Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize out-of-control mayors. Today's Groupon similarly stuns, and rightfully so: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine Italian lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch fare at Trattoria Aroma.
From its charming Bryant Street storefront, Trattoria Aroma serves up authentic boot-country fare using local and organic products whenever possible. Launch a decadent dining experience with an order of peppercorn-seared pork belly, served with a cracked egg, sweet-pea pesto, and shaved parmesan ($9), or opt for the crispy fried artichoke hearts over parsley pesto ($7). Gourmet pizzas ($12+) and house-made pastas, such as the lobster ravioli with fried leeks and brandy cream ($21), offer sophisticated twists on familiar flavors, while Trattoria Aroma's meaty fare perks up frownful Florentines. Poultry loyalists exchange regal high-fives over juicy bites of chicken saltimbocca, a fragrant sage- and prosciutto-enhanced dish with asparagus, roasted potatoes, and a white-wine-lemon sauce ($22). Vela osso bucco Milanese, with saffron-parmesan risotto and gremolata ($29), offers a marrowful meal for opulent meat-lovers and makes an ideal accompaniment for any of the fermented favorites off of Trattoria's award-winning wine list.
Richly colored walls of bright red, yellow, and purple complement dark wood accents throughout the warm and inviting eatery. The lively and bright atmosphere makes Trattoria Aroma an ideal spot for a midday lunch break or a Sunday brunch and book-club meeting. Your Groupon is valid for dine-in only, so invite that dashing Dante scholar out for an elegant Italian meal.
- Trattoria Aroma on Bryant Street in Buffalo is an Italian Restaurant where full-blooded Italians can find traditional dishes they are familiar with, and the rest of the populace can experience Italian food the authentic way, not necessarily the way much of America has learned to accept it. – Elena Cala Buscarino, Buffalo Rising
- Good Italian food. Good atmosphere. – A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook on 5/24/08, TripAdvisor
- Their Pizzas are out of this world. Perfectly "dressed" with a cracker like crust. – HARLEY A., Yelp
307 Bryant St.
Buffalo, New York 14222Get Directions