The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks and two glasses of sparkling wine (a $12 value) at Trattoria Lucia in Bellerose (a $42 total value).
Italian pastas, meats, and veggies dressed in tasty sauces pepper Trattoria Lucia’s dinner and lunch menus, resting alongside a varied assortment of wines and specialty cocktails. The caprese—a duet of tomatoes and mozzarella ($8.95)—sings an opening number for the spaghetti alla Frank Sinatra, its noodles backed by shrimp, chopped clams, attractive bodyguards, and olives ($15.95). Meanwhile, arugula salad and tomatoes top a crisp breaded cutlet in the veal capricciosa ($17.95), and the tricolor salad ($8.95–$10.95) sends teeth traipsing through a garden of sliced pears, pignoli, and shaved ricotta. Once satiated, diners can cheers to good health and lucrative penny stocks after clinking together a couple glasses of the sparkling brut (a $6 value per glass).
Burgundy tablecloths cover knees in the outside dining area or the softly lit dining room, where smiling servers whisk in and out to refill glasses. Augment the evening with a session of live entertainment, such as psychic readings from Sabina on Tuesday or the tableside magic of Chris Anthony, whose bottomless top hats vex Bellerose diners every Friday and Saturday.