Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Bice Bistro in Coconut Grove.
Bice Bistro fills empty breadbaskets with savory Italian recipes dating back to 1926, when Beatrice “Bice” Ruggeri opened up a trattoria in Milan and shared her beloved dishes with the masses. Customers can commence a dinnertime-eating excursion with fried coconut shrimp dipped in spicy sauce, a feisty wake-up for drowsing taste buds and snoozing dates ($12.50). Fresh pasta options including the Agnolotti Alla Massaia, veal- and beef-filled ravioli in a creamy mushroom sauce ($14), paired easily with a glass of wine, while succulent secondi such as tonno, seared ahi tuna with grilled asparagus and ginger butter sauce swiftly sate protein-peckish patrons ($21.95). Diners who prefer their meat meatless can chew on cuisine including the vegetarian pizza, slathered in tomato sauce, and covered with zucchini, eggplant, mixed mushrooms, red onions, and parmesan cheese ($13). Bice's hearty meals and charming history invite guests to raise glasses of globally sourced vino in celebration of the chef's prowess, a warm meal with friends, or their own stomach's silenced growlings.
Northeast Coconut Grove
3015 Grand Ave.
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133Get Directions