Countless famous couples have fallen in love over dinner, from Lady and the Tramp's shared spaghetti noodle to salt and pepper's spontaneous rendezvous on a pork shank. Heat things up with today's Groupon to Canta Napoli in Mount Prospect. Choose between the following options:
For $27, you get an Italian dinner for two (up to a $54.40 total value), which includes the following:
- Two soups (up to an $8.50 total value)
- Two pasta or pizza entrees (up to a $31.90 total value)
- Two glasses of house wine (a $14 total value)
For $59, you get an Italian dinner for four (up to a $130.80 total value), which includes the following:
- Four soups (up to a $17 total value)
- Four pasta or pizza entrees (up to a $63.80 total value)
- A bottle of house wine (a $30 value)
- Four gelatos (a $20 total value)
Lit with soft lanterns and decorated in dark wood and brick, Canta Napoli's dining room imbues the air with romance as couples and quartets unfold dinner menus listing wood-fired pizzas and traditional pastas. On a plate of penne ala vodka, plum tomatoes and prosciutto snorkel through a creamy sauce of Ketel One vodka, spotting schools of basil beneath the surface. Baked in a wood-fired oven, the pizza rustica soaks up a rich smoky flavor that highlights italian sausage, salami, and mushrooms tucked under mozzarella.
Pizza verdure hosts a ragtag team of vitamins in hearty helpings of roasted peppers, kalamata olives, and grilled asparagus, and house-made marinara sauce enlivens plates of spaghetti and meatballs. Steamy bowls of the chef's daily soup warm up appetites, and tables of four cool down tongues after speed-rapping dessert orders with dishes of after-dinner gelato topped with mint, strawberries, and whipped cream.
Though Canta Napoli sometimes offers discounts online, this Groupon still represents the best deal.
On a sizzling hearth within the depths of a Neapolitan-style wood-burning oven bake hand-tossed rounds of dough, bubbling and crisping to perfection. The chefs festoon the dough with a variety of ingredient combinations; their much-loved margherita reveals traditional tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil, while their prosciutto crudo e rucola adds imported prosciutto and fresh arugula to the mix. Beyond their gourmet pizza, the kitchen team prepares a dinner menu cataloging a large selection of traditional pastas, such as plump gnocchi, farfalle in a pesto cream sauce, or lasagna that's tastefully layered, like someone wearing every item of clothing they own.
The staff welcomes patrons to relax beneath an elegant lattice ceiling and hanging lamps. Leather chairs surround tables, which are surrounded by exposed brick, which is surrounded by friendly conversation, which is surrounded by the biggest Russian doll.