Roman engineers were renowned for their network of aqueducts, which carried the Tiber’s vital marinara to parched pasta settlements in the farthest reaches of the empire. Taste the fruits of Italian ingenuity with today’s Groupon: for $3, you get $7 worth of Italian fare at Osteria 2350 in the Strip District.
Led by executive chef Greg Alauzen, the elite cuisine craftsmen at Osteria 2350 weave local ingredients and Old-World recipes into a savory menu of seasonal staples. Taste buds blossom with a bite into one of Osteria’s salads, which include a radicchio-and-endive version sprinkled with red onion and prosciutto crisp ($4) and a leafy arugula bed buoying roasted peppers and gorgonzola ($3). A flavorful antipasti plate of grilled eggplant ($2) or roasted parsnip ($3) staves off appetites and purse-snatching pasti alike. Gourmet sandwiches ($7–$8) enclose capicolla, meatballs, or marinated tomatoes within bready packages for tidy stomach delivery. Pizza partisans can dive into a lifeguard-supervised 8-inch pie, either meat-free ($5) or laden with pepperoni or sausage ($6). Diners can also sate noodle yens with pasta dishes such as the riccolina coated in truffle oil, parmigiano reggiano, and caramelized mushrooms ($10).