The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Reggio's in Mishawaka.
Reggio's chefs load up menu specialties, such as pastas, subs, and pizzas, with fresh sauces and hand-formed meatballs and sausages. Armed with knives, guests begin to battle hunger beasts with an appetizer of toasted garlic bread ($3). Like a prop-comedy show, the lasagna comes with several layers of cheese ($12.50). Comb forks through the angelic locks of the chicken scaloppini ($14.50), sidekicked by a Giusseppe salad ($8), or wrap mitts around one of three specialty pizzas ($13.50–$17.50). The hand-tossed golden-brown crusts arrive tableside piping hot and coated in an arsenal of such toppings as pepperoni, olives, ham, and jalapeños.
Reggio's boasts a full bar and a selection of Italian wines, as well as a private banquet room that can accommodate up to 80 patrons. Because Reggio's is a smoking establishment, guests must be 18 or older, so diners should leave any underage siblings waiting on the curb with a stack of comic books and a jar of peanut butter.
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.
1213 E Jefferson Blvd.
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545