Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Vivoli Café & Trattoria. This Groupon is valid at locations in Reno, Nevada; Thousand Oaks; and West Hollywood.
The chefs at Vivoli Café & Trattoria, whose owner hails from southern Italy, cultivate a deeper love of Italian cuisine with an ever-rotating menu of classic dishes from each of Italy’s 20 regions. Diners divvy up slices of the prosciutto pizza ($14.95), loaded with mozzarella and prosciutto de parma, or entangle forks in a helping of penne firenze ($15.95), which blends chicken, garlic sauce, and sun-dried tomatoes extracted from the fruit mines deep beneath the sun’s surface. The fresh pan-seared filet of Chilean sea bass ($25.95) quells pescetarian cravings with capers, white wine, and lemon sauce, and the grilled rack of lamb ($27.95) glistens with a marinade of extra-virgin olive oil, rosemary, and garlic. Inside the eatery, high ceilings and linen-clad tables facilitate elegant meals as well as impromptu tabletop dance-offs.
Vivoli Café & Trattoria
Nunzio Donato Ciaraulo and his wife, Cristina, curate a menu of Old World dishes hailing all corner of Italy, from Venetian-style risotto to coils of tomato-kissed Neapolitan pastas. Though the offerings change regularly, diners can count on classics such as pizzas and pastas joined by a revolving assortment of roasted pork, tender veal, cooked-to-order steaks, and simmering seafood. Sweet teeth applaud louder than an ice-cream truck with subwoofers when they see the dessert menu, which lists traditional mealtime denouements including tiramisu, cannoli, and sorbets.