Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today’s Groupon to Tutto Pasta Trattoria in Middleton. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get an Italian lunch for two (up to a $40.35 value). Each lunch includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $13.95 value each)
Two sodas or coffees (a $2.25 value each)<p>
- For $30, you get an Italian dinner for two (up to a $60.85 value). Each dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $15.95 value each)
- Two glasses of house wine or tap beer (up to a $6 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $7 value)<p>
Tutto Pasta’s skillful kitchen staff tosses a variety of pastas with fresh ingredients, plating classic Italian dishes that charm taste buds with homemade flavors. Warm bread keeps hands busy at the start of meals while eyes wander a lengthy menu, and crispy bruschetta al pomodoro exemplifies the restaurant’s savory appetizers with its topping of tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil drizzled via aqueduct. Traditional pasta dishes include creamy fettuccine alfredo and the meaty, marinara-kissed spaghetti bolognese. Tutto Pasta’s namesake dish sautes bow-tie and Windsor-knotted pasta with mushrooms, garlic, and chicken in a white-wine sauce, and the house-specialty battuta di pollo paillard grills its chicken breast before slathering it with a fresh herb sauce and laying it across roasted potatoes and asparagus.
The trattoria invites guests into a rustic dining setting accented by dark wood walls and ornate drapery. Diners find comfort and support in sturdy, polished chairs and tables picked up at Romulus’s garage sale.
Tutto Pasta Trattoria
A basket of warm housemade bread greets eaters at Tutto Pasta Trattoria, where a homey vibe welcomes diners at dinner and lunch. The menu is a geometry book of pasta shapes, which guests can peruse to prepare for quizzes on spaghetti, angel hair, rigatoni, penne, spaghetti, and housemade tortellini. The noodles share kitchen space with chicken, veal, and seafood dishes, as well as thin-crust pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven rather than a space-rocket launch pad.
At night, shadows blanket the eatery's warmly toned walls, arched-booth alcoves, countryside murals, and outdoor seating area. Amid this dim lighting, bartenders mix martinis and serve wine from their expansive selection, which is displayed on overhead wine racks.
1900 Cayuga St.
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562