). The meal includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $40 value)
The chefs at River Side Brick Oven Pizza Cafe pair pasta, chicken, and veal with savory vegetables and sauces to create a menu of regional Italian cuisine. They infuse authentic flavors and unused wishes into appetizers, such as the portobello piazza topped with gorgonzola ($9) or the carciofi ripieni, a stuffed artichoke drizzled with a light red sauce ($10). Chicken, seafood, or veal take top billing in entrees such as the pollo sorrentina––which layers chicken with prosciutto, mozzarella, and eggplant ($18)––or the linguine vongole, a bed of linguine topped with whole clams ($14).
To complement conversation and bites of antipasto or insalate, the eatery offers BYOB, so dining duos can bring their favorite bottle of red or white wine to share. During warmer months, outdoor dining grants guests a view of rogue skywriters plastering crossword answers across the sky.