A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it’s exposed to boiling water or sat on by a child. Savor pasta’s forced flexibility with today’s Groupon to Nardino Ristorante. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Italian fare for lunch.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Italian fare for dinner.<p>
From its plot in the Energy Corridor District, Nardino Ristorante fuels patrons with authentic Italian meals designed by a Europe-born chef. Chewy pasta forms the foundation for the tagliatelle alla ruota, featuring Nardino’s signature sauce whipped together tableside ($17.95), and petite potato pillows support dreams of asparagus, saffron cream, and winning lottery tickets in the gnocchi di patate alla crema di asparagi e zafferano ($14), which goes by “Bob” for short. The cartoccio di filleto di manzo’s pan-seared tenderloin wears a clock of mustard sauce woven with caramelized onions ($20.50), and the risotto al funghi dresses porcini mushrooms with white-truffle oil ($15.50) to seduce sniffers distracted by the quattro formaggi pizza, stacked with Jenga-like towers of gorgonzola, fontino, provolone, and parmigiano reggiano ($12).
Patrons may alternate between inhaling their meals and inhaling fresh air out on Nardino’s patio, or they can grab a seat in the modern dining room to soak up views of abstract sculpture while hiding from kiss-hungry butterflies. Exposed brickwork adds rustic charm, with cutout arches facilitating easy rounds of bread-roll Cornhole.