What You'll Get
The best way to capture a wild, rampaging meal is to hook it with a gigantic pasta lasso. Test your throwin' arm with today's deal: for $18, you get $40 worth of pasta and other authentic Italian eats and drinks at Vaccaro's Trattoria in Akron. Be sure to make a reservation in order to enjoy this dinner-only deal.
Eager eaters can begin their Vaccaro's journey with a plate of savory antipasto ($15) before hunkering into classics such as veal saltimbocca ($29) or the meatless eggplant involtini ($22), a breaded or grilled slab of eggplant with ricotta, goat cheese, vegetables, and lemon butter. Pasta offerings include angel hair, penne, and whole weat linguine with your choice of sauce ($14), and lasagna al polpette with meatballs, fennel sausage, and baked mozzarella ($17). In a feat of culinary alchemy, Vaccaro's house-made noodles are fashioned in part from the skins of cabernet sauvignon grapes, filling pasta guzzlers with antioxidants while diminishing the appearance of wine lips. Visitors can even savor guest-inspired pizzas ($10–$15), such as the pepperoni-packed Kelly Janas; the Steve Marks, a barbecue-chicken concoction; or the Boba Fett, a treacherous mixture of mozzarella and greed. A resident sommelier is on hand to advise patrons which pours pair perfectly with their plates; with such an extensive wine list, sippers may find themselves in need of guidance.
The Vaccaro family has steadily supplied Akronites with Italian edibles since 1956, when Frank and Angelina Vaccaro opened Vaccaro's Pizza. When son Raphael transformed the family business into an authentic trattoria, he expanded the menu to include hearty starters and salads, pastas, entrees, and New World fare, in addition to the mainstay pies. Wrap up your la bella sera with a sugary gondola ride down the syrup-filled canals of Vaccaro's dessert menu. Follow up an order of a butterscotch molten cake ($8) with an espresso "Raphael Style" ($2.50) or a slightly stronger digestivo such as Faretti biscotti liqueur ($5). Enjoy a wine-fueled evening of Italian eats that concludes with a clumsy rendition of the Trevi Fountain scene from La Dolce Vita on your nephew's Slip 'n Slide.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Valid for dinner only. Not valid toward alcohol. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.