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.
$30 for Italian Dinner for Two (Up to $61.90 Value)
- One cheesy-garlic-bread appetizer (a $6.95 value)
- Two entrees, each served with choice of salad or soup (up to an $18.50 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $6.95 value)
- Two glasses of house wine (a $5.50 value each)
Entrees include slabs of five-cheese lasagna, clams in a zesty wine-marinara sauce, or charbroiled sirloin steak served with pasta or basil potatoes. Choose from desserts such as tiramisu, New York–style cheesecake with strawberries, or spumoni ice cream. Click here to see the full menu.
Rocco's Italian Restaurant
From the unassuming shopping-center storefront Rocco’s Italian Restaurant has called home for more than 25 years, you might not guess that what lies inside is, according to Nathaniel Glen of the Gazette, an “old-school Italian-American eatery” that “distinguishes itself as one of the good ones.” Chef Robert Tust and his wife, Laurie, have created the welcoming, casual environs of a traditional Italian restaurant in every detail, from the checkered tablecloths to the menu of freshly composed sauces and rotating specials. Bites brim with hearty flavor in house specialties such as the savory cannoli, which tucks sausage or meatballs into golden-baked dough, and brick-oven pizzas topped with ingredients such as sundried tomatoes and garlic pesto and flanked by teams of miniature masons to guard against falling bricks.