Italians were not only the first people to put tomatoes in cuisine but also the first to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian dinner and wine at Sasse’s.
Sasse’s talented chefs, who have earned praise from Florida Weekly, befriend lonesome bellies with a dinner menu of traditional Italian entrees and a palate-pleasing selection of wines. Diners can embark on gustatory expeditions with a salad of fresh tomatoes and homemade mozzarella cheese ($8). An entree of rigatoni pasta shares plate estate with italian sausage, crushed tomatoes, and garlic ($18), and braised osso buco is paired with milanese risotto ($29). Slow-braised short ribs arrive wingmanned by mashed potatoes ($20), and sautéed veal scaloppina champions prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms ($23). Braised lamb shank towers over servings of italian sausage and polenta with lentils ($24). Tantalizing desserts, such as the flourless chocolate cake ($6), bring a conclusion to meals more epic and sweet than candy-cane-flavored fireworks.