Pizza is considered a perfect 2-D representation of space—with its circular shape, pepperonis orbiting around the center, and mushrooms resembling Tom Hanks. Explore other-worldly cuisine with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of artisan Italian fare and drinks at Mondo in Middletown.
Mondo's experienced staff of local cooks and servers treat diners to a relaxed or efficient meal from a diverse Italian-inspired menu. Chefs put roving loaves of bread to use in an array of paninis containing grilled chicken pesto and provolone ($9), and chicken, meatball, sausage, or eggplant parmigiana draped in mozzarella ($9.25). Pasta bolognese is built on a foundation of traditional rigatoni ($14), while artisan pizzas such as arugula and prosciutto with truffle oil ($15) elegantly march into mouths. Chefs also test culinary physics by setting red or white thin crust, shrimp pizza with capers and garlic ($15.75–$18.45) to sail on indoor air currents. Wheat or gluten-free crusts convey topping cargos upon request, and an array of draft brews and house wines turn throats into pepperoni water slides.
Mondo's head chef boasts experience gleaned as an honors graduate of Connecticut Culinary Institute, as well as years training and dodging errant tomatoes at Hartford-area restaurants. Guests dine in the modern, stainless-steel-accented interior, bathed in light from multicolored hanging lamps or floor to ceiling windows. Mondo also hosts regularly scheduled live music to entertain restless eardrums.
10 Main St.
Middletown, Connecticut 06457Get Directions