Pasta was considered the world’s first “superfood,” because superheroes would use it to keep up their strength, tie up enemies, and hang up their costumes after doing laundry. Rescue your taste buds from boredom with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian cuisine at The Venetian Restaurant in East Weymouth.
A traditional Italian eatery, The Venetian preserves classic Venetian recipes handed down through the owner's family since the 1920s. Direct your palate toward the prodigious lunch and dinner menu, where it can dance and play among an assortment of pastas, seafood, steaks, and other hunger erasers. Share specialties such as the veal parmigiana ($15.99) or shrimp scampi with pasta ($16.99) with your date or stunt double, or purchase a mushroom-studded pizza ($8.49) to drop directly into a nest of your chirping young. Patrons can also stop by for weekend breakfasts to partake of an Irish breakfast ($7.79) or pick up a Belgian waffle ($5.29), which can use its size to dissuade other morning fare from vandalizing diners’ blue jeans with maple syrup.
The Venetian’s simple, low-key décor keeps dinner conversation grounded even as it turns to complex subjects such as particle physics and pony flight.
909 Broad St.
East Weymouth, Massachusetts 02189Get Directions