One of the most fun parts of eating Italian cuisine is twirling spaghetti noodles around your fork and then using that whole thing as a big, wet spoon to scoop up meatballs. Pick pasta with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks
The lunch and dinner menus include dishes such as lobster-filled ravioli with chunks of crabmeat on the side ($18), gnocchi alla sorrentina ($15), and a sautéed 10-ounce filet mignon portofino crowned with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms ($28). The wine list presents more than 100 varieties from around the world available by the bottle ($20+).
Marco Rizzo regularly strolls local markets, handpicking ingredients for Ristorante Marco's kitchen. He learned to cherish fresh food as a child, when growing up in a small Italian fishing village meant his family had to grow and harvest much of what they ate on a small farm plot. He also learned from his mother, a chef herself, how good food can bring people together—Marco's house regularly erupted into activity at dinnertime, with conversations and Xbox tournaments carrying well into the night.
Now, at Ristorante Marco, the Italian native draws upon these memories as he crafts the dishes he grew up with, from housemade pastas to seafood. Valuing entertaining as much as he does cooking, Marco relishes chatting with guests and recommending a drink from the restaurant's list of more than 100 wines, including a selection from his hometown, Santa Maria di Castellabate. Such touches earned Ristorante Marco the 2010 Critics' Choice award for Best Upstate Italian Restaurant in Delaware Today.