$20 for $40 Worth of Elegant Italian Fare at La Finestra

Tarzana

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In a Nutshell

  • Friendly staff
  • Pasta, paninos, seafood, and veal
  • Fresh cuisine, homey décor
  • Dine-in or takeout

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 19th, 2011. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Valid for dine-in or carry-out. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Centuries ago, thousands of varieties of pasta roamed the glens and dells of the fresh world. Snare the remaining shaggy rigatoni, majestic mountain ziti, and sea spaghetti with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of La Finestra's delicious homemade pasta, pizzas, paninos, salads, and other fine Italian cuisine and vintages. This deal is good for dine-in and takeout.

Let the warm red and gold hues of La Finestra's décor pique your light lunchtime appetite for a Caesar panino with chicken breast, romaine, Caesar dressing, and parmesan cheese ($10) or a cup of handmade pomodore tomato soup with lemon and garlic ($6). La Finestra, Italian for "The Finestra," really excels at dinner fare. As the evening lights of LA simmer, whet your palate with antipasto La Finestra, a platter of imported meats with cheeses, roasted red bell peppers, and marinated calamari ($12, $18 large); or decorate your date-charming chompers with a rustica salad of radicchio, arugula, endive, mushrooms, and shaved parmesan ($7, $10 large). The veal scaloppini marsala comes basted in wine with fresh-chopped tomatoes and mushrooms ($22)—and is hard not to refuse to refuse if you haven't yet refused concurrent offers from the ravioli aurora (stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach and drizzled with pink sauce, $15) and the thin-crusted pizza portofino (with mozzarella, gorgonzola, and caramelized onions, $15). La Finestra's friendly, accommodating staff will do their best to prepare your pizza any way you wish.

Buy your dinner a friend from La Finestra's wide-ranging wine list, featuring red, white, and sparkling wines from the modest Beringer ($26 a bottle) to the eyebrow-peaking "Super Tuscan" Banfi Summas ($120). (Your Groupon cannot be combined with Tuesday's half-price wine bottle special.) La Finestra is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are required.

Reviews

The Los Angeles Times reviewed La Finestra. OpenTable users give La Finestra a Diners’ Choice Award, and Citysearchers give it 3.5 stars on average:

  • They make all their sauces, dressings, their famous gnocchi and pizza dough from scratch, and they use only the finest imported Italian cheeses to finish every dish perfectly. – Los Angeles Times
  • La Finestra is the shining beacon of hearty yummyness…Very accommodating staff. The owner is always present and friendly. – theheavyd, Citysearch
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    Tarzana

    19647 Ventura Blvd.

    Tarzana, California 91356

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