In Italy, tomatoes are revered as sacred, which is why comedians bombing in Roman nightclubs get pelted with Maseratis. Celebrate an Italian staple with today’s Groupon to Da Baldo’s Trattoria. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a traditional Italian meal for two (up to a $58.75 total value) that includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to an $8.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $17.95 value each)
- Two beverages (up to a $6.95 value each)<p>
- For $5, you get $10 worth of anything on the lunch menu. Entrees range between $5.95 and $13.95.
The culinary artisans at Da Baldo’s Trattoria craft Old World Italian favorites made with time-tested family recipes. As in every Italian epic, an ancient poet returns from the underworld to guide palates on a journey that begins with antipasti dishes culled from the dinner menu, such as crispy cuts of bruschetta or the fresh fruit and thinly sliced italian ham that constitute the prosciutto and melon plate. Pasta dishes, derived from the gastronomic heritage of owner Baldo Gandolfo, include tortellini alla panna dressed in a sherry-wine sauce and festooned with prosciutto, peas, and mushrooms. Meat-centric dishes, such as chicken pinot grigio with white-wine sauce zested with lemon, also populate the menu.
Dining companions can clink glasses or jelly jars brimming with Da Baldo’s house wine or opt for an imported beer or a specialty coffee, such as an Italian Steamer flavored with vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, or irish cream. A dessert menu abounds with options including tiramisu, cannoli, gelato, and sorbet furnished by an Italian ice-cream company operated by the owner’s family and a staff of moralizing oompa-loompas.
Da Baldo's Trattoria
After leaving his hometown of Salemi in Sicily, restaurant proprietor Baldo Gandolfo began dazzling locals with mouthwatering Italian recipes honed through four decades. Baldo's wife, Madda, welcomes guests on their arrival to the mirror- and artwork-flecked dining space, and Baldo's sister Rita keeps a generous supply of saucy pastas, rich veal, and succulent chicken dishes flowing from the kitchen. Diners sit down to sup at linen-cloaked tables in the floral-wallpapered dining area and toast to a satisfying meal over glasses of espresso and flavorful Italian wines. In addition to dishing out hearty entrees and gelato-tinged desserts to families and friends, Da Baldo's provisions larger gatherings with a private banquet space capable of comfortably fitting 90 people or 60 Shriner cars.