Mouths and Italian cuisine go together like ears and operas, eyes and the Sistine Chapel, and noses and tomato sauce. Celebrate perfect pairings with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Renaissance Bistro, located in the Brea Marketplace.
Focusing on casual Italian cuisine, Renaissance Bistro's menu features paninis, fresh pasta, and seafood. Appetizers ($5–$10) include gorgonzola-fondue crostini, an antipasto of sargento fondue served with toasted ciabatta, and the bruschetta trio--grilled bread topped with tomato-basil salsa, roasted-garlic artichoke dip, and marinated portabella. Entrees ($8–$25) include linguini tossed with vegetable broth and topped with tomato-basil salsa, fresh herb pesto, and grated parmesan; guests can also sample panini options such as the roast beef, which reclines on focaccia in a cloak of red peppers, lemon aioli, and red onions and is served with a swimming pool of au jus. Stop in on a weekend evening for live music and chow down under the black umbrellas of the outdoor patio, which is warmed by fire-breathing heat lamps during colder months.