Napoleon once said men are moved by two levers only: fear, and the alluring smell of lasagna. Put meal wheels in motion with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of authentic Italian cuisine at Le Virtù.
Sourcing local products and imported items straight from Abruzzo farms, Le Virtù's Abruzzo-bred sous chef cures all the menu's meats in-house, and all pasta, ricotta, and pickled vegetables are made on-site. Embark on esculent excursions with a plate of warm bruschette miste decorated with assorted toppings ($8), or sink hungerships with n'duja, the house-made Calabrian salame, served with grilled rustic bread and vegetable anchors ($9). Diners can impress palates with fresh plates of guitar-cut pasta mingling with lemon and house-cured pancetta ($16) or squid-ink-striped tagliatelle accompanied by mussels, clams, calamari, and shrimp ($19).
Le Virtù envelops diners in comforting environs highlighted by brick-colored tiling, walls adorned with serene landscape photos, and an open view of the kitchen. Patrons can also venture to the outside patio while they eat.