Teenagers idolize pizza because of its portable nature and refusal to stay in a box, man. Eat your way to independence with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Vivoli Café & Trattoria. Today's Groupon can be redeemed at the Westlake Village and West Hollywood locations.
Owners Nunzio and Cristina Ciaraulo fill Vivoli Café & Trattoria with a perpetually rotating menu brimming with traditional samplings from Italy's 20 distinct regional cuisines. Diners in the intimate, elegantly appointed eatery can commence a taste expedition with such antipasti as carpaccio di manzo, thin-sliced filet mignon topped with arugula and lemon, olive oil, and balsamic dressing ($11.95). Margherita pizza satiates appetites with a neapolitan combination of mozzarella, tomato sauce, and basil ($11.95), and lasagna alla bolognese stacks layers of noodles with veal ragout and béchamel in marinara sauce, a stunning display of Renaissance noodle architecture ($15.95). Vivoli's dessert options punctuate feasts with such delicacies as homemade tiramisu ($7.95) and affogato al café, a vanilla ice cream thawed with a shot of espresso ($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.