Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of Italian dinner fare and drinks at Piatto Novo, located in the Sheraton Suites hotel on Front Street. Your Groupon is valid for dinner only.
Situated on a scenic stretch of the Cuyahoga River, Piatto Novo offers an upscale dining experience with a refined, plentifully stocked dinner menu. Tantalizing meals are prepared by executive chef Roger Thomas, who has been working at restaurants since the ripe age of 16, crafting delectable dishes that make diners feel like freshly squeezed lemonade. Lasso tongues with tasty pastas such as the fettuccini Barese ($11 half, $20 full) with sausage, broccoli, caramelized onions, and asiago, or opt for a rib-sticking main course such as the pork-rib chop ($25) or chicken arrosto with lemon confit, fingerling potatoes, and olive sauce ($21). Top off body fuel tanks with the soft sweetness of crème brûlée ($8), or finish the evening with a perfectly prepared martini that’ll make dining feel as pleasantly vaporous and fuzzy as a dream of a hot-air-balloon ride with a sentient puff of cotton candy.
Overlooking the rushing banks of the Cuyahoga, Piatto Novo boasts a sleek, naturalistic décor that features strikingly set tables and plush furnishings. Like chili popsicles and videos of grizzly-bear ballerinas, Italian food is enjoyed around the world due to its versatility and heartiness. Call ahead to make a reservation, and enjoy a memorably appetizing experience with today’s Groupon to Piatto Novo.
- Piatto Novo Restaurant is situated at the perfect spot to take in the beauty of the river's waterfalls. Three several-story-high windowed walls inside the impressive facility assure that guests can take in the true ambiance of the setting; a romantic destination that leaves guests breathless. – LeeAnn Mullen, Hello Akron
- An especially nice touch at the romantic Piatto Novo (translated: "New Plate") is the availability of half portions of pasta. In Italy, pasta is served before the main course -- and with the half-portion option you can do that. – Mark Bona, Plain Dealer