When Pangaea—the earth’s greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe’s girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side of the globe’s Yoko with today’s Groupon to The Cove Trattoria in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $38, you get an authentic Italian dining experience for two people (up to a $77.98 total value). Each dining experience includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $12 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $45.98 value)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $20 value)<p>
- For $15, you get $30 worth of anything on the lunch or dinner menu.
The epicurean engineers at The Cove Trattoria treat taste buds of all types to made-from-scratch brick-oven-fired pizzas, pastas, and authentic Italian entrees. The aromatic steam wafting from pomodoro-sauce-drenched mushrooms filled with sausage, spinach, and provolone cheese ($7.99) can signal the beginning of dinner far more pleasantly than trying to catch flying appetizers hurled from the chef’s kitchen catapult. Dining duos peruse 13” pizza selections, including a sausage-and-caramelized-onion disk ($13.99) or a shrimp pizza ($14.99) topped with the ocean’s most abundant sea treasure, pesto, and mozzarella. Eight-ounce Black Angus filet mignons ($22.99, dinner only) exercise incisors with tender beef wrapped in an outer layer of delicate prosciutto. As flavorful Italian fare pleases palates and massages uvulas, glasses of red and white wine rinse mouths for more bites and postdinner conversation.
Lunch visitors commence feasts with one of many easily shared salads, including grilled-salmon salads with spinach and lemon gorgonzola ($12). Caprese paninis ($8.50) satiate midday hunger pangs with grilled rustic bread, mild mozzarella, and prosciutto, and lobster ravioli ($15.99) stuffs stomachs with lobster-stuffed ravioli like an edible Russian nesting doll.
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.