Italian restaurants are the smart place for diners to get their pasta fix, eschewing the need to troll classifieds for secondhand lasagnas or steal macaroni sculptures from elementary-school art fairs. Use your noodle with today's Groupon to Little Napoli Italian Cuisine, with locations on Westheimer Road and Texas Avenue. Choose between the following options:
• For $7, you get $15 worth of breakfast (served weekdays at the downtown location only), brunch (served weekends at the Westheimer location only), or lunch at either location.
• For $10, you get $25 worth of dinner fare at either location.
A casually elegant hotbed of classic Southern-Italian fare, Little Napoli Italian Cuisine whips up a menu crafted from fresh ingredients. Specialty pizzas such as the Mona Lisa—spinach, feta cheese, and fresh tomatoes ($16 for a 16")—and the D' Mare—shrimp, calamari, or clams and fresh tomatoes ($18.95 for a 14")—sit alongside Italian staples such as rigatoni mussels marinara ($15.99), fettuccine alfredo ($9.99), and eggplant "no nose" parmigiana ($10.99). The Westheimer location stays open until midnight daily, augmenting late-night meals with the dulcet tones of crooners during Friday night karaoke, starting at 8 p.m.
Early eaters are welcome at the Westheimer location on weekends for an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($10.99 adults, $6.99 children). Like the slowest county-fair ferris wheel ever, brunch options rotate weekly, and may include pancakes and waffles topped with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, peaches, or blueberries, as well as savory sides such as bacon, sausage, and potatoes o'brien. The downtown location’s chefs engineer their own breakfast buffet Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ($10.99). Pop in for a sweet cinnamon waffle topped with whipped cream and nuts or a savory mushroom omelet with a side of turkey sausage. Orange juice, coffee, iced tea, and unlimited atmosphere are included in both buffet options.
Though the downtown and Westheimer menus are similar, some dishes and prices may vary by location.
Little Napoli Italian Cuisine
Southern Italian dishes adorn white linen tablecloths inside both locations of Little Napoli Italian Cuisine. Chefs plate casual classics such as baked ziti and calzones as well as more elaborate entrees such as linguine pescatore, loaded with shrimp, calamari, clams, and mussels. The downtown location heats up its griddles for breakfast on weekday mornings, and the Westheimer location dishes out brunch fare such as omelets, waffles, and Napoli pasta on Saturdays and Sundays. Also on Westheimer Road, Friday nights entertain patrons with karaoke, and both locations host a VIP private-dining section that can seat up to 40 people or one very hungry velociraptor.