Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for $15 worth of lunch and drinks for two or more
- $15 for $30 worth of dinner and drinks for two or more
Chefs create appetizers such as baked clams ($13); lunch entrees such as four-cheese pasta ($10); and dinner entrees such as veal parmesan ($21). Pours of 40 different wines play well with flavors from across the menu ($7–$10/glass; $26–$135/bottle).
Since he came to the U.S. three decades ago, chef-owner Vittorio DiBenedetto has opened a few restaurants, but the Trattoria remains dear to him. Intimate even though it stretches across three dining rooms, the restaurant’s layout mirrors the chefs' commitment to friendly togetherness. That feeling of camaraderie extends to the circular cherrywood-and-granite bar, where pours of 40 different wines loosen up tongues in need of free-wheeling conversation or a reminder of what grapes taste like. Crisply contrasting black accents stripe the light yellow interior, where guests await house favorites including giant scallops and gorgonzola-topped steak.
We are so lucky to have this close by. Really wonderful food.Mary D., Yelp, 3/20/13
Enjoyed a great dinner here last night. Loved the Gnocchi with Vodka sauce.Megan O., 4/16/12
“Patty was a great server, well worth her tip. She knew the history of the restaurant and was able to make ample suggestions.”
“good for date night and business lunch also has a private room for meetings ”
“The food was great and the sevice was good, but I think their prices are a little high to attract a mainstream casual dinner. It would be very easy to drop $100 on...”
“The food was great and the sevice was good, but I think their prices are a little high to attract a mainstream casual dinner. It would be very easy to drop $100 on dinner for two, wine, etc.”
1766 West Algonquin Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192