Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today’s Groupon to Venetian Palace in Edgewood. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a dinner for two (up to a $61.97 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $11.99 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $24.99 value each)<p>
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare for lunch. Lunch entrees range from $9.99 to $21.99.
The epicurean alchemists at Venetian Palace unveil a menu brimming with pasta, pizza, and classic Italian entrees. Dining duos initiate their evening repast by dipping toasted bread into mozzarella and white cheddar that melts over artichoke crab dip, just like a witch taking a shower. Plates laden with eggplant, chicken, or veal parmigiana perch atop the forest-green tabletops to meet their fate at the tines of a fork, and shrimp scampi slick with wine and garlic reclines on a bed of rice or pasta. 16-ounce steaks quiet rumbling stomachs with enough protein to fortify a food pyramid against bands of feral Sour Patch Kids.
Within the regal walls of Venetian Palace, flat-screen televisions hail from the walls, keeping diners abreast of the latest events outside. Lightbulbs cleave to the ceiling’s exposed beams, off of which bounce effervescent WiFi signals.
Venetian Palace serves up Italian cuisine and American classics in an atmosphere that the Baltimore Sun called "bright and cheerful, just like the very efficient waitstaff." Chefs charbroil tender steaks and center-cut pork chops, knead fresh pizza dough, and sauté chicken breasts in marsala wine sauce. Platters of broiled seafood hint at the restaurant's close proximity to the water, and a full bar stocked with international wines suggests the secret vineyard in the basement.