Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Fare During Dinner
The dinner menu includes starters of bruschetta, where toasted italian bread is topped with diced tomato, fresh garlic, oregano, and extra-virgin olive oil ($6). Homemade lasagna features layers of ground beef, pasta, fresh cheese, and red sauce ($12), and lobster-filled ravioli is prepared in a special pink sauce sautéed with shrimp ($19). Thin, crispy New York–style pizzas include bianca, topped with mozzarella, ricotta, broccoli, and tomatoes ($14).
Vesuvio’s Italian Kitchen
Inside the large dining room of Vesuvio’s Italian Kitchen, light floods in through lofty windows over plates of steaming homemade lasagna and lobster-stuffed ravioli, carried hot from the kitchen by servers. Dark booths line a pair of walls, where a mural window looks out through curving arches onto a bright sea, dotted by sailboats and famous philosophers surfboarding. Next to the stone fireplace, rows of tables are arranged across the rustic hardwood floor, and wine and beer flow freely below the tiled awning that hangs over the bar. A range of house specialties populate the lunch and dinner menu, and an expansive salad bar supplies garden-fresh greens.