The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, which gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious chicken marsala, lasagna, and pizzas growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks at Tierra Restaurant & Lounge in Pawtucket.
Tierra Restaurant & Lounge grounds high-flying appetites with a savory menu of Spanish, Italian, and Latin cuisine. Celebrate the recent discovery of seafood by digging into shellfish options such as shrimp swimming laps in extra-virgin olive oil zested with garlic and spices ($7) or a generous pile of pan-fried calamari rings cozily marinating on a mild-and-hot pepper bed ($7). The baked paella bursts from kitchen confines to bedazzle diners with a gentle army of scallops, clams, mussels, and half a lobster, as well as chorizo and chicken, all baked together with Tierra’s moist saffron rice ($19). Tierra's lunch menu addresses midday cravings with afternoon delights including pizza margherita ($10) and caesar salad ($7).
Inside, floral designs etched on tall, arched smoked-glass windows complement Tierra’s elegant Tuscan-inspired design. The lounge houses a bar framed by backlit orange panels, where guests enjoy libations to the tune of occasional live music and Latin dancing on Saturdays.