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What You'll Get
Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, or, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale Mediterranean cuisine at Spazio in Braintree.
Spazio serves up spirited seasonal fare that features festive Mediterranean flavors and Italian dishes, offering a menu of fresh fish, a stockade of grilled meats, and house-made pastas simmering in sultry sauces. Culling culinary inspiration from his vacation time in Italy, chef Mike Richardi stuffs stomachs with delicious food for thought. Try the codfish cakes with homemade chipotle baked beans ($9), or heft a prima piatta of shrimp and scallops, which are sautéed with squash and zucchini before being served in their natural habitat—a pool of light tomato cream sauce ($21). The grilled marinated lamb top aligns itself with sweet-potato risotto and sautéed spinach ($22), and slice-seeking eaters can delve into Spazio’s brick-oven pizzas. Forged over burning wood that's on fire, these 16” crispy cheese disks are laden with drool-inducing goat cheese, olives, sausage, pepperoni, and more ($11+).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit of 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Not valid for alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
When Chef Mike Richardi vacations in Italy, he takes the opportunity to learn recipes, seek out new flavors, and glean inspiration for Spazio's seasonal menus. Though the recipes change to incorporate new Mediterranean and Italian influences, they always feature housemade pastas and breads as well as market-fresh seafood. Previous menus have included grilled cuts of pork tenderloin and lamb as well as wood-fired pizzas with toppings from the kitchen's selection of nine meats, vegetables, and minerals.