Michelangelo's earliest sculptures, incredibly accurate reproductions of noodle anatomy, have been lost to modern audiences as they were all immediately eaten. Sample the seeds of his artistic genius with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Prospero Restaurant.
Prospero Restaurant’s menu abounds with sumptuous Italian cuisine buttressed by ingredients from Prospero’s herb and vegetable gardens or chosen by Chef William Ponholzer at local markets. At candlelit tables, patrons savor traditional eggplant parmesan freshly dappled with ricotta cheese and house-made marinara sauce ($15.99). Patio seating lets hungry breezes taste the pollo piccata ($17.99), whose white-wine-splashed chicken breast slips onto forks alongside capers and artichoke hearts. Prospero’s ravioli hosts a quartet of cheeses topped with fresh tomato, garlic, and basil ($15.99), and the bistecca marsala’s New York strip steak and sautéed mushrooms steal the hearts of artichokes as lovelorn scallions silently watch ($19.99). Plentiful seafood options also abound for a taste of one of the earth's most primordial meats, second only to pterodactyl steaks.
Prospero Restaurant chef Frank Provenzo pays homage to his eatery's wizardly namesake by conjuring rustic Italian dishes from local ingredients, fresh veggies, and carefully simmered pasta. Cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta stuff meaty entrees such as sautéed veal cutlets and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. And with the create-your-own pasta option, patrons can choose to douse plates of spaghetti, penne, or other noodles with their choice of sauce.
350 Pennsylvania St.
Buffalo, New York 14201