While most people know that Italy is shaped like a boot, few realize that Sicily is shaped like an island. Explore the world with this Groupon.
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- $26 for a cultural tour with food and wine tastings for one ($59 value)
- $44 for a cultural tour with food and wine tastings for two ($118 value)
The tour takes guests to four Italian restaurants for savory samples. Participants stop by Il Chiosco to taste homemade Roman meatballs with prosecco, go to Café Bengodi for pizza and Italian beer, drop by Al Boccalino for fresh pasta and sangiovese, and finish at Café Umbria with affogato.
For a quarter-century, Al Boccalino has been a fixture of the Little Italy neighborhood, surprising even regulars with a menu that evolves thanks to its use of fresh herbs, seasonal produce, and prime meats acquired from local growers. In that spirit, even their classic recipes introduce unexpected ingredients: the lasagna is layered with crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, and béchamel sauce, and the three-cheese ravioli comes blanketed with pistachio-cream sauce instead of marinara or a second helping of ravioli. Beyond pasta, the kitchen also houses plenty of meaty entrees, including veal milanese or prawns with fresh spinach. Guests can take these meals in the well-appointed dining room or conspire over drinks on the patio, where they can linger further with sweet bites of the restaurant's homemade spumoni.