Unlike standup comedians, Italian cuisine flourishes with an abundance of tossed tomatoes. Harness the tomato's nonviolent powers with today's Groupon to Luigi's Patio Ristorante in College Station. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get $24 worth of Italian fare for dinner (Tuesday–Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m.).
• For $7, you get $15 worth of Italian fare for lunch (Tuesday–Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
The culinary artisans at Luigi's Patio Ristorante fill lunch and dinner menus with family recipe pastas, pizzas, and entrees in a rustic Italian villa setting. The evening array boasts vegetarian options such as eggplant feathered with parmesan and perched atop a nest of capellini pasta ($13) and specialties including pistachio-encrusted red snapper ($24) and duck breast sweetened with balsamic and orange-toffee sauces ($21). Or quell midday cravings with toasted panini ($8+) or a pizza generously bombarded with toppings such as italian sausage and pesto sauce. Diners can groove to live music most nights in Luigi's warmly lit indoor courtyard patio, which, like a Roman piazza, is populated by street lanterns and gatherings of garrulous pepperonis.