Italian-dining culture is designed to nurture connections with loved ones, from its hours-long multicourse meals to the traditional weaving of friendship bracelets from spaghetti. Reach out across piled-high plates with this Groupon.
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$59 for a three-course Italian dinner for two (up to a $144 total value) * Two appetizers (up to a $16 value each) * Two entrees (up to a $33 value each) * Two desserts (up to an $11 value each) * Two glasses of wine (up to a $12 value each)<p>
$114 for a three-course Italian dinner for four (up to a $288 total value) * Four appetizers (up to a $16 value each) * Four entrees (up to a $33 value each) * Four desserts (up to a $11 value each) * Four glasses of wine (up to a $12 value each)<p>
Guests start with appetizers such as the antipasto toscano, a dish of prosciutto and soppressata with sliced parmigiano and burrata cheeses, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers. Afterward, they can savor the roasted lamb chop with asparagus and roasted vegetables, or the chicken milanese, pounded thin and topped with baby arugula, tomato, and buffalo mozzarella. Guests can finish their meal with a slice of traditional Italian cheesecake or homemade gelato.<p>
Destino is now open for dinner on Sundays.<p>
Born in Eastern Europe near the Italian border, executive chef Mario Curko has an innate rapport with Mediterranean flavors, one that he's honed throughout his four decades in the restaurant business. His menu for the occasional celeb hangout Destino stays true to homestyle southern Italian cuisine, although the restaurant's environs are far from rustic—a Renaissance-style ceiling mural looks down over minority owner Justin Timberlake's piano and quilted banquettes, wooing diners with its vibrant colors achieved by layers of garlic-scented oil paint.
Atop white tablecloths, appetizers such as sautéed mussels and housemade meatballs rest in simple, elegant preparations. Mussels, clams, shrimp, and fresh fish of the day all catch themselves in the frutti de mare's net, offering a hearty complement to turfy plates of new york strip steak.
Destino's wine list rambles from California whites through dozens of regional Italian reds. The dessert menu shines a spotlight on four flavors of housemade gelato, molten chocolate cake, and traditional tiramisu.