The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine alone or with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Northern Italian Fare
Chefs prepare butternut-squash ravioli with brown butter ($22) alongside veal parmigiana ($25) and Chilean sea bass ($32). Wines from California, Oregon, and Italy ($8–$14 each) fill glasses. See the full dinner menu, lunch menu, and wine list.
Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille
Drawing from family recipes and culinary know-how refined while working in a military mess hall during World War II, Italian native Edoardo Barbieri founded the first Da Edoardo restaurant in 1978 with help from his son. Three generations later, the chef's family carries on the epicurean legacy at Da Edoardo's four locations across the Detroit area, earning the 2012 Restaurateur of the Year Award from the Michigan Food and Beverage Association.
At each eatery, chefs follow the Barbieri family's guidance, authentic recipes, and instructional shadow puppets while assembling fresh, elegant entrees inspired by Northern Italian cuisine. They complement pastas and steaks with a convoy of wines from Italy, California, and Oregon and regularly dole out their creations for catered events amid the restaurants' chic, upscale environs.