Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Italian Cuisine
Menu favorites include the spicy pecan salad with apples and gorgonzola ($8), New Zealand lamb with homemade mint sauce ($27), and the Pasta Rocco, topped with grilled chicken or shrimp in a creamy alfredo sauce ($17).
Murals of festive party scenes fill the walls inside Rocco’s Grill, an Italian restaurant that serves pizza, pasta, and hand-cut steaks. Awarded the title of Best Steak in Austin by CitySearch in 2010, Rocco’s offers several grilled specialties, most notably the Pepper Steak Marsala, a black-pepper-crusted tenderloin drizzled in a creamy, mushroom-Marsala reduction. Other options include the freshest seafood and the New Zealand lamb—a personal favorite of the owner. All items on the menu are listed with a recommended wine and silly hat pairing. Diners can enjoy their meals inside a colorful dining room or on a veranda under 100 year old Oak tree.