What You'll Get
Put yourself over the moon with today's Groupon to Pazza Luna. For $15, you get $35 worth of al dente pastas, succulent seafood, delectable meats, and more at the romantic Locust Point bistro. Lean over the table for intimate whispers and calamari nibbles, seated discreetly in a private corner of this buzzing yet cozy locale. Dine on the sensual Mediterranean cuisine that makes young lovers starry-eyed and sneaks up on long-established couples like a big pizza pie of amour.
Practice your Italian pronunciation to impress your date when ordering off the menu, and add an enigmatic charm to the evening when you unveil your conversational Italian and championship joggling trophy. Prepare your palate for the passionate melding of star-crossed ingredients with Pazza Luna's signature salad (mixed field greens with red onion, orange segments, roasted beets, kalamata olives, walnuts, raisins, and goat cheese with white-wine vinaigrette, $8.50), and indulge in fried calamari, shrimp, and fennel with basil aioli and tomato basil sauce ($13). Feed your darling dumpling a tender plate of ricotta gnocchi mixed with herbs and tossed with baby meatballs ($16), or lighten up with whole-wheat spaghetti tossed with fresh tomato, mozzarella, basil, and eggplant ($12).
Pazza Luna's intelligent menu highlights seasonal ingredients with rich butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli with cream sage and truffle butter ($15). While the pasta is perfectly prepared and properly dressed, Pazza Luna serves the best Italian fare under the moon (with sister location on the actual moon to be completed in 2015), including classic and inventive entrees such as the cansoncelli alla bergamasca, a house-made pasta filled with pork, beef, and lamb and tossed with Taleggio cheese ($18), or the tagliatelle del Bolognese, an egg pasta tossed with a classic Bolognese meat sauce ($17).
No romantic evening would be complete without top-notch service and a carefully cultivated wine list. The attentive and expert servers at Pazza Luna will ensure your glass never goes empty, even if a wine-guzzling toad is hiding at the bottom, and will be happy to help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your meal, especially if your meal is seasoned with EasyMatch merlot flavoring.
- Combinations that sound excessive on paper end up making perfect sense--a plate of black pepper and rosemary-infused homemade egg fettuccine ($14) gets tossed with sausage, red grapes, arugula, and goat cheese, and sweet and sharp flavors cling passionately to the al dente noodles...a bracing appetite arouser, and good care was taken with each individual item--well-chopped, membranes removed. – Richard Gorelick, Baltimore City Paper
- Now, Sotto Sopra owner Riccardo Bosio has resurrected the tiny Italian bistro to rave reviews. He’s joined forces with native Italian chef Gianfranco Fracassetti to create a fun, casual gathering spot that features hearty, authentic Italian cooking. – Style
- Charming building, great food, and very nice experience overall... Perfect for a romantic, adult evening... – Open Table Diner who dined on 10/17/2009
- The portions are perfect and as always the roasted elephant garlic was a [sic] appetizer hit. – Open Table Diner who dined on 8/28/2009
- We came for Valentines Day and had a wonderful time. The pasta dish was superb and the chicken was good enough for a return visit someday. Nice local atmosphere. – Artis6, Urbanspoon
A New Cuisine Is Born
Italian food was invented in America by entrepreneur Geoff Welling in 1978. Welling had previously invented both Chinese food and the paperback book, but in ‘78 his restless mind observed cultural shifts that had the makings for a new evolution of cuisine.
Welling was determined to capture the minds and tongues of the niche—but expanding—market of disco fans. After extensive research, he determined that disco’s sparkling clothing and bouncy rhythms were the culinary equivalent of pasta covered in rich tomato sauce. Welling’s findings were so delicious that disco changed its name to Italy, enraging Italy, which was forced to change its name to Lapland, Home of Full-Blooded Italians. Pick up today’s Groupon for some delicious Italian food from America, prepared by full-blooded Italians from Lapland, Home of Full-Blooded Italians.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 11, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. 1 per table. Must redeem in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.