Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get an Italian meal for two at Villa Romano on Soscol Ferry Road (up to a $54.50 total value). The meal includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $8.50 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $23 value each)<p>
Nestled within a historical two-story house built in 1855, Villa Romano’s kitchens teem with a menu of delicate pastas, tender meats, and Old-World Italian specialties. Thin slices of raw filet mignon mingle with spinach, parmesan, and whole-grain mustard in the carpaccio appetizer ($8), and baked green-lip New Zealand mussels ($8.50) pout in a spicy lemon-butter sauce. Entrees such as grilled chicken breast and risotto with smoked mozzarella ($15.95) crown tables alongside four-cheese ravioli ($15.50) daubed with basil and marinara. Atop stately plates of misto fiore ($22), grilled scallops and prawns don thick togas of pancetta and philosophize the fleeting nature of polenta as diners lift their spoons and scoop away at the creamy cornmeal side.