A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of modern Italian cuisine and nonalcoholic drinks at Sensi.
Overlooking the James River, Sensi tantalizes each of the senses with a menu of modern Italian fare served amid contemporary décor and ambrosial aromas. The calamari fritti ($9.95) and the seafood quattro, which showcases fried oysters, poached tiger shrimp, petite crab cakes, and seared ahi tuna ($13.95), prep palates with Mediterranean flavors and recitation of the 139 articles in the Italian constitution. Handmade tagliolini pasta dances with lump crab and capers amid olive oil, garlic, and peperoncino ($18.95). Relish the poignant zest of the chicken breast veronese, wrapped in smoked pancetta and paired with baby portobellos and rosemary sauce ($16.95), or dive into tender lamb chops and salty prosciutto resting against pan-roasted artichokes as fresh as a recently laundered tuxedo. Finally, an abundant dessert menu serenades taste buds with hazelnut ice cream, fruity sorbets, and tiramisu. Sensi’s colossal columns, curved architecture, and warm lighting create an elegant and modern dining experience. A collection of contemporary tunes wafts through the air, sailing over artwork and plush red velvet chairs coated in a cream-cheese frosting.