What You'll Get
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Florida was first populated by humans when confused Italian conquistonauts parachuted into the (at the time) boot-shaped state from their medieval sub-orbital space station. Today's deal celebrates this forgotten chapter of history with the most authentic Italian fine dining on this side of the Prime Meridian. For $20, you get $40 worth of impeccable cuisine and drinks at Barolo Ristorante. Barolo's moderately upscale décor—long, flowing drapes adorn long windows, while a sleek bar and cushy seats beckon inhabitants like a moth to a sexier moth—will put your mind and stomach muscles at ease, decreasing the risk of heartburn and mental wanderlust. Parties of four or more can combine two Groupons, so turn your date into a double date or gather an army of picky grandmas and put the restaurant's chefs to the test.
Chef Lindsay Spalding's dinner menu consists of old-worldly dishes with a modern flair. Start with antipasti selections like parmigiana di melanzane (fried eggplant with homemade mozzarella and oven-dried tomatoes, $12) or insalata mista (mixed baby salad leaves and tomatoes, $10), then feast on some pasta made from scratch, such as classic meat lasagna ($20) or homemade chestnut gnocchi with arugula pesto ($14 for a small portion, $22 for a large). They also prepare a variety of meat dishes from the land, sea, air, and the outer reaches of the celestial empyrean (market price). Don't miss to-die-for desserts like warm zabaglione with fresh berries ($12) or traditional tiramisu ($12); they'll paradoxically give you a reason to live.
Those in more of a tippling mood will find an extensive list of libations at Barolo, as well as an impressive list of wines, including four different types of Piedmont Barolo. If you use your Groupon on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you'll receive a complimentary glass of house wine or a classic cocktail, so keep that in mind when placing your required reservation.
Not valid on February 13 or February 14.
- Amazing food, attentive, knowledgeable and freindly [sic] staff, beautiful decor, all combined to make a wonderful and memorable dining experience. – smimal, TripAdvisor
- Off to a great start we had a black tagliatelli with crab and an artichoke ravioli, both were stunning… – EmmaSMiami, TripAdvisor
- It's not gimmicky, the atmosphere is chic and inviting. The fresh made mozzarella is AMAZING, the gnocchi is flavorful and unique, Steak [sic] is tender and cooked to perfection, and the DESSERTS! [sic] to die for! – JessLeff, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table of 2. Limit 2 per tables of 4 or more. Reservations required. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid on 2/13 & 2/14. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.