International eating isn't a dangerous adventure through customs, where the customs officer asks you to open your bag, and you refuse, which prompts him to teach you about manners by reading select Goofus and Gallant comic strips. Take in global flavors with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of global cuisine and drinks at Dolce Vita World Bistro on East Genesee Street across from Syracuse Stage.
Dolce Vita enchants jet-setters and homebodies alike with a where's-where menu of global recipes, a polyglot wine list, and a fully-stocked bar that keeps its stools open late, until all thirsts are sufficiently quenched. Launch your taste tour with the thai shrimp and scallop appetizer soaking in a red curry sauce ($13). The D.V. Chicken ($16), a bone-in bird with a belly full of fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, and basil, descends from the heavens into a cozy bed of tomato polenta and parmesan bread crumbs with a basil cream blanket. Daredevil palates plummet chopper-first into Dolce Vita's international menu with the jamaican jerk rack of lamb ($24) hovering over yellow curry couscous and grilled asparagus. Meanwhile, wines (ranging from $21–$100 per bottle) from as far as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Chile vie good-naturedly against homegrown spirits for a spot at the table, each promising its own distinct flavor and keychain souvenir from the motherland.
A vibrant green storefront gives way to a subdued interior swathed in silvers and charcoals while a sea of lights presides over a chromatic collection of local artwork. Dolce Vita's proximity to Syracuse University and the Syracuse Stage's merry band of barnstormers allows patrons to plan an action-packed theatrical evening free of frantic cab hailing and panicked watch-taps.
907 E Genesee St.
Syracuse, New York 13210Get Directions