Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with this Groupon.
- $15 for $26 worth of Italian cuisine for two or more people, redeemable Monday–Thursday
- See the menu
No man is an island, but Mazzi's proves that an island can be a man's muse. Since 1970, founder Frank Ernandes has looked to his father's former home—Favignana, an island off of western Sicily—for culinary inspiration. His menu prioritizes authenticity in both flavor and preparation, relying on locally sourced ingredients and homestyle cooking methods to give entrees their rustic edge. Before being crushed into the house pesto sauce or edible confetti, basil leaves arrive from the restaurant's own farm. Tomatoes and vegetables reach the kitchen from other nearby harvests. And the bread, fettuccine, and sausage are all housemade.
Mazzi's design also recalls its pastoral island roots. Around a villa-like exterior, blossoms cascade from hanging flowerpots and water burbles down the stone steps of a fountain. Stained-glass depictions of vines and grapes spiral on the windows, looking in on the dining room and its two fireplaces—glowing fixtures that helped Mazzi's earn a spot on Yahoo! Voices' list of Eugene's most romantic restaurants. The venue is no stranger to awards for its food, either. In 2011, it won second place in the Register-Guard's Italian category and took the same spot in Eugene Weekly's The Best of Eugene 2012–2013.