Brunch—like twilight, sporks, friends with benefits, and so many other things that make life worth living—is not quite one thing and not quite another. Walk the line with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Italian-Influenced Brunch and Cocktails
The brunch menu includes Italian-influenced dishes such as the eggs Benedict Italiano with sliced capicola and rosemary ($10.95), as well as sweeter items such as orange-zest-sprinkled french toast ($7.95). Diners can also sip on signature breakfast cocktails such as the Rusti Screw, which melds Hangar One Mandarin, orange juice, and a splash of Grand Marnier ($7). Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays; this deal is also valid for items from the regular dinner menu ordered during that time.
Dough leaps from chefs' hands and pirouettes in midair before donning Rustico Pizzeria's slew of fresh toppings such as pine nuts, taleggio cheese, and eggplant, with gluten-free pizza and pasta available upon request. The menu includes a variety of small and large plate options, and pastas arrive at tables draped in an array of slow-stewed sauces. A rustic dining room is decked with brick walls, hardwood floors, and sturdy chandeliers. Outside, a wooden patio affords pristine views of the Milwaukee River, and an ideal station from which to christen passing ships with bottles from the Italian wine list.