Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for lunch for two (a $33 total value)
- One cheese plate or meatball appetizer (up to a $9 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $12 value each)
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian fare
Entrees on the lunch menu include ricotta gnocchi and porcini mushroom risotto with white truffle oil. The dinner menu features variations of those items, plus crab and spinach risotto with lemon-caper remoulade ($18), hand-rolled involtini pasta with a trio of cheeses ($16), pan-seared tilapia ($19) and other freshly prepared Italian dishes.
As a child, the chef at Nina's Trattoria learned to cook—and eat—from cooking sessions with Grandma Nona and Mama Nina. Nona's menus were inspired by the village she grew up in, which overlooked the turquoise, fish-rich waves of the Mediterranean. Because she grew up on a farm, Nona insisted on robust local produce and the nicest cuts at the butcher and fish market, a sentiment she passed down through generations.
Today, chefs at Nina's Trattoria whip up a menu inspired by Nina and Nona's cooking, crafting traditional homages to their dishes as well as contemporary reinterpretations of recipes from Tuscany, Abruzzo, and other regions of Italy. Chefs hand-roll pasta, knead gnocchi, and bake decadent pastries for nibbling or luring Cookie Monster to the table at brunch and dinner. Guests may bring their own beer and wine, helping to foster a convivial, relaxed atmosphere akin to gathering around the family's dinner table.