Today’s side deal features the best cooperative Italian and American effort since Leonardo da Vinci built the Statue of Liberty. For $15, you get $30 worth of superb Italian-American fare and drinks at ZaZa in Saugus. Finally put the animosity to rest between these two neighboring countries and longtime Olympic badminton rivals with a delectable fusion of flavors and tantalizing cocktails.
ZaZa's chef and culinary virtuoso Manrique Alvarenga's menu features a variety of regional Italian, American, and seafood cuisine. Patrons can sample specialties such as seafood risotto with lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, bell peppers, and peas ($27) or herb-rubbed rack of lamb with au jus, butternut squash, and asparagus ($26). Follow an opener of ZaZa wings ($8) with the flavor fireworks of gemelli and sweet Italian sausage ($16) in a garlic-oil pecornio romano cheese sauce with leeks, black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.
ZaZa’s inviting atmosphere, which features lustrous black finishes and vivid red walls, is anchored by nightly DJ-propelled dance sessions for a refined crowd of shimmy-shakers in between cool-downs on the outdoor patio. Additionally, diners can order from an eclectic cocktail menu that offers 38 different cocktails that help round out any meal, with some such as the Fruity Pebble and Tiramisu Martini doubling as dessert. Bring your dancing shoes to ZaZa, along with your eating trousers, drinking dickey, and today's Groupon.
This Groupon is valid for drinks in the dining room only and not at the bar.
- The order came with two huge Veal Bracciolatini, rolled and stuffed with asiago cheese, portobello mushroom and prosciutto finished in citrus garlic wine sauce with artichoke hearts, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes served over pappardelle pasta, $20, and we couldn't even finish half of this portion. – Walter & Patricia Brooks, Cape Cod Today
- We asked that the calamari be served hot, and we got it that way. The spicy squid, which is served with a zippy marinara sauce, proved that ZaZa knows how to fry things right. Nothing on the plate was soggy. Only the red peppers were served without a crunchy shell. – Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe
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