Ever since Italy filed a patent for their invention of the tomato, cases in cuisine courts have doubled as Italian attorneys sue salad bars, arrest bowls of gazpacho, and force ketchup manufacturers to switch to strawberry jam. Stand in solidarity for vegetable innovation with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale Italian cuisine from Da Noi (choose from 3 locations). Beneath the glow of elegant wall sconces, Da Noi serves refined Northern Italian cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. The menu features a range of antipasti selections and gourmet pasta dishes, including the Penne alle Melanzane, with fresh tomatoes, eggplant, and shaved dry ricotta ($15.95). Main courses vary from the seafaring to the field frolicking in choices such as Salmone Livornese, a filet of salmon sautéed with sweet onions, tangy capers, black olives, and fresh tomatoes ($18.95), and the Vitello Martini, a cut of veal encrusted with parmesan and sautéed in a lemon and white wine sauce ($17.95).
Menu prices vary slightly between the Staten Island locations and the New Jersey location.
New York Magazine featured the Shore Acres location of Da Noi Restaurant, TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes, and eight Yelpers give it an average of four stars. Citysearchers give Da Noi's Travis-Chelsea location 4.5 stars, and six Yelpers give it an average of four stars. Three Yelpers give the Bayonne location an average of 4.5 stars.
- Da Noi has some of the best Italian food I have ever had, including in Italy! Try simple spagetti bolognese. It can't get any better. – TripAdvisor Reviewer on Facebook, Shore Acres
- I've been here a few times now, and I'm always pleased. The food and atmosphere are great and the staff is friendly. The restaurant itself is somewhat out of the way and seemingly in the middle of nowhere - but worth the trip. Great place for a romantic date! – Maureen B., Yelp, Chelsea
With dishes of thick, sage-seasoned veal chops and house-made pasta on its tables, it's no wonder that the dining room at Da Noi gets crowded. The Midtown spot is usually "packed with devotees of solid Northern Italian fare," according to New York Magazine, which also praised the "elegant" wood-paneled dining room.
A Taste of Northern Italy
Da Noi's chefs celebrate the subtleties of Northern Italian cuisine by tirelessly chopping fresh herbs, slicing scarlet-hued beef carpaccio, and sautéing filets of fresh sole in white wine. Da Noi's handmade pasta dishes have turned many first-time diners into regulars, but other enthusiasts return again and again for pasta-free dishes such as grilled chicken livers dressed in a tangy balsamic dressing and served over fresh field greens.
A Sip of La Dolce Vita
The dessert menu rubs shoulders with the cocktail program at Da Noi, and the results are lavishly indulgent. Bartenders mix and muddle ingredients such as white chocolate and fresh blueberries with potent liqueurs, and decorate shaken martinis with whimsical garnishes. Glasses of silky housemade limoncello present a careful balance of sweet and tart flavors.