Before the discovery of the tomato, Italians quashed hunger by gnawing on slabs of marble, causing the wrack of many ruins and the leaning of at least one tower. Treat teeth to tender eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Italian fare and drinks at Michelangelo Ristorante in Silver Lake.
Romantic, charming, and lit with softly glowing lights, Michelangelo Ristorante offers a respite from the outside world along with plates of authentic Italian dishes created from fresh, organic ingredients. Stroll through the idyllic countryside of the menu with starters such as thinly-sliced cured beef bresaola with parmigiano, arugula, and olive oil ($12). A variety of pastas, including classics such as fettuccini alfredo ($13) and linguini with manila clams sautéed in garlic olive oil and white-wine sauce ($19), share the stage with Poseidon-approved brodetto di pesce, a who's who of seafood celebrities including shrimp, calamari, mussels, and clams throwing a mouthside mingling party ($24). Patrons can slide mitts around a pizza masterpiece, such as quattro formaggi ($12 for 12" pie, $17 for an 18"), or tuck into a panini to embrace chicken cutlets, air-cured beef, and homemade meatballs with homemade bread hugs and a side of mixed greens (starting at $9).
2742 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90039Get Directions