De Medici Ristorante Italiano
Today’s Groupon is full of savory, old-world deliciousness. Thirty dollars gets you $65 worth of food and drink at de’Medici Ristorante Italiano, the Gaslamp District’s home of fine Italian dining and former home of baseball great Willie Mays. Owner Salvator Vitale prides his elegant trattoria on the hospitality and service of his staff, and the cuisine that's lovingly prepared in the open kitchen or tableside (like the Atlantic smoked salmon or Caesar salad). Take a look at de’Medici’s extensive menu to find favorites from Southern and Northern Italy, including fettuccine alla Bolognese, linguini pescatore (with seabass, swordfish, clams, shrimp, and calamari), scaloppinie (sliced veal) or pollo (chicken) alla marsala, or piccata. If you once described yourself as a pescaphile in a personal ad, make sure to check out more of de'Medici's impressive seafood options. 1900: Commissioned the earliest-known audio recording of a person tripping over an ottoman. 1937: Commissioned the Spanish Civil War in order to inspire Picasso’s Guernica. 1966: Commissioned the Swingin’ Medallions beach-rock hit “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love).” 1990s: Commissioned all of Andie MacDowell’s movies.