The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian fare at Pomodoro Cafe.
The talented chefs at Pomodoro Cafe gain palate popularity with an awesomely aromatic menu of lunch and dinner entrees that wins over mouths with classic Italian flavors. Practice taste-bud calisthenics with the cioppino appetizer ($8.95), a maritime sampling of salmon, calamari, clams, mussels, and scallops simmering in lobster broth. The Siciliana gourmet pizza ($8.95 for a 10”) fills vacant tummy space better than a futon slathered in buffalo sauce, hoisting a hefty portion of ham, pepperoni, and sausage on a crispy crust. Graze molars against the lightly breaded eggplant parmigiana served with penne pasta ($11.95), or match mandibles against the capellini casa nostra with shrimp, angel-hair pasta, and caramelized onions ($14.75). A variety of hot pressed sandwiches quells midday hunger pangs ($7.10–$8.25), and the New York–style cheesecake topped with strawberry or chocolate sauce ($5.95) sates sweet teeth before they relocate to the mouths of department-store mannequins.
As diners fill up on authentic pastas and pizzas, they can feast their eyes on the dining room’s murals of Italian city streets and a ceiling painted to look like the sky—complete with clouds and parachuting bread sticks. Guests can also adjourn to the outdoor patio, where they can break bread among an expanse of foliage and brick-lined walls.
9200 NW 39th Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32606