Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today’s Groupon to Reggio’s in Mishawaka. Patrons must be at least 18 years old to dine at Reggio’s. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare Sunday–Thursday.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare on Friday or Saturday.<p>
The chefs at Reggio’s populate its menu of classic Italian cuisine with pastas and handmade pizzas topped with sauces crafted in-house daily from a family recipe passed down through multiple generations along with the recessive gene for spaghetti hair. The Italian sausage sandwich smuggles sautéed onions and peppers ($6.45) across Italian borders, and a 12” pizza ($11.25) serves as a stage for toppings such as ham, bacon, pineapple, and jalapeño (+$1 each on a 12” pizza). The pesto shrimp pasta bathes strands of linguine in a rich, fresh pesto ($16), and crispy cannolis, just like your slippers after Santa visits, are filled with fluffy sweet cream and chocolate ($4.50).
Curating a menu of Italian classics and American staples, the chefs at Reggio's craft everything from chicken cacciatore to T-bone steaks with french fries. Sipping on glasses or half carafes of chianti, diners browse starters before placing bids for garlic bread, stuffed portobello mushrooms, or jumpy jalapeño poppers. Pasta entrees, tossed in sauces made from an old family recipe, include linguine alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, and stuffed manicotti.