Written by Gabriel Donnelly, a fifth-grade student and a burgeoning scribe in the 826CHI writing program.
People love Italian restaurants not for the delicious food, but for the chance to duel with spaghetti whips and pizza-bread shields. Prove your mettle with today’s Groupon to Bertucci’s Restaurant & Lounge in Palos Hills. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a three-course Italian meal for two (up to a $43.50 total value), which includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.25 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $15.75 value each)
One dessert (up to a $4.75 value)<p>
- For $39, you get a three-course Italian meal for four (up to an $87 total value), which includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to a $7.25 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $15.75 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $4.75 value each)<p>
Bertucci’s chefs pile plates with upscale Italian cuisine such as pasta, seafood, and cannolis in a family-friendly atmosphere. For an appetizer, guests can order fried mini ravioli stuffed with sausage and cheese and covered in tasty marinara sauce, and other patrons can play frisbee with pizza bread or tomato bread. Twirl sporks with pasta entrees such as the fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, or select from eight noodles, including spaghetti, rigatoni, or linguine, all swimming in meat sauce or marinara sauce. After scaling the shrimp caruso’s heaping mountain of linguine, sautéed shrimp, and artichoke hearts, customers can yodel their accomplishment to the chef before enjoying desserts such as the succulent cannoli stuffed with creamy ricotta and pistachios.
Inside Bertucci’s casual environs, tables are draped in checkered tablecloths under wooden rafters and hanging vines. On warm days, patrons sit back on the secluded patio to enjoy a cool drink from the multi-tiered fountain or, for an additional cost, a fruity sip of vino from Bertucci’s vast collection of wines ($19–$42/bottle).
Bertucci's Restaurant evokes a wilderness retreat with log-cabin-style walls, hardwood floors, and a central fireplace on a bed of stone. Exposed rafters teem with greenery and the rising steam of chicken and veal in authentic Italian preparations, in dynamic sauces such as lemon wine and marsala. The open space mingles cozy ambiance with more than enough space for catered banquets that serve up to 100 people. Seafood fillets such as salmon and halibut insulate pasta draped with garlic, olive oil, and marinara. Patrons can venture outside to sip wine or an espresso drink amid the sprawling verandas of Bertucci’s open-air patio, where a fountain stands in a pool of water and falcons swoop down to snag unattended cannoli.
10331 S Roberts Rd.
Palos Hills, Illinois 60465