$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale Italian Cuisine for Lunch or $40 for $80 Worth of Italian Cuisine at IL Tesoro Ristorante

Upper East Side

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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

Diners can opt to enjoy their food inside or out on the patio.

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

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

Hillary D., Yelp, 11/29/2012
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    Upper East Side

    1578 First Ave.

    New York City, New York 10028

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In a Nutshell

Italian sausage, fresh grilled seafood, fresh organic 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 reservations required. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Subject to seating availability. 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. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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