The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Italy with today's Groupon to Rizzo's Restaurant in Florissant. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare and drinks during dinner. This Groupon is redeemable 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
• For $6, you get $12 worth of Italian fare and drinks during lunch.
The red-sauce gurus of Rizzo's Restaurant stir more than 30 years of cooking expertise into ample-portioned pastas, savory paninis, and a full bar brimming with stiff spirits. Warm up a cryogenically frozen palate with the melanzane fritti, which plates lightly breaded eggplant strips deep-fried to a golden brown ($7.99). An arsenal of cooked-to-order pastas includes awesomely aromatic dishes such as the Tortellini Royale, crowned in a creamy sherry sauce and bejeweled with peas and ham ($13.99), and the linguini con pesce, swimming with shrimp, crabmeat, and clams ($13.99). Dive mouth-first into Rizzo's midday meal options—featuring 19 pastas and four subs including the steak sandwich laden in green peppers and provolone ($9.99)—to mute tummy grumbles and high-pitched trumpets.
Rizzo's Restaurant boasts a family-friendly yet romantic atmosphere bathed in dim, mood-enhancing lights. The friendly wait staff places platters of Italian classics on red-and-white-checkered placemats, ideal for catching sauce splatters or for challenging a breadbasket to a high-stakes game of chess.