Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary Italian fare at Mayo's Ristorante in Statesville.
Mayo's Ristorante's brick storefront welcomes guests into a warm interior, where a team of chefs builds a contemporary menu of inimitable Italian dishes out of locally culled ingredients. Match a furious appetite against the fried green tomatoes, which come equipped with scallops, shrimp, and a lemon beurre blanc ($14), or the nuts and berries salad with blue cheese crumbles and pecans ($10). The baked ziti, like Danny DeVito, sleeps under a blanket of buffalo mozzarella and marinara sauce ($13), and the grilled rib eye garners palate popularity with a succulent herb-butter sauce ($25). The seafood pasta takes taste buds on a flavorful odyssey aboard a linguine boat––traversing an ocean of clams, mussels, shrimp, and scallops ($24). Answer your sweet tooth's frantic pages with one of Mayo's signature homemade desserts, bringing meals to a delectably delightful conclusion.
123 N Center St.
Statesville, North Carolina 28677Get Directions