Unlike cinematic love scenes, cuisine can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and wine at Cortesse’s Bistro, in Saint Augustine.
Cortesse's presents an Italian menu sculpted out of fresh vegetables, pasta, hearty meat, and succulent seafood. Like the 45-year-old John D. Rockefeller, the bistro is winsomely nestled in a picturesque 1880s home. Halt hunger with an appetizer of calamari, handbreaded and fried under a layer of parmesan cheese and accompanied by remoulade sauce ($7.95). Voraciously pursue an entree with the primavera, accoutered in asparagus, portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, and a light garlic cream sauce ($10.95). A seasoned 8-ounce certified-Angus-beef filet inundates tummies with heaps of scrumptious protein ($21.95), while the char-grilled pork tenderloin harnesses the yumminess of herbed polenta, marinara, and a duo of jumbo shrimp to sing sweet tunes of tastiness to palates, albeit in a politely hushed, metaphorical tone ($19.95). Parched guests can relieve arid gullets with a glass of wine or one of 20 specialty martinis.
172 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, Florida 32084Get Directions