Military strategists have long regarded pasta as the most effective weapon in a food fight, especially if your opponents are already buried under five tons of it. Today's Groupon arms you with an edible arsenal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Mario’s Italian Restaurant.
The mealtime maestros at Mario’s Italian Restaurant stiff-arm hunger with a robust menu of sophisticated repasts. Ease into the occasion with an antipasto such as Nonna's homemade meatball, a hand-rolled sphere of beef and pork ($8). Primed palates then welcome a platter of fettuccine alfredo, pancetta, and asparagus ($19) or a lightly breaded chicken parmigiano ($13). Patrons in a beefier frame of stomach should consider devouring a hand-selected steak such as the heartily marbled, 16-ounce Angus beef Delmonico ($25), gracefully grilled and dished up on a sizzling skillet to preserve cooking temperature. Mario’s Sunday brunch rewards visitors with treats ranging from made-to-order crepes and belgian waffles to eggs benedict, ricotta-stuffed shells, and a slew of pastries ($21.95 for adults, $12.95 for children). For those who don't believe in gluten, the restaurant cheerfully extends a gluten-free menu for inspection.
Guests can pair their morsels with liquid food from Mario’s extensive wine list—including Gabbiano chianti ($6), Coastal Vines pinot noir ($7), and the German-made Two Princes riesling ($7)—while relaxing in the refined dining room, which is softly illuminated by hanging lights that let envious eyeballs share in the flavorful bounty and more easily discern secret messages written in the noodles.
2740 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, New York 14618