Italian Dinner with Appetizer and Wine for Two or $30 for $60 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Ristorante Da Mario

Saratoga

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In a Nutshell

The Calabrian owner focuses on familiar southern Italian staples including housemade ravioli and meat lasagna

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 20th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for dinner. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$35 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $74 total value)

  • One shared appetizer (up to a $15 value)
  • Two pasta entrees (up to a $19 value each)
  • Two glasses of wine (up to a $10.50 value each)

$30 for $60 worth of Italian cuisine, such as polenta with grilled sausage ($10), housemade meat lasagna ($17) and wild-mushroom ravioli with butter, sage, and roasted pine nuts ($18). See the menu.

Ristorante Da Mario

After Sandro Costanza left his home in Calabria, Italy, in 1988, he devoted decades to waiting tables and cooking his way through Paris, London, and Rome before finally landing in Saratoga. There, he opened Ristorante Da Mario to re-create the bursting flavors and vibrant colors of the southern Italian dishes he remembered from his childhood. Today his chefs forge these staples by layering lasagna, stuffing ravioli, and fluffing gnocchi in-house, and by using a number of lighter cream sauces instead of exclusively glazing entrees with marinara. Although Sandro's wine list features numerous California varietals, it also includes bottles from major wine-producing regions across Italy to complement the authentic dishes.

Faux tuscan walls mimic the cuisine's rustic, down-home approach, but crisp, white tablecloths and framed artwork also lend their touches of refinement to the dining room. Outside, patio seating pairs rich Italian meals with light gulps of fresh air and lets diners keep eyes out for invading Byzantines.

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