Upscale Italian Dinner for Two with Wine or $25 for $50 Worth of Italian Cuisine at IL Tesoro Ristorante

Upper East Side

88% of 519 customers

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In a Nutshell

Italian sausage, fresh grilled seafood, classic pastas, 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 specials. Choice of appetizer valid for antipasto or insalate. Choice of entree valid for primi or secondi piatti. 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. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$25 for $50 worth of upscale Italian cuisine<p>

$59 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $129 total value)

  • One antipasto or insalate (up to a $17 value)
  • Two primi or secondi entrees (up to a $29 value each)
  • One dessert (up to a $9 value)
  • One bottle of red or white wine (a $45 value)<p> Antipasti such as oven-baked braised short ribs and eggplant topped with mozzarella lead the way for entrees such as risotto with porcini mushrooms and truffle oil and roasted duck braciole stuffed with spinach and fontina. See the full menu for more details.<p>

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.


"Our service was as exceptional the second time as it was the first, as was the food."

Hillary D., Yelp, 11/29/2012


88% of 519 customers

  • “Great foods, great staffs and very Romantic warm restaurant. ”

  • “great service, great food, pleasant atmosphere”


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    Upper East Side

    1578 1st Ave.

    New York, New York 10028

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