Greek demigods claimed that drinking ambrosia let them live forever, but never realized that eating linguine al dente would give them spider-senses. Obtain the superpowers denied to the Greeks with today’s Groupon to Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant in Arlington. Choose between the following options:
• For $25, you get $50 worth of Italian dinner fare, served every night of the week.
• For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian lunch fare, served on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Piccolo Mondo's dinner and lunch menus teem with tasteful meats and savory pasta wading through pools of sauce. Take a break from high-noon knitting contests to dine on baked manicotti ($9.75) or shrimp marinara, a tasty collaboration between crustacean and tomato ($14.75). At dinner, house specialties such as the capelli d’angelo alla pescatora, which outfits angel-hair pasta with clams, shrimp, and calamari in a fresh tomato sauce ($17.75), teach teenage angels to cut their hair before sea life begins living in it.
Piccolo Mondo’s alluring aesthetic accentuates the dining experience with apricot walls, fresh-pressed tablecloths, and ivory-hued columns that hold the ceiling back from lunging at patrons' delicious meals. Desserts such as the cappuccino pie ($6.75) usher meals to their bittersweet conclusion, and are best enjoyed as customers take in the dulcet tones of the restaurant’s piano bar on Tuesday through Sunday nights.
Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant
Smooth arpeggios and trills often spring from ivory keys at Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant, which doubles as a piano bar two nights a week. As performers play, servers deliver pasta plates such as gnocchi in fresh tomato sauce, baked lasagna, and angel hair that can be french braided upon request. Over flicking candles and vases of fresh flowers, diners also dive into entrees such as center-cut beef tenderloin and breaded veal scaloppine.
Gold-framed artwork and sturdy white columns adorn the full bar and lounge, the main dining room, and a private dining area reserved for birthdays and showering babies.