The true cause of the breakup of Pangea may never be known, though many believe the simultaneous arrival of the Giant Pizza Slicer may be more than just eerie coincidence. Cut into a continent of crusted cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at The Original Antonio’s. This Groupon is good for the Woodbridge and Beacon Falls locations, as well as a new location opening November 23 in Ansonia—prices below reflect those at the Beacon Falls location.
The Setaro family has been serving up home-style Italian cuisine using fresh, simple ingredients for more than 40 years. A spicy blend of classic and modern, The Original Antonio’s features traditional dishes such as lasagna Bolognese ($10.95) alongside more eclectic fare such as the shrimp and lobster martini ($12.95), featuring shaken-but-not-emotionally-stirred fresh shrimp and lobster chilled with a vodka horseradish cocktail sauce. Enjoy bite-sized boot-shaped antipasti eats with the lasagna poppers ($6.95), offering fried pieces of lasagna served with marinara, before casting your stomach's eyes on the frutta di mare ($17.95), with clams, scallops, calamari, and shrimp bunking atop a bed of fettuccini. Fans of circular cuisine can dine on Antonio’s delectable assortment of pizzas—the Chrissy Pie ($11 for small, $16 for large) is bedecked with a New York strip, gorgonzola cheese, and hot or sweet peppers, while the Casino Royal ($10 for small,$15 for large) reboots a feasting franchise with a roulette wheel of clams, peppers, bacon, olive oil, garlic, and mozzarella.
Antonio’s intimate and warm setting, complemented by dark wood and richly colored walls, is perfect for celebrating a family birthday or the defeat of your arch-nemesis. The restaurant's large beverage list includes a variety of specialty martinis and wines from around the world to libationally enhance your sustenance selections.
The Original Antonio’s
Christian and Antonio Setaro’s parents immigrated to the United States from Salerno, Italy, in the 1970s and opened Antonio’s Twin Oaks, an Italian eatery known for its homestyle cooking. Growing up around the kitchen, the brothers developed a liking for cooking that ultimately led to the opening of their own Italian eatery, The Original Antonio’s in Woodbridge. Later, they added locations in Beacon Falls and Ansonia.
At each restaurant, pasta headlines the menu. Shreds of romano cheese dust orders of homemade cheese ravioli, pappardelle with duck ragu, and rigatoni with plum tomatoes and italian sausage. Cheese also bubbles atop specialty pizzas and accentuates entrees built around shrimp, salmon, chicken, veal, or pork chops. The drink menu lists a bevy of dessert drinks, beer, martinis, and wine, nine of which are available by glass or cupped hands.