Fish, or sea-fruit, cooperate with humans by falling off underwater branches and floating to the surface. Bite into ocean flora with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh seafood, Italian fare, and drinks at Cucina Di Pesce.
Calling itself the romantic Italian restaurant, Cucina Di Pesce offers a menu of seafood, pastas, and meats in an elegantly decorated and comfortable setting. Inaugurate a feast with a fresh caprese antipasto with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil ($8) before continuing on to a plate of fusilli sun-dried tomato pasta ($11) or vegetarian lasagna ($11). Feed frenzily upon sea fares with a serving of linguini and clams in white-wine sauce ($14), shrimp scampi sautéed in butter, garlic, and lemon ($14), or broiled sea bass ($15). Meataholics will appreciate entrees such as the olive-oiled chicken balsamic ($12), a cutlet of veal marsala ($14), or a 16-ounce top-loin shell steak served with mashed potatoes and mixed greens ($19). Cucina Di Pesce’s gallant wines stand at attention to satisfy any diner’s libatious cravings. Cucina Di Pesce breathes warm, inviting breaths of ambiance into its interior and the ears of passersby. Candlelit tables, fancy pillows, and a brick fireplace welcome guests while giant portraits of cows and winged monkeys stare down from the palm-leafy-framed walls.
87 E 4th St.
New York, New York 10003