One of the great simple pleasures of traveling abroad is stumbling upon a restaurant frequented by locals, followed closely by bathing in gelato and loudly explaining why everything in America is better. Replicate that feeling with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian bistro fare and drinks at Sugo Modern Italian Bistro in Cuyahoga Falls.
Sugo chef Louis Prpich famously traded the vowels in his last name for the supernatural ability to reshape authentic Italian dishes using modern twists and flourishes. The seasonal dinner menu has been known to harbor the chef's specialty, ahi tuna ribs, seasoned and served with gorgonzola for dipping or pronouncing gutturally ($9). Sugo Bistro also forms its gnocchi by hand before tossing them with a creamy tomato sauce and giving them an extravagant Kentucky Derby hat of shaved romano cheese, cracked pepper, and fresh herb ($16).
Along with track lighting and vintage posters, Sugo zests its atmosphere with weekly specials such as Thursday's Music & Mussels, during which guests can listen to live blues and jazz while noshing on complimentary mussels.