Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today’s Groupon to Sam Buca’s Restaurant and Bar in Palos Heights. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare at dinner Sunday–Wednesday.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare at dinner any day of the week.<p>
Sam Buca’s Restaurant and Bar maintains its dual identities as a traditional Southern Italian restaurant and a casual sports bar with a roster of delectable dishes and a fully stocked bar equipped with HDTVs. In the dining room, patrons settle down to white-clothed tables, where they can admire a centerpiece of luscious olive oil or begin perusing the menu. Land and sea collide in a calamari linguine dish ($15), where linguine noodles mimic their cephalopod prey by entwining white-wine-marinara-sautéed calamari, capers, and black olives. Fresh tilapia italiano ($16) sits demurely beneath white-wine sauce alongside a refreshing guard of green onions and fresh-diced tomatoes; the buttery lemon chicken ($14) makes up for its life of baldness with a coterie of angel hair pasta. Alternatively, diners can opt for a bold filet mignon draped in melted blue cheese and mushrooms ($24) that infuses muscles with enough potent strength to best opponents in gladiator matches and pillow fights. As parties wind down their meals, they can close on a sugary coda with thick homemade cannolis.