Italian Dinner for Two or $25 for $50 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Il Tesoro Ristorante

Upper East Side

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Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for $50 worth of Italian cuisine
  • $39 for an Italian dinner for two (up to an $88 total value)
    • One antipasto or insalate (up to a $15 value)
    • Two primi or secondi entrees (up to a $32 value each)
    • One dessert (up to a $9 value)
    • Customers can order additional items over the $88 limit at full price

Primi and secondi dishes such as risotto with porcini mushrooms ($11–$19) and soft-shell crab with white wine, lemon, and caper sauce ($25) lead the way for entrees such as seared ahi tuna ($32) and zuppa di pesce—mixed seafood with a cherry tomato sauce ($32). See the full menu.

IL Tesoro Ristorante

An Italian-Educated Owner and Chef

Inside his open kitchen at IL Tesoro Ristorante, owner and chef A.J. Black sears ahi tuna, grills Colorado lamb chops, and crowns fresh black linguine with seafood. Drawing on his training at the Italian Culinary Institute and inside the kitchens of the five-star Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Black combines Old-World Italian flavors with modern cooking techniques and plays matchmaker by serving plates of spaghetti for two composed of only one noodle.

Seasonal Dishes in an Authentic Atmosphere

The menu showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients and rotating daily specials, such as Chef Black's signature risotto alla pescatora sautéed with clams, mussels, shrimp, and scallops and finished with cherry tomato sauce. The wine list collects Italian wines carefully selected from both large and boutique wineries to pair with menu selections. Fresco paintings decorate the plastered walls with Tuscan scenery alongside antique artwork, intricate woodwork, and prospective diners with their noses pressed against the windows.

Reviews

My favorites are the Lobster Agro-dolce, white chocolate cheesecake martini, the frisee salad with crispy pork, also the Veal chop val dostana

A Google User, Google+ Local, 9 months ago

enjoyed the atmosphere tremendously, and the food was fantastic.

taylor Marron, Google+ Local, 1 month ago

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Clams were great, Mozzetta tomato salad very good and soft shell crabs excellent ...service good”

  • “nice atmosphere, good food! thank you for a great evening :)”

  • “Excellent service; nice relaxed atmosphere and very good food.”


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    Upper East Side

    1578 1st Ave.

    New York, New York 10028

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In a Nutshell

Colorado lamb chops, black linguine with fresh seafood, and other Old-World Italian dishes

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Phone reservation required; subject to availability. Dine-in only. Not valid for carryout. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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