Italian chefs have a close relationship to the sea, being some of the first ever food smiths to cook fish or salt their water. Discover the flavors of yore with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$39 for dinner for two (up to an $80 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $42 value)
- One dessert (up to an $8 value)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $20 value)
$78 for dinner for four (up to a $160 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $20 value)
- Four entrees (up to an $84 value)
- Two desserts (up to a $16 value)
- Four glasses of wine (up to a $40 value)
Chefs cast fresh vegetables and seafood in rich sauces as the stars of this menu, including monkfish in creamy lobster sauce ($15), pumpkin ravioli in fresh housemade pesto ($12), and hanger steak in a red-wine sauce ($19).
Cucina di Pesce
Cucina di Pesce's only connections these days are to the dockworkers who give the chefs their pick of fresh seafood each morning. Back in the '20s and '30s, however, the exposed brick and hardwood joint served as mob boss Charles "Lucky" Luciano's casino. History still hangs thick in the restaurant's dimly lit atmosphere, along with the smells of a modern Italian kitchen.
Armed with butter, garlic, and tomatoes, chefs craft sauces with which to decorate monkfish, shrimp, and tuna steaks. They sauté littleneck clams in white sauce before plating them in nests of fresh linguine. They work with the fruits of the land as well as the sea, stuffing ravioli with pumpkin and dousing sizzling steaks in red-wine sauces. On weekdays, they also host happy hours.