A blank culinary slate, uncut pasta dough has the potential to become spaghetti, linguini, or a life-size decoy of the chef while he takes an extended lunch break. Slurp up handmade noodles with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian fare, valid for dinner on Friday and Saturday
- $25 for $50 worth of Italian fare, valid for dinner Sunday–Thursday
- $35 for $70 worth of Italian fare, valid for dinner for groups of four or more Sunday–Thursday
The dinner menu showcases calamari salad ($10.95), eggplant parmigiana ($16.95), sicilian rabbit in sweet red vinegar sauce ($17.95), and house-made pastas such as gnocchi ($11.95), lasagna ($14.95), and spinach or cheese ravioli ($12.95).
Vinny's Ristorante encapsulates the notion of a hidden gem—upon arrival at the address, customers often first think they're lost, as it appears they're mistakenly at a convenience store. The Italian eatery is tucked in the back of this store, so once customers spot red-checkered tablecloths, along with "the vaguely Sopranos-esque clientele sucking down pasta fazool," it's clear they've made it.
Boston magazine reviewers—who observed the Tony Soprano lookalikes when they deemed Vinny's worthy of the Best of Boston list for affordable Italian in 2006—highlight the restaurant's antipasto bar and "massive" portions of handmade pasta as the major draws. And although the word's been out for some time about this secluded Sicilian hotspot, Vinny's marinara and handmade mafalda noodles, impressive Zagat rating, and ceiling fans modeled after da Vinci's helicopter blueprints continue to captivate loyal regulars.