The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Italian fare and drinks at Momma D's Casa di Pasta, located in Portsmouth.
Time-tested, authentic Italian recipes spawn savory, classic Italian cuisine at Momma D's Casa di Pasta. Thanks to six different sauces, meatballs, lasagna, and other delicious dishes, diners are transported straight to Italy circa 1900, back when it was still called France. Begin the nostalgic journey across the menu with the seafood-stuffed mushrooms ($8.50), fried ravioli ($7.95), or cheesy garlic bread ($5.95) before plunging a fork into a generous portion of pasta, chicken dinner, or veal specialties. Momma D's uses imported noodles and homemade sauce to create six different fettuccine alfredo specialty dishes, including a broccoli-infused variety ($16.50) and a classic option packed with prosciutto and peas ($17.95). Pizza-seeking diners can sink their teeth into Pappa's spicy pizza, a pie built on homemade crust and topped with cheddar, basil, pepperoni, and hot sausage ($10.50). Soups, salads, and seafood specialties abound on the menu to keep ever-hungry stomachs busy with digestibles. Momma D's also serves weekend breakfast from 7 a.m.–11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m.– noon on Sunday; lunch is served Monday–Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.