America may be considered the breadbasket of the world, but Italy is the basketmaker due to its supplies of pasta essential to weaving a sturdy base. Get a taste of globalization with today's Groupon to Siciliano's A Taste of Italy in Garland. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare during dinner.
- For $6, you get $12 worth of Italian fare during lunch.
For 30 years, first-generation-American Paolo Siciliano and his kin have warmed bellies at Siciliano's A Taste of Italy with dinner and lunch menus of family specialties and traditional favorites. At dinner, chef Brian conceals a treasure trove of ziti tubes and spiced ricotta doubloons beneath a baked layer of marinara and mozzarella ($11.99) and openly drizzles veal marsala in sweet wine and mushroom sauce ($18.99). The grill's fiery kisses char beef tenderloin but cannot prevent the juicy morsels from tangling with shrimp scampi on a spaghetti dance floor ($17.99 for lunch, $19.99 for dinner). Hero sandwiches fortified with meatballs or eggplant parmesan flex their buns of steel in the midday sun ($8.50–$8.99).
A colonnade shelters a line of booths in the softly lit dining room, and a mural of Venice distracts tables with a two-dimensional view across a peaceful waterway and cartoon coyotes with a deceptive diving board.
Siciliano's A Taste of Italy
While growing up in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, Paolo Siciliano acquired a passion for traditional southern Italian food from his mother, Maria, who cooked for his family every day. After moving to the United States, Siciliano pursued his dreams of serving fresh pastas baked with mozzarella cheeses, opening his first restaurant in 1981.
The restaurant has always been a family business, with all nine of the Siciliano children working at the restaurant at points in its history. Today, Paolo's son Brian serves as a chef, adding his own twist to the family recipes as his crew bakes pans of the restaurant's complimentary buttery garlic rolls alongside their housemade lasagna. After spending 21 years under the same roof, baking manicotti and preparing fresh dough, Paolo and his wife Fran decided to upgrade to a new location, where Roman-style columns flank booths, and vivid paintings depict gondoliers reaching out through the frame to grab diners' plates of tiramisu.
2210 W Buckingham Rd.
Garland, Texas 75042Get Directions