Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Portofino Bistro.
Portofino Bistro's platoon of chefs leads culinary crusades against ravenous appetites, dishing out authentic Old World dishes from an Italian menu. Embrace the restaurant's elegant charms and canoodle with sautéed baby clams ($7.95), all the while buttering up fried-bread cushions of spadini a la roma with lemon and anchovy kisses ($6.65). Tangles of linguine del pescatore perform four-part seafood symphonies of clams, mussels, shrimp, and calamari with an underpinned melody of light tomato sauce ($16.95). Sizzling steak Portofino slathers 14 ounces of sliced new york strip in red-wine sauce accompanied by portobello mushrooms ($23.95). Portofino's pizza roster accommodates flat-entree believers with quattro stagioni pie and its riddles of salami, artichokes, mushrooms, and peppers ($12.95). Ceiling lamps cast a warm glow on tables clothed in crisp white linens and sojourning Roman dignitaries clothed in crisp white togas.