Cooking at home involves the risk of small burns, spilled liquids, and the advances of an oven in heat. Avoid stove-top suitors with today's Groupon to Tony Spiducci's Ristorante in Milton. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks during dinner.
- For $9, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks during lunch.
For more than 30 years, Tony Spiducci's Ristorante has specialized in spiducci, a lamb shish kebab originating from the Italian region of Abruzzi. Crowning both the lunch and dinner menus, spiducci comes in combinations of 10 ($15.50) or 30 ($38.85) for sharing with friends or offering to a worthy gladiatorial opponent. Additional authentic Italian dishes include the vitello portobello ($13.95 for lunch), veal cutlets sauteed with portobello mushrooms in a red-wine sauce, and the paparadella alla Maria ($12.95 for lunch; $14.95 for dinner), a pasta specialty of flat, long egg noodles twirling around seasoned chicken, portobello mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes. Lighter bites such as the insalate caprese ($6.50) pair sliced roma tomatoes and bocconcini cheese atop mixed greens with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. While skillfully wielding their forks and knives, patrons take in the rustic Italian decor of tile floors, dark wood furnishings, ornate chandeliers, and macaroni busts of Caesar.