When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon to Café Murano in Altamonte Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at dinner Sunday–Thursday.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at dinner on Friday or Saturday.
This Groupon is only valid after 6 p.m.
Educated at the Hotel Giardino on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, Café Murano’s executive chef and co-owner John Andrich prepares a menu of fine Italian cuisine with the love his grandmother taught him in the family kitchen. Temper impatient tummies with mushrooms stuffed with prosciutto and ricotta cheese ($9) before settling down with one of the house specialties. The steak giambotta ($23) unites rib-eye steak and sausage with a medley of mushrooms and sweet, hot, or mixed peppers, and the chicken rollatini ($18) stuffed with prosciutto, wrapped in bacon, and drizzled with a marsala-mushroom-wine sauce reunites the classic barnyard act of pork and chicken for one last rendition of "Who’s On First?". In the spirit of traditional Italian communal dining, the restaurant offers its pastas in both individual and family portions—diners can order the lasagna roma layered with ricotta and bolognese sauce for one ($14) or celebrate a hard-won acquittal with a legal-team-size portion ($26).
With a stunning lakefront vista and classically inspired décor featuring stone and brick walls and scenes of Italy, visitors soak in the ambiance or a drink from Café Murano’s extensive selection of Italian and California wines available by the glass, quartino, and bottle ($20+). On Fridays and Saturdays, live music soundtracks the sumptuous scene, letting guests add a sense of extra drama to the complex relationship between fork and knife. Call ahead to schedule a reservation.