Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale Italian cuisine at Alberto's Restaurant, located on Bay Street. Renowned chef Gaspar Stantic, with 30 years of culinary prowess and five published cookbooks, formulates simple, traditional, and delectably gourmet Italian dishes in his new setting at Alberto's Restaurant. Opulent chandeliers and impressionist paintings warm walls of exposed brick as diners delve into an assortment of appetizers such as steamed Manila clams, paired with garlic toast ($14). Entrees include robust pork tenderloin encrusted with herbs and served alongside mushroom risotto ($22). As in a buddy-cop film, sweet and savory team up amidst a heap of corniness in the sweet corn risotto, suffused with juicy shrimp, salty pancetta, and sumptuous truffle oil ($22). Reeling taste buds can be wooed with a choice from the extensive wine list ($22–$40 per bottle), or from one of many creative specialty cocktails.
- Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass on Lobster Minestrone approached perfection with its generous slab of moist, flavorful fish resting in light, brothy minestrone replete with several large chunks of sweet lobster meat. – Staten Island Advance
- The menu offers something for everybody & I've already tried many dishes on it... and each one better than the last! – LisaB, Urbanspoon