Groupon’s mission is to make our customers happy. Now that we’ve mastered helping you discover the coolest places in Chicago at the cheapest prices, we’re ready to take it to the next step: love advice. Groupon makes love easy with 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Buy Today’s Groupon to Via Veneto
This is the easy part. You pay $10, you get $25 in amazing Italian food from Via Veneto. After all, this little ristorante 6340 N Lincoln Ave is a long-time Chicago favorite. Via Veneto is family-run, with Chef Tony Barbanente still cooking his Grandmother’s great dishes, along with a slew of new flavors from the Northern Alps to the Southern Coast of Italy. Check out their dinner menu. Although you can’t redeem this Groupon on holidays (including Valentine’s Day), romance doesn’t end on Feb 14, and nothin’ says post-Valentine’s lovin’ like some Zucca Ripiena (acorn squash stuffed with grilled veggies & goat cheese) from Grandma’s oven. Calamari, Tagliatelle Bianchi Alla Carbonera, Risotto Al Funghi, Gnocchi Ripieni – all sound good spoken in a fake Italian accent, but these are the kinds of words you’ll be happy to eat.
Trust the Yelpers yelping away about Via Veneto, doling out 5 star reviews like bruschetta on a cummerbund. Here are a few…
- “Although Chicago has many Italian restaurants this place is unparalleled. The service is fast and attentive, the dishes are all wonderful, the drinks are strong the the price is exceedingly reasonable.” - Jacob K.
- “My wife and i really like this place. It is one of our favorite Italian restaurants - nothing pretentious, just excellent food. We especially like the homemade lasagna.” - Lee S.
- “The ambiance of Via Veneto is quiet and reserved. This would be a great place to take a date.” - George V.
We’ve only got 500 of these to offer so you’ll have to grab yours before we run out. After that, on to Step 2…
Step 2: Do That Lady & The Tramp Thing
Make sure your date is looking somewhere else. Not at the plate. Not at you. Starting off the date by being really boring can help make this happen. Talk a lot about your favorite sports team. Complain excessively about your boss. Then, when your date’s gaze is elsewhere, snatch the end of the noodle he/she is slowly slurping up into their mouth. As the noodle shortens, your mouths will get closer. Be very careful to keep the boring conversation going throughout this process, even if it means talking with your mouthful. If his/her gaze returns to the plate, or to you during the approach, it’s over. Finally your mouths will meet. Kiss him/her madly and sloppily.
Step 3: Proceed to Be an Excellent Lover By Showering Your Date With More Groupons
One good kiss is a great start. But next thing you know they’re gonna want the windows redone, sweaters for your dog, plastic surgery, etc. Fortunately, Goupon may feature enormous discounts on all of these things in the near future. Stay tuned and stay in love!
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Via Veneto Ristorante Italiano
For more than 20 years, Chef Tony Barbanente has adapted recipes from his childhood in an Italian fishing village to form a menu of simple yet delectable seafood dishes that earned him accolades from ABC 7's Hungry Hound. Chefs construct made-to-order veal, stuffed squid, and house-made pastas to slake hunger pangs or at least make them sing baritone during a medley of Pavarotti's greatest hits. The aromas of fresh cooking weave through the bright dining room, which features exposed brick and walls lined with black-and-white photos. The house language instructor, from Bari, Italy, educates curious diners about Italian cuisine and etiquette, including what to do when a pie-shaped moon hits the eye for just a little too long.