Italian food blends Mediterranean agriculture with coastal cuisine, creating triumphs such as shrimp scampi alongside disappointments such as olive-flavored sand. Sink your teeth beneath waves of flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Nunzio Ristorante Rustico in Collingswood. Use this Groupon Monday or Tuesday to receive an additional complimentary appetizer.
Chef Nunzio bakes, fries, and sautés his Italian upbringing into every item on the classically influenced menu. A thick ragu simmers atop braised and shredded rabbit in the pappardelle al coniglio ($14.25), while the gamberoni al limone e capperi ($14.25) commingles lemon-sautéed shrimp, capers, diced tomatoes, and linguine into a dish as daringly tasty as a Go-Gurt consumed on a motorcycle. Dive into the deep flavors of the insalata di polipo alla griglia ($12.50), a bed of baby arugula and veggies blanketed with marinated and grilled Spanish octopus. Chefs also pepper the menu with classic favorites such as parmigianas, homemade meatballs, and clues to da Vinci's secret mustard recipe.
Guests supply all alcohol at Nunzio's themselves, with the knowledgeable staff augmenting beverage selections with either plainly spoken or interpretively danced dinner recommendations. The décor also possesses rustic Italian flavor, as the cobbled patterns of stone streets wind through the tiled floors and faux exteriors of Mediterranean architecture overlook the private dining area.
706 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, New Jersey 08108