The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$49 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $110 total value)
- One appetizer, such as simmered PEI mussels (up to a $16 value)
- Two entrees, such as lobster ravioli or filet mignon (up to a $32 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $15 value each)
- See the full dinner menu and wine list here.<p>
$99 for an Italian dinner for four, which doubles everything listed in the above option (up to a $220 total value)<p>
$350 for a four-course wine-tasting dinner for 10 (a $750 value), which includes the following for each guest:
- An appetizer
- A pasta course
- An entree
- A dessert
- A wine pairing with each course
- The tasting menu rotates; see a sample menu here.<p>
Even after 30 years, the culinary wizards at Blue Grotto are still committed to refining the restaurant’s menu, continually assessing its classic Italian dishes and asking how they can improve them. Rather than dulling meals with premade ingredients, the chefs instead prefer to work from scratch with local, seasonal ingredients. They prepare as much as possible by hand, showing a meticulous attention to detail while forming the gnocchi and stuffing mushroom caps with crabmeat. The restaurant’s alluringly generous menu washes down with an equally expansive wine list composed largely of Italian and Californian wines. Located in historic Federal Hill, Blue Grotto lovingly embraces guests in its pleasant setting, which boasts such comforting touches such as a fireplace and waiters who sing-speak in a gentle baritone.