Among the top places to be during an asteroid impact, an Italian restaurant ranks second only to the comforting arms of Bruce Willis. Increase the odds of being in the right place at the right time with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of fine Italian cuisine at Papacelle Ristorante in Avon. This Groupon can only be used for dinner and is not valid for carryout.
Papacelle Ristorante, a Zagat-rated establishment, boasts a menu bursting with house-made breads and pastas crafted from a bevy of locally sourced ingredients. Take flight with fresh antipasti such as prosciutto spek or house-made ricotta ($3.50 each; choose five for $16). A hearty twist on tradition, the beef tenderloin crêpes are filled generously with fresh seasonal veggies under a creamy gorgonzola sauce ($11). Handmade cavatelli pasta with olive-oil-braised rabbit, carrots, and broccoli provides a hearty dose of autumnal sustenance ($21). The free-roaming, grass-fed veal chop is forkibly tender ($32), just like the other protein-rich dishes at Papacelle, which are all made with hormone- and antibiotic-free meat that includes cage-free poultry and grass-fed beef.
The intimate dining room at Papacelle provides an elegant setting for sipping a glass of fine wine such as the Banfi Chianti Classico ($10). Likewise, before permafrost sets, sample a quality mixed drink, such as a mango mojito ($9) or the smooth black Russian ($11), on Papacelle's picturesque, statue-adjacent patio.
Papacelle Ristorante receives positive reviews on Zagat, and 80% of Urbanspooners like it. The restaurant also receives a 4.1-star average overall rating on OpenTable and a 4.2-star average rating on Menuism:
- The chefs are brothers and their mother is the maitre d’ at this pricey Avon Italian, where the staff works to make you feel like one of the family; housemade pastas and a signature rabbit dish are done Tuscan-style, and the decor features the warm colors of that region. – Zagat
- Everything was perfect - the local ingredients on the menu, service, and atmosphere. The wood oven adds delicious flavor to the food and the antipasto appetizer was a great way to try lots of new flavors. – Debi, Urbanspoon
152 Simsbury Rd.
Avon, Connecticut 06001Get Directions