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 Groupon at Vespa Ristorante, located in downtown Chapel Hill. Choose between the following options:
For more than a decade, Vespa Ristorante's Mediterranean-inspired menu has bestowed freshly crafted pastas and authentic Italian dishes upon the noodle-loving masses of downtown Chapel Hill. Despite asymmetrical shell patterns, steamed clams with garlic, white wine, and lemon-butter sauce ($8.95) pad dinner-ready mouths, and affirm that beauty is in the mouth of the bechewer. Vespa's made-to-order pastas feature a plethora of doughy varieties, including the tender gnocchi ala gorgonzola, which cossets potato dumplings in a rich blanket of gorgonzola cream sauce with prosciutto ($14.50), and instills its eaters with a greater capacity for empathy and knock-knock jokes. Those opting for a lunchtime fix at Vespa can sample the eggplant caviar paired with a medley of olive tapenade, imported feta and extra-virgin olive oil ($6.50). The spice-crusted tilapia dresses a succulent cut of fish in toothsome flavor with a cilantro ginger cream sauce, fresh tomatoes, and green peppers in preparation for its main-course debut ($11.95).
Vintage movie posters decorate the vividly painted walls, and dramatic windows set the stage for a beautifully written dialogue exchange. Understated khaki umbrellas and crisp white table linens elevate alfresco dining to an elegant affair. Like popping a mint after eating an entire head of garlic, reservations are suggested but not required.
- It would be a good place to bring a date, since it's not your usual loud, crowded college-town dining establishment. – Carline Z., Yelp, 4/30/2010
- The chefs mix Mediterrean [sic] and Middle Eastern entrees into their menu, making for an even more exciting and pleasant experience. – UNCpj14, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid toward alcohol. Not valid for 2/14. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Vespa Ristorante
Sky-blue walls frame floor-to-ceiling windows and accents of red brick as friends and couples savor Mediterranean flavors atop white tablecloths. Vespa Ristorante's menus flaunt a combination of culinary creativity and a mastery of Italian cuisine in a cast of unique dishes— such as apricot-stuffed pork loin wrapped in prosciutto and dressed with a fig and port sauce—while still honoring tradition with homemade lasagna and veal scaloppini. The artfully plated entrées pair exquisitely with a selection of Italian, international, and intergalactic wines. Vespa Ristorante also caters to private parties with customizable menus that offer tastes of the restaurant's most popular dishes, desserts, and wines.