What You'll Get
Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today's Groupon to pastaVino Italian Bistro in Mineola. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $30 worth of Italian-American dinner fare and drinks.
- For $7, you get $14 worth of Italian-American lunch fare and drinks.
The pasta professionals at pastaVino have crafted an elegant menu of artful creations, respectfully labeled, "Italian bliss" by the New York Times, from fresh, imported ingredients. The bistro's amiable staff fosters a warm atmosphere steeped in aromas of old-country dishes, such as the Little Meatballs starter, served in a Sicilian sweet-and-sour tomato sauce ($7). No voyage to the Tuscan countryside is complete without a traditional tomato-sauce bubble bath and a helping of Grandmas’ lasagna, baked individually to order and layered with fresh ricotta, mini meatballs, mozzarella, and parmigiana reggiano ($17). Meanwhile, lunching stomachs can partake of midday munchies such as the Tuscan charred steak and tomato salad, a bed of greenery replete with veggies, a dash of basil, gorgonzola, black olives, and balsamic vinaigrette ($10).
Complete a lunch or dinner excursion at pastaVino with a budino di chocolate dessert, featuring semisweet chocolate pudding topped with crunchy cookies and infused with friendship ($8). Servers keep the wine swirling and walls twirling with an expansive wine list, including rosy rivers of Sangiovese ($8/glass) and Quercialta ($14/glass), as well as a sudsy stock of brews, such as Sam Adams, Peroni, and Amstel Light ($5 per bottle).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Valid toward alcohol. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Not valid for prix fixe menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.