Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn’t deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today’s Groupon to V’s Italiano Ristorante in Independence. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get two Italian entrees with up to a $20 value each (up to a $40total value).
- For $38, you get four Italian entrees with up to a $20 value each (up to a $80 total value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of anything on the menu for lunch, Sunday brunch, early dinner, or dinner. Dinner entrees range from $10.95–$39.50.<p>
The chefs at V’s Italiano Ristorante invoke the flavors and ambiance of Old World Italy as they serve coveted family recipes in an eatery crawling with grapevines. Authentic Italian entrees such as veal, chicken or eggplant parmigiana populate the speciale Italiano menu, marching into mouths alongside a parade of five sides, a float of italian rum cake, and confetti canons of grated parmesan. Two cheeses cast a melty blanket over meatballs col sugo di nanna, one of the old family favorites, and pasta crêpes enfold ground veal, spinach, and cheese to comprise the pasta menu’s cannelloni florentine. Diners can choreograph fork twirling while enjoying classic noodle dishes including fettuccini alfredo in a cream sauce more velvety than Hugh Hefner’s closet. Many of the aforementioned entrees make repeat appearances on the lunch, Sunday brunch, early dinner, and dinner menus, and many pasta dishes can come customized with whole-wheat or gluten-free noodles.
Inside the restaurant, exposed brick archways, faux grape vines, and stained glass create an atmosphere reminiscent of an Italian villa. Outside, authentic vines twist and twirl on a grape arbor as they slurp waters from a stone waterfall. About 175 couples have joined the restaurant’s “Engagement Club,” which includes a plaque placed in the booth where the proposal occurs and the complimentary use of one kneepad.
V's Italiano Ristorante
In 1963, Vita and Jay Totta opened up their cozy café with a small counter, three tables, and four booths. Within three years, the couple’s following of loyal diners had overgrown their modest space, and they expanded to a larger location with more than twice the seating capacity of the original café. Another steady increase in popularity led the Tottas to create V's Italiano Ristorante as it stands today, which includes a spacious dining room, three private banquet rooms, a lounge, and an outdoor patio. When designing and building the restaurant in 1971, Jay—a professional architect—focused on creating an Old-World atmosphere where guests could enjoy everything from Sunday brunch to romantic candlelight dinners with their tax auditors. Patrons may also venture out to the restaurant's garden patio, where they'll eat by a stone waterfall and under the vines of a grape arbor originally planted by Vita's father.
10819 E US Hwy. 40
Independence, Missouri 64055