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 from Three Options
- $7 for $15 worth of lunch
- $15 for $30 worth of dinner and drinks for a minimum of two or more
- $28 for $60 worth of dinner and drinks for a minimum of four or more
Chefs create appetizers such as baked clams ($13), which precede lunches of four-cheese pasta ($10) and dinners of veal parmesan ($21). Pours of 40 different wines play well with flavors from across the menu ($7–$11/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.
1766 Algonquin Rd.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60195