What You'll Get
Giuseppe Garibaldi became an Italian national hero when he successfully unified the feuding states of Penne, Mostaccioli, and Rigatoni into a pastacracy wherein all noodles received equal representation. Enjoy the fettuccines of his labor with today's Groupon to Mazara in Clayton. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $27 worth of Italian fare during dinner.
- For $6, you get $12 worth of Italian fare during lunch.
Mazara's executive chef Todd Bale uses fresh ingredients and homemade pastas to whip up a menu of authentic Italian tastes. Unearth creative twists on traditional dishes throughout the dinner menu, such as the vitello alla marsala, breaded veal cutlets and marsala-marinated mushrooms laid to rest on a bed of roasted garlic and herb risotto and sprinkled with truffle oil ($26) or the tutto mare, an amalgamation of spaghettini pasta, scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, lump crab, and white-wine sauce ($25). For high-sun dining, scope out the extensive lunch menu, which includes items such as a veal burger ($9) and Mazara PLT—an Italian take on the classic BLT—layered with house-made pancetta, avocado, arugula, tomato, and peppercorn mayonnaise ($7).
Like a busybody Jane Austen character, Mazara's wine menu can matchmake your fresh fare with an impeccably sophisticated sip. Enjoy a glass of refreshing, tongue-tickling Zardetto brut prosecco ($9) or warm up the throat for a night of aria karaoke with an Italian red Nero d' Avola ($7).
Two Groupons can be combined for tables of five or more, so invite along your fellow Planeteers whose power isn't Heart to a fancy feast at Mazara. Reservations are required, so call ahead.
- In a city chock-full of Italian restaurants, both fancy and plain, where an increasing number of restaurants have million-dollar-plus interiors, and where diners often pay more attention to celebrity chefs than the restaurant itself, unassuming Mazara, dishing out its straightforward fare, is a welcome addition. – Michael Renner, Sauce
- Mazara might best be termed "elegant rustic" cuisine: straightforward, richly flavored dishes that offer the attention to detail you would expect from a $20 entrée — as well as the humble pleasure of a $4 bowl of really good soup. – Ian Froeb, Riverfront Times
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person for lunch option. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts for dinner option. Limit 1/table, 2/table of 5 or more. Limit 2/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Phone reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid from 9/9-9/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.