Restaurants provide you with the three essentials for survival: they serve you food, put a roof over your head, and give you napkins you can make clothes from. Fulfill your needs with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for $50 worth of contemporary coastal Italian cuisine for dinner for two or more people
- $50 for $100 worth of contemporary coastal Italian cuisine for dinner for four or more people
- $10 for $20 worth of brunch on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
The dinner menu includes fennel-crusted sea scallops in a sweet basil vinaigrette ($22), spaghetti in a tomato-basil marinara sauce with turkey meatballs ($14), and a 14-ounce, prime, wet-aged New York strip steak with organic mashed sweet potatoes and a green peppercorn-Barolo wine sauce ($36).
The brunch menu includes an Italian benedict with poached eggs, San Daniele prosciutto, sautéed spinach, and tomato-basil hollandaise on toasted Italian bread ($13) as well as bread-less chicken and waffles with cream gravy and two fried eggs ($15). Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The New and the Old Worlds collide at Villa-O, creating a modern cuisine that draws inspiration from Italy's Amalfi Coast. Beginning with imported semolina flour and purified water, the chefs fashion each strand and tube of pasta before frying them in a wok, which lends a distinctive touch to the restaurant's otherwise familiar pasta dishes. Organic, locally sourced produce, free-range meats, and telekinetically delivered seafood show how the restaurant updates traditional Italian dishes by introducing contemporary flair.
Italian-born chef Vincenzo Indelicato remained true to his Sicilian culinary school training when designing Villa-O's menu. In addition to traditional, Neapolitan-style pizzas loaded with imported pepperoni or housemade sausage and baked in a wood-burning oven, the selection includes a handful of dishes that depart from the norm, such as the portobello mushroom fries that D Magazine hailed as "addictive." The restaurant's wine list is equally eclectic, featuring bottles from throughout the world (though emphasizing the vineyards of Italy and California).
The main dining room surrounds its polished teak tables with modern white chairs and, according to Gayot, uses its "open floor plan with shiny mahogany, serene blue hues and nautical prints to create a veil of vacation." A sense of Mediterranean escapism does seem prevalent at Villa-O. Chrome and cerulean stools line the bar, which gleams in the natural light that streams through the front wall's floor-to-ceiling windows. To get a bit closer to the sunshine, diners can grab a table on the shady patio and enjoy their meal while relaxing on a plush sofa or in a teak rocking chair.