When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, pasta, seafood, and burgers at Napolatano's Restaurant.
Owners Dean and Ginger Nappy entice neighborhood noshers with live music and events, fueled by an extensive menu of hearty Italian-American eats. Freshly made dough sits under 100% natural cheese and fresh vegetables in the New York–style Super Delight pizza ($17.95 for a 12"), topped with pepperoni, canadian bacon, and green peppers, and properly oven-raised to say please and thank you. Modest mollusks open up to pasta in the linguini with white clam sauce ($11.99); loving bread embraces eggplant, sauce, and cheese in the eggplant parmigiana sandwich ($8.99). Napolatano's Restaurant also unveils a large selection of salads, including the almond-crusted mahi salad ($9.95), which, like a prince, is loaded with green and crowned with lemongrass vinaigrette.
Music fills the restaurant's outdoor patio on Sundays, when local bands such as Mr. Ainsworth and Roadhouse shred riffs into the evening. Napolatano's Restaurant hosts karaoke on Friday nights, offering up the mic to aspiring pop stars and future yodeling world champs.
606 NW 75th St.
Gainesville, Florida 32607