Italians were not only the first people to put tomatoes in cuisine but also the first to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today’s Groupon to Alberto’s Trattoria in North York. Choose between two options:
- For $30, you get an Italian meal for two (a $60.85 total value). The meal includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $12.95 value)
Two entrees (up to a $23.95 value, ea.)<p>
- For $20, you get $40 worth of anything off the menu.<p>
Executive Chef and owner Alberto Albanese mans the helm at Alberto’s Trattoria, taking taste buds through tours of central Italy with a menu of handmade pastas, gourmet pizzas, and premium cuts of steak. Escargot doused in garlic butter and brandy sauce begins meals on a luxurious note, akin to receiving a love letter on velvet paper. A wide assortment of entrees entice even finicky foodies and include the succulent back ribs right off the grill as well as the white wine-sautéed veal chaperoned, like a strip of adolescent bacon, by sliced prosciutto. Pasta lovers rejoice with 15 fresh options, including the hearty baked lasagna and the penne primavera in a house-made tomato sauce. Plush red chairs, chandelier lighting, and crisp white tablecloths evoke a traditional, upscale air, and diners can shimmy into a high, red chair at the bar to sample a before-dinner libation.
More than 40 years of experience guides head chef and founder Alberto Albanese as he whips up Italian lunches and dinners in his namesake trattoria. Delicate housemade pastas doused in bolognese or rosé sauces join veal piccata, lamb chops marinated in rosemary and wine, and other meat cuts and chops. Espresso and desserts of the day help round out each meal, which can be served beneath chandeliers within the restaurant or under boot-shaped clouds on the outdoor patio.