Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Sicilian fare at Vitale's Italian Cuisine in Oshkosh. This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
Chefs combine imported pasta and fresh ingredients to craft an extensive Sicilian menu highlighting made-from-scratch seafood and chicken entrees. Skewer table-sized tridents through more than a dozen seafood dishes ($14.45+) awash with shrimp, scallops, and walleye pinched from the grasp of greedy mer-monarchs. The house-specialty chicken faro arrives at tabletops garbed in a white-wine tuxedo festooned with green-pepper cufflinks and a mushroom boutonniere ($14.95). Add to the party with one of a dozen pasta dishes such as the golden-brown baked spinach rotolo, three wheels of pasta rolled around spinach and a trio of cheeses and blanketed in marinara ($10.50). All dinners come sidekicked with a choice of soup or salad and Vitale's italian bread fresh from a premeal pep talk with the oven.
When founder Faro Vitale moved from Palermo, Sicily, to the United States, he carried with him his authentic recipes and a mason jar filled with old Sicilian atmosphere. Like so many school-bus chasing terriers, a bevy of Italian wines followed Faro on his voyage and now form the core of the restaurant's expansive wine list.
Vitale’s Italian Cuisine
For more than 30 years, the cooks at Vitale's Italian Cuisine have served up authentic Sicilian fare made from imported pastas, sauces built from scratch, and fresh Italian bread. Jaws warm up after yearlong vows of silence by chewing through calamari and deep-fried mushrooms before delving into patron-beloved spinach rotolo composed of three baked pasta wheels rolled with cheese and spinach. In the kitchen, meat entrees such as chicken parmigiana are prepared by chefs locally renowned for their artful use of chicken and seafood. Cooks roll out slabs of pizza dough to meet diners' extra-thin or stuffed-crust specifications, then invite green peppers, sausage, or sun-dried tomatoes to mingle on its bubbly golden surface. A full bar pours beer, liquor, and 30 wines culled from vineyards across a 4th-grade classroom's globe.
215 W Murdock
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901