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: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at The Cove Trattoria in Scottsdale. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
The Cove's lunch and dinner menus present a tantalizing assortment of Mediterranean temptations to treat the taste buds to a jetlag-free vacanze Romana. With authentic offerings of antipasti, panini, pizza, pasta, salads, and specialty entrees, The Cove is sure to tantalize Vespa riders and NASCAR junkies alike. Poseidon's pals can dig their dentals into delights of the deep with a seaworthy plate of Frutti de Mare, served over linguini ($18.99), while their earthly companions can keep feet planted firmly on the ground with the flightless chicken saltimbocca ($15.99). Carb connoisseurs can sample rustic 13-inch gourmet pizzas, modeled after antiquity's 13-meter Colossal Pizza of Rhodes for an architecturally sound, grumble-snuffing meal. The flag-hued Margherita ($11.99) keeps things traditional, and the shrimp pizza enlivens palates with pesto mozzarella and a boisterous tomato-vodka cream sauce ($14.99).
Peruse the extensive wine list for a belly-bound glass of grapey goodness, or indulge in a clever cocktail for sweet summer tipsiness that tastes much better than pounding 40 ounces of Sweet Cobra while yelling about mother. Take advantage of The Cove's breezy patio seating to imagine sampling sips and sups at some quiet café across from the Spanish Steps, waiting for that mysterious muleskinner to whisk you off to his malodorous tug boat on the Tiber.
Not valid for happy hour or with any other offers.
- Exceptional value, attentive service in an intimate setting, all food made to order bistro style, and a great selection of appetizers and entrees. ─ Jacqueline H., Yelp
- They have a great menu and the dishes are generous portions so that you can share. I had the mussels...and wow..delicious. ─ Cyn V., Yelp
- The comfortable atmosphere and great food/service keep me coming back. ─ David E., Urbanspoon
The warmth of a loving family permeates the atmosphere of Cove Trattoria, as parents Vinny and Barbara Monica sustain their celebrated eatery with the help of their children, Heather and Daryl. The kitchen's brick ovens exude a similar warmth as they heat homemade dough into signature 13-inch pizzas topped with blends of shrimp and tomato vodka cream sauce or sweet italian sausage matched with caramelized onions. Lunch visitors dig into easily shared salads featuring grilled salmon or calamari or fill up on warmly pressed panini and hearty sandwiches built with traditional Italian deli meats and fluffy focaccia bread using the blueprints for Marco Polo's sturdiest ship. Dainty bites of seafood antipasti tickle the tongues of evening diners before they curl forks around the cavatelli, linguine, and ricotta-filled shells that populate pasta selections. As entrees of slow-cooked halibut, filet mignon, and pork chops please palates and massage uvulas, glasses of red and white wine rinse mouths for more bites and bubbling postdinner conversation.