Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn’t deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today’s Groupon to Aldo’s. Choose between the following options:
- For $34, you get dinner for two (up to a $67.90 total value), which includes:
- Two entrees (up to a $23.95 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $10 value each)<p>
- For $20, you get lunch for two (up to a $41.90 total value), which includes:
- Two lunch entrees (up to a $15.95 value each)
- Two side soups or salads (up to a $2 value each)
- Two sodas (a $3 value each)
Nestled in a historic building dating back to 1857, Aldo’s charms palates with classic recipes sourced from Northern and Southern Italy. Dining duets can synchronize fork stabs into dinners of oven-roasted pork chop with rosemary, capers, pine nuts, and a sweet-and-sour cherry sauce, joined by fettucine alfredo. Sea scallops limone ride a wave of spinach and tomatoes, and ravioli rosa comes stuffed with smoked cheese, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives, cloaked with a tomato-cream sauce. Aldo’s extensive lunch menu boasts sandwiches, entrees, pasta dishes, and pizza that pair with side salads or soups for sumptuous midday meals. Diners can relax in the heated outdoor courtyard with wine during dinner, with fizzy soda at lunch, or with goblets of witches’ brew every summer solstice.
Aldo's Italian Ristorante
A link to Santa Barbara's past, Aldo's Italian Ristorante resides on the grounds of the Janssens-Orella adobe house, which was built in 1857 and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1986, Aldo's has done its part to write its own chapter into the historic site's story, serving homemade Italian specialties for lunch and dinner every day of the week. During visits, diners may enjoy freshly prepared dishes inside amid ornate pillars and elegant artwork, or outside in the heated courtyard.
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