Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's Groupon to The Bent Noodle in Aurora. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine for dinner.
- For $8, you get $16 worth of Italian cuisine for lunch.
The Bent Noodle floods taste buds with classic Italian fare in a homey, family owned and operated eatery. Like a children's art museum, the dinner menu is packed with decorative noodles that adorn dishes such as the chicken marsala ($16.50) and the linguini and clams ($14.50), gently tossed with spicy garlic broth, lemon white wine, and toasted focaccia. Carnivorous cravers can set their chompers on the veal piccata ($17.95), doused in a white wine, lemon, and caper sauce, then barricaded by cremini mushroom, roasted red potatoes, and fresh veggies. During noontime noshing sessions, take advantage of lighter lunch options and solar-powered silverware. Midday appetites are satiated with plate fillers such as caprese ($6.95) or the pasta mediterra, which smothers spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, basil, and feta cheese ($7.50).
The Bent Noodle
The dining room's red-checkered tablecloths, waist-high brick walls, leafy vines, and potted plants all help to create a homespun, neighborhood feel at The Bent Noodle. This feeling carries over to the menu of traditional Italian cuisine, which includes a special-recipe Italian sausage, meatballs rolled from quality lean meats, and strands of pasta carved out of the finest pasta quarries. While the chefs spoon homemade marinara and decadent cream sauces atop a number of their entrees, they also simmer a creamy chardonnay-based sauce for their shrimp-stuffed salmon fillet and craft a glaze with whole-grain mustard especially for the chicken milano.