Like the snow atop mountain peaks, the parmesan cheese atop meatballs creates a pleasing appearance and marks the section that people are compelled to share with yetis. Reach the culinary summit with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare at Nino’s Italian Restaurant in Pelham.
Run by Brooklyn and Bronx transplants, Nino’s Italian Restaurant draws up a hunger-busting menu of savory calzones, pastas, and hero sandwiches. Find tomato-free nourishment with the sauceless four-cheese pizza, which tops off depleted calcium reserves with mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, and provolone, all complemented by onion and fresh garlic ($14.95+). The seafood primavera proves that springtime romance isn’t just for vertebrates by wedding shrimp, scallops, and mushrooms together with tomato, onion, peppers, and artichokes in a white-wine garlic sauce ($14.95). The Sicilian pork chops emerge hot from beneath the kitchen's copper awning, two fried chops frolicking with peppers and onions amidst a marinara sauce rainstorm, for once not caring what the other chops say ($13.99). Diners can cap off theirs meals with the Ca Nino, a cannoli shell loaded with praline-cheesecake filling and covered in caramel, chocolate, and powdered sugar ($4.50).
Jolly winers can sip a glass of pinot grigio while admiring the restaurant's stone-façade décor ($5.95). Wall-mounted, flat-screen TVs relay locally televised and pay-per-view sporting events. Occasionally, diners might even get the chance to talk sports with Nino's co-owner and radio-broadcast favorite Eli Gold of NASCAR Motor Racing Network fame.