Going out to eat allows you to enjoy fine dining without having to procure exotic ingredients or build a sommelier out of an old computer. Lap up luxury with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
$89 for a three-course dinner for two, Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $148 total value)
$89 for a three-course dinner for two, Thursday–Saturday (up to a $148 total value)
$149 for a three-course dinner for four, Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $296 total value)
$149 for a three-course dinner for four, Thursday–Saturday (up to a $296 total value)
- One starter per person (up to a $15 value each)
- One entree per person (up to a $36 value each)
- One dessert per person (up to an $8 value each)
- One glass of wine per person (up to a $15 value each)
- See the dinner menu for an idea of available dishes.
$20 for $40 worth of international cuisine for lunch, Monday–Friday. Click to see the lunch menu.
Piacere Restaurant's chef, Miriam Russel-Wadleigh, is dedicated to using only local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. She's so dedicated, in fact, that in 2008 she posed the Farmer's Market Challenge—an open invitation for guests to bring two or more ingredients from local farmers' markets, which she transformed into custom two-course meals. But even when she isn't working her creative muscles, Miriam relies on locally grown produce and fresh meats. She combines these in iron skillets and a wood-burning oven to create dishes whose scope goes well beyond the local, often leaning into Southern Italy: lemon-marinated fish, mint-rubbed lamb steaks, and pizzas topped with wild-boar salami.
This freshness and international outlook extends beyond the food, drifting into the bar's handcrafted cocktails, which are made with all-natural ingredients, as well as selections from more than 2,000 bottles of rare varietals and boutique wines. These concoctions are best sipped on the sidewalk patio along the restaurant's blond-wood and cream-colored facade, where guests can fill up mason jars with fresh air for later.
Piacere's local focus encompasses the community as well as its foodstuffs. The restaurant uses its penchant for food and drink to benefit local charities such as the Ronald McDonald House and the American Liver Foundation. At one point, the restaurant even donated proceeds from three school-themed cocktails to the San Carlos Education Foundation.