While most people know that Italy is shaped like a boot, few realize that Sicily is shaped like an island. Explore the world with this Groupon.
- $23 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for two or more people
- Must purchase at least two entrees
Chefs craft an extensive menu of Italian eats, from homemade gnocchi ai Quattro formaggi ($16) to fresh blackened salmon ($20) and thinly pounded veal with prosciutto in a marsala sauce ($20).
Café Trastevere’s co-owner Santos isn’t content to just manage books. He roams the floor as the host and sommelier, sharing his passion for wine and the fantastic food of co-owner and chef Philippe Meiffret. The duo curates a menu of Northern and Southern Italian eats, from hand-formed gnocchi to thinly pounded veal prepared both saltimbocca- and scallopini-style. Santos complements the dishes with his extensive list of French, Italian, and Californian wines, from which he readily recommends glasses and bottles to pair with certain dishes.
The pair also managed to capture the charm of Italy in their venue. The building boasts the trellises and slightly peaked roofs of an Italian villa, nestled in amongst lush Floridian greenery. A shady patio surrounded by vine coated trellises provides a pleasant place for a sunny meal or a lecture on the importance of wearing sunscreen.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Great food, great atmosphere.”
“This is a small, intimate setting, the staff is nice, the food is a bit pricey but it kind of balances out with the ambiance. I don't know if they light the fireplace...”
“This is a small, intimate setting, the staff is nice, the food is a bit pricey but it kind of balances out with the ambiance. I don't know if they light the fireplace in the evening when there are cooler temperatures but if they do that would be great for a romantic evening. ”
“Their chicken dishes are my favorite!!”