Before it mixed with pasta, marinara sauce was used to test umbrellas, causing widespread sabotage as test subjects vied to catch a leaky taste. Indulge in marinara’s more modern uses with today’s Groupon to Fontana Grill & Wine Bar. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a four-course meal for two Sunday–Thursday (a $74.75 value).
- For $37, you get a four-course meal for two Friday or Saturday (a $74.75 value).<p>
The four courses include:
- One appetizer (up to a $10.95 value)
- One salad (up to an $8.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $23.95 value each)
- One seasonal dessert (a $6.95 value)<p>
The chefs at Fontana Grill & Wine Bar pepper the traditional Italian menu with fresh, organic ingredients. The salmon provolone, a oven-roasted fillet crowned with cheese and roasted-red-pepper sauce, stimulates stomachs alongside other appetizers; salads such as the mediterranean, sprinkled with romaine lettuce, feta cheese, and red peppers, bring greens to the table more effectively than an astroturf tablecloth. For the main meal, organic eggplant marinara lounges atop a bed of caponata and mozzarella cheese, and the rich new york strip steak arrives with a polenta, potato, or soup bodyguard in tow. While nibbling on a seasonal dessert, guests can soak in the night air on the outdoor patio or try to walk through the crumbling stone arches depicted on large photo murals on the walls. Although not included in today’s Groupon, patrons can pair their meals with vintages from Fontana’s extensive wine list.
Fontana Grill & Wine Bar
Fontana Grill & Wine Bar's modern dining room reverberates with the clink of glasses of fragrant wines and pleasant chatter as diners dig into a menu of all-natural pastas and Italian fare. As chef Nino transmutes premium meats and organic ingredients into solid fare, the skilled bartender chooses the finest whites and reds, much like an artist painting a sunburned snowman. The shimmering black surfaces of the bar and tables reflect stone-fired pizzas laden with gourmet morsels, such as truffle oil and prosciutto di Parma. Guests lounge upon wrought-iron furniture on the spacious brick patio surrounded by neatly trimmed shrubs and low-hanging trees.
1329 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60640