Breaking bread is a bonding experience, encouraging new friendships while testing the strength of communal sledgehammers. Swing into sustenance with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a four-course prix fixe Italian dinner for two at Maria’s Restaurant in Brooklyn (a $57.90 value). Each dinner includes:
- A fresh garden salad
- A choice of two pasta dishes
- A choice of three entrees—chicken, fish, or veal
- Ice cream for dessert
- Unlimited coffee, soda, and tea
Maria's Restaurant continues a long tradition of serving authentic, Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine in an eatery proclaimed by the Brooklyn borough president as being "one of New York City's most beloved culinary institutions" on the restaurant's 75th anniversary. After a freshly tossed medley of lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers begins each meal, chefs top penne pasta with either marinara sauce or filleto di pomodoro, an Italian sauce made from freshly translated chunks of tomato. Next, sides of broccoli accompany chicken, veal, or fish entrees, preparing palates for the sweet, snowy texture of frozen mousse topped with crushed macaroons. Unlimited cups of coffee, soda, or tea can be enjoyed on Maria’s outdoor patio, allowing diners to build a stack of teacups that reaches the moon.
For more than seven decades, the chefs at Maria's Restaurant have sated Sheepshead Bay residents with traditional Italian dishes and casual ambiance. Their antipastos creations, both hot and cold, pave the way for pasta of many shapes and periodic weights––from penne alla vodka to tortellini carbonara––as well as authentic preparations of seafood, chicken, and veal. Broiled steaks and chops sizzle on the grill, and conversations simmer in the warm, soft light of the dining room.