The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fine Italian fare and drinks at Zingari Ristorante.
Zingari's menu maps out all regions of Italy for touring taste buds, filling their itineraries with fresh pastas, antipasti, seafood, and steaks. Grab a friend or the national Italian curling team, stroll past saffron- and goldenrod-colored walls, and nab a lunch of pizza con funghi misti, a pie loaded with a pack of wild mushrooms and black-truffle oil ($12). Or, bite into a salmone affumicato panini, which contains smoked salmon, red onions, asiago, and caper aioli ($12). During dinner, guests can politely clink wine glasses against Zingari's paneled mirrors and indulge in plates of penne con pollo ($18), ravioli alla Zingari—featuring crab, shrimp, and scallops with roasted tomato sauce ($25)—or filetto al gorgonzola, a dish of grilled filet mignon chaperoned by garlic mashed potatoes ($32).
Because Zingari Ristorante is located in the city's bustling theater district, patrons can attend a show in Union Square before storming the diner to enjoy a cocktail or translate the bar menu into Oppish. The jazz lounge adds music to the menu, entertaining visitors with tunes from local troubadours and traveling virtuosos seven nights a week.
501 Post St.
San Francisco, California 94102