An experienced sommelier can suggest the perfect wine pairing for beef, poultry, or couples too scared to try kissing. Couple up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$25 for $50 worth of upscale Italian cuisine
$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)
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.
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
Upper East Side
1578 1st Ave.
New York, New York 10028Get Directions