Like miniature poodles, pasta is fun to play with and a great icebreaker when guests see it poking out of your pocket. Commemorate noodly companions with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Victorio's Ristorante in Burbank.
The masters of Mediterranean comestible crafting at Victorio's Ristorante construct a menu brimming with freshly prepared Old-World eats to provide a dining experience akin to crashing an Italian family's Sunday dinner. Commence table chatter over an antipasto salad ($6.95 small, $11.95 large), a pre-meal heaping of assorted cold cuts and mozzarella cheese floating atop a ripe divan of iceberg lettuce. For a delicious exhibition of wild eatables in their natural habitat, order the chicken fiorentino and watch as angel-hair pasta wraps serpentine noodles around helpless, succulent morsels of chicken breast and freshly steamed spinach sautéed in garlic and lemon juice ($9.25). Alternately, ravenous herbivores hungry enough to tunnel directly to a neighbor’s garden will revel in the vegetarian lasagna, a traditional dish featuring ricotta cheese, spinach, and feta lying on bunk beds of layered pasta and swathed in an encompassing blanket of marinara sauce and melted mozzarella ($8.75). Feed an entire table of family members or teenage turtles with one of eight available pizzas, including the Victorio's special ($13.20 for 10", $17.70 for 14"), a pie that's been dragged through the meat garden and vegetable factory and served with anchovies upon request. Instead of spiking tableware and performing an elaborate end-zone dance, cap off meals with a slice of homemade tiramisu ($4.95) and a double shot of cappuccino ($3.50).
520 S Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, California 91502Get Directions