Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine at Vivoli Café & Trattoria. This Groupon is valid at the West Hollywood and Westlake Village locations.
Vivoli Café & Trattoria arouses appetites with an ever-evolving menu featuring zesty platters of authentic Italian cuisine prepared utilizing the traditional techniques and cooking methods of the Old World. Pledge allegiance to one side of the continuing Pasti wars with antipasti dishes such as la caprese ($8.95-$10.95) or the calamari fritti, which pairs lightly fried calamari with tangy lemon and a spicy Arrabbiata sauce for dipping ($11.95). Salsiccia pizza provides a lush platform of mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, over which pork sausage performs a jovial preconsumption jig ($14.95). Wrap a fork around pasta dishes including gnudi toscani, which bathes homemade spinach and ricotta dumplings in a creamy butter and sage sauce, sprinkled with parmesan cheese ($14.95), and gnocchetti alla sorrentina, which marries Vivoli's homemade potato dumplings and tomatoes with mozzarella and basil before whisking them away on a taste-bud titillating honeymoon ($14.95). Cool down with a cornucopia of dessert options, such as the crostata di mirtilli con gelato, which tops Vivoli's homemade fresh blueberry tart with vanilla gelato ($9.95).
Vivoli Café & Trattoria
Vivoli Café & Trattoria's owner, Nunzio Donato Ciaraulo, shares his love of Italian culture and cuisine through a lengthy dinner menu and prix fixe menus that highlight dishes from four Italian regions––Veneto, Puglia, Sicilia, and Lombardia. Chefs gently shower a rack of lamb in barolo wine reduction for the Costolette d'Agnello al Barolo and flavor pork tenderloin with a balsamic-reduction sauce and fresh strawberries, a more practical method for sweetening a dish than having a high-school student body send it Valentine's Day cards. A selection of 16 desserts includes sorbet, cannoli, and a house made tiramisu. All available for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Nunzio also leads three-hour, hands-on cooking classes and help youths learn the basics of operating a restaurant with their Vivoli Academy of Culinary Arts program.