|Comfort your soul, the actuating cause of life and spicy meatballs, with today’s Groupon: $25 for $50 worth of fine Italian dining and drinks at Bistro Baffi in Burien. The European-style Italian eatery’s fresh herbs, savory sauces, and gourmet dishes won Citysearch‘s Best Seattle Italian Food award in 2009.
Start off with a caprese salad ($8) or the bruschetta Baffi with grilled rustic bread topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and garlic ($10) while you peruse the menu of Tuscan-inspired entrees. Pasta dishes include rigatoni paesana-Italian sausages, portabella, and wild shitake mushrooms in Chef Michael Vujovich’s signature spicy pink sauce ($15)-and spaghetti pescatore with fresh seafood, Chianti, herbs, and spicy tomato sauce ($30). Bistro Baffi’s sauces, breads, and desserts are prepared daily. Meat-lovers delight in the bistecca Romana (thin sautéed beef tenderloin, $25) and the pollo alla saltimbocca (grilled chicken breast with prosciutto, sage, white wine, and melty mozzarella, $17). Pair your meal with white or red grapen goodness from Bistro Baffi’s carefully curated wine collection.
The restaurant features a cozy European atmosphere with a private wine and party room and two patios, each larger than the other. Bistro Baffi’s name translates literally to “small, informal restaurant mustache,” not because Bistro Baffi is secretly a mustache posing as a restaurant in disguise, but because it’s named after its renowned chef’s trademark curled mustache, which is rumored to be the source of his culinary prowess and hailstorm-prediction powers. Get your Groupon and prepare to be taken away to the distant shores of Italy, Montenegro, or a small, informal island made of sunshine.
This Groupon is not valid on Valentine’s Day.
|The earliest bistros were places to get served quickly, often via bucket.