What You'll Get
When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and drinks at Ristorante Mataro in Menlo Park. Ristorante Mataro spins Italian pizzas, pastas, and more with as much love as Fellini spins his memories of Roman beaches onto spools of celluloid. Evening eaters can eat away their cares with a dinner of handcrafted pies, such as the Mediterranean pizza ($15.95) piled with grilled chicken, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and more. Mataro's pastas, such as penne pesto with sun-dried tomato and pine nuts ($11.95), can be made gluten-free. Poorly disguised grizzly bears, meanwhile, can hunch into their trench coats and order a fresh seafood entree of horseradish-crusted salmon ($19.95) matched with a bottle from Ristorante Mataro's bounteous selection of domestic and international wines.
- Casual without being plodding, satisfying without being overly filling or heavy, highlights are the Eggplant Involtini, slices stuffed with goat cheese, and the Linguini Vongole with manila clams. – BlackBook
- The decor is very relaxing and welcoming. Great place for a romantic dinner. – Stacey B., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1/table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only for dinner. Not valid 2/14 or for wine specials. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid w/other offers Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.