Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $26, you get a four-course tasting dinner of traditional Italian cuisine for one from Garlic Rose in Brookside (up to a $56.80 value).
Garlic Rose regales diners in a rustic, intimate atmosphere and dishes out savory Italian classics. Kick off the first quadrant of the four-course feast with a succulent tray of classic bruschetta (a $6.95 value) or the seldom-seen Italian-crustacean crossbreed of risotto crab cakes (a $10.95 value). Next, cleanse foggy palates with a warmed mozzarella and spinach salad, delicately dressed with basil vinaigrette, bruschetta tomatoes, and buffalo mozzarella (a $10.95 value). Extend entree invitations to the classic spaghetti and meatballs (a $10.95 value), or the pork tenderloin Garlic Rose (an $18.95 value), which packs its porcelain overnight bag with the garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables needed to survive its short-lived time outside the meat locker. Dessert offerings include tiramisu and italian cream cake (a $6.95 value each), as well as GPS devices to prove definitively that you are not in Capri.
Garlic Rose's atmosphere is equal parts romantic and festive; you'll feel just as comfortable auditioning suitor candidates in its intimate setting as you will telling stories of the barbarian college eating habit known as Ramenism at the bar opposite to the dining room. If the sun isn't being a sad sack and crying, the heated outdoor courtyard seating outfits diners in flattering fresh air and intimate whispers of sunlight or star twinkles.
3509 S Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105Get Directions