Before pasta provided a soft, comfortable bed to rest upon, chicken spent its nights on hard plates, poked by sprigs of parsley and forced to endure the ramblings of nomadic breadbaskets. Celebrate fare's contentment with today’s Groupon to Casa Sorrento. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare for dinner.
- For $8, you get $16 worth of Italian fare for lunch.
In the newly remodeled dining room at Casa Sorrento, waiters advise diners on the best way to pair authentic Italian appetizers and desserts with signature chicken, veal, and seafood entrees. The menu brims with tasty pasta dishes, such as penne ala vodka ($16), in which crunchy bacon guzzles pink vodka sauce through penne straws until it starts reminiscing about its college days. The house specialty white fish fillet ($23 for dinner, $15 for lunch) resists forks by camouflaging itself with batter, lying low in a heap of spinach and angel hair, and throwing diners off its trail with a screen of lemon and garlic sauce. Slices of eggplant add savory flavor to the veal alla florentina ($20), and a dish of chicken marsala ($18) bathes in cream with a sauce of wine and butter. Classic desserts end meals on a sweet note, with the ever-popular tiramisu ($6) and a noodle painted like a candy cane.
Though Casa Sorrento features deals with other third-party sites, today's Groupon still offers the best available deal for these price points.
After overseeing the kitchen at an oceanfront Hilton, Chef Jason Marty chose to dedicate his culinary prowess to Italian cuisine by donning a toque at Casa Sorrento. Although he still spends his nights hopping from stovetop to stovetop, he now blanches fresh manicotti and angel-hair pastas and sautés cutlets of veal or chicken over flaming piles of Food & Wine magazine. His cooks accessorize entrees with a number of authentic Mediterranean flavors—including tender buffalo mozzarella and capers—or glaze them with fresh marinara or cream sauce.