Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of Italian dinner fare at River's Edge in Kerrville. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday¬–Saturday.
River's Edge serves up nuanced northern Italian cuisine amidst three glass walls of river-top panoramic views of the Guadalupe River. Using fresh ingredients, the professionally trained chefs at River's Edge engineer an elegant and traditional Tuscan menu with starters such as flash-fried calamari fritto ($9) and gnocchi alla romano, doughy pasta-pumpkins nestled in a patch of rustic marinara and strewn with basil pesto ($9). Sashay stomachs through a course of maple-spinach salad of granny-smith apples, chèvre cheese, and curry pecans ($9), or marsala di pollo, which presents sautéed chicken breast face-diving into a sinewy bed of chianti spaghetti and wilted spinach ($17). Diners can also enjoy tantalizing Tuscan entrees such as pan-seared Tazmanian salmon with brown-butter farfalle pasta ($24), or the inventive striscia bistecca, a kingly 14 ounces of new york strip steak denouncing the Magna Carta before a court of Boursin mashed potatoes and prosciutto-ensconced asparagus ($29).
Perched overlooking the placid Guadalupe River, River's Edge's three glass-enclosed walls give pasta patrons the appearance of floating over the water. Though today's Groupon cannot be used toward the purchase of alcohol, River's Edge also outfits an extensive and well-balanced collection of Italian and international wines to pair with northern Italian edibles. Sup a complex Tuscan chianti, baste eardrums in a weekly live-music performance, and soak in a Hill County sunset from behind River's Edge's three walls of oversized sunburn protectors.
If you are looking for an unsurpassed meal with attentive service in an unbelievable venue, then this is the place to comemjone0410, Urbanspoon, 5/13/10
The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful.MGMcGuire, Google Maps, 1/28/10
1011 Guadalupe St.
Kerrville, Texas 78028