Table settings set the tone for the meals being served, with fine china for distinguished company, paper plates for casual barbecues, and a steeple hat full of gravy for Thanksgiving dinner. Lend an air of Italian elegance to your table with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of handmade dinnerware and gourmet coffee from Rita Monti.
Born and raised in a small Italian town, Rita Monti infuses her eponymous line of gourmet coffees and handmade, hand-painted dinnerware with an authentic Italian flair. A collection of microwave- and dishwasher-safe imported Italian dinnerware sets tables in style with a spectrum of designs and colors. Intricate blue and yellow latticework vines through the bowl, mug, dinner plate, and salad plate of the elegant four-piece Roma Table Setting ($42.85). The polka-dotted handles on a set of four Toscana mugs ($25.90) branch out from vibrant bodies, bearing lush goldenrod leaves on a white, red, and green background.
Coffees for espresso machines, conventional coffee pots, and pod brewers draw their rich flavors from a 200-year-old roasting technique on the Monti family's facility in Salerno, Italy. Try a bag of Classic Italian Roast coffee ($13 each, minimum order of four bags), a 12-pack of potent espresso pods ($6.50 each, minimum order of four packs, or a pack of 100 for $40), or a can of the Gourmet Italian Roast ($15 each, minimum order of four cans), known for its robust scent, lingering aftertaste, and undefeated staring-contest record.