Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$25 for a cave tour package for two (a $54.97 total value)
- Historic Brewery cave tour for two (a $7 value/person)
- One appetizer (up to a $14.99 value)
- Wine tasting for two (a $12.99 value/person)
- 15% off any liquor-store purchase<p>
$20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks
Menu items include the antipasto plate, littered with an arrangement of prosciutto, fresh buffalo mozzarella, provolone, marinated artichokes, kalamata olives, and roasted peppers ($9.99 for a small; $14.99 for a large). Homemade, wood-fired pizzas hoist toppings of goat cheese, arugula, garlic, and pepperoncini atop the thin crust of the All’Arugola ($10.99), and the cannelloni romana’s stuffed cannelloni noodles brim with braised meat and spinach beneath a slathering of béchamel sauce ($17). Curated by Luna Rossa, 30-minute walking tours of the historic 6,000 sq. ft. limestone caves transport participants back to 1868, when the caverns were used as a brewery. Following tours, pairs can split any appetizer and toast to their journey with a wine tasting.
The youngest of nine children, Luna Rossa’s owner and chef, Raffaele Virgillo, grew up at his mother’s side, studying her every move as she cooked in the kitchen of their small cottage in southern Italy. Emigrating to the United States in the 1970s, Virgillo put the culinary skills and magical Italian incantations he learned from his mother to use here in the States. He settled in the Twin Cities, where he cooked his way through four restaurants before opening the original Buona Sera, and eventually, Luna Rossa. There, he works alongside his daughter, Anna, son-in-law, Jesse, and grandson, Vinny, and granddaughter Gigi serving a menu of Italian-inspired cuisine within a rustic eatery near Stillwater’s historic limestone caves.