Although red sauce lends pasta and pizza their distinctive flavor, it was temporarily banned in the 1950s and replaced by Joseph McCarthy’s patented red, white, and blue sauce. Celebrate the fall of food censorship with today’s Groupon to Il Corso Trattoria. Choose between the following options:
- For $36, you get a dinner for two (up to a $70 total value). Each dinner includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $14 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $24 value each)
Two glasses of house wine (a $4 value each)
- For $60, you get a dinner for four (up to a $140 total value). Each dinner includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to a $14 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $24 value each)
Four glasses of house wine (a $4 value each)
- For $10, you get a lunch for one (up to a $22 total value). Each lunch includes the following:
- One salad, panini, pizza, or calzone (up to a $14 value)
- One soft drink (a $2 value)
One dessert (a $6 value)
- For $20, you get a lunch for two (up to a $44 total value). Each lunch includes the following:
- Two salads, paninis, pizzas, or calzones (up to a $14 value each)
- Two soft drinks (a $2 value each)
- Two desserts (a $6 value each)
Il Corso’s noodle wranglers draw from traditional recipes to craft their brick-oven-baked pizzas and hearty Italian entrees. Kick off meals with the Il Corso wings, straddled with barbecue and buffalo sauces, or the carpaccio di manzo, a smattering of beef tenderloin, baby arugula, and grated parmesan. The menu’s entree selection showcases a range of primo meats, much like a butcher’s gallery opening, flaunting succulent cuts of beef, veal, chicken, or fish. Angel-hair pasta speckled with truffle-cream baby spinach gingerly hoists up a sautéed veal cutlet in the vitello, while the saltati di tilapia pairs pan-roasted fish with tuscan vegetables and red potatoes. Glasses of house wine complement meals better than an Italian accordion player or 40-piece marching band. Or take an afternoon break with a lunch consisting of a four-cheese pizza, ham calzone, or vegetarian salad.
Within the confines of taupe walls, dark-wood accents and exposed-brick columns reminiscent of Old World trattorias cultivate a romantic atmosphere, saving casanovas the hassle of paying the waiter to shoot rose petals from a T-shirt cannon.
Il Corso Trattoria
The menu at Il Corso Trattoria overflows with traditional Italian dishes, displaying examples of lasagna, filet mignon, tilapia, paninis, and brick-oven pizzas. Inside the Old World–style eatery, exposed brick columns stand tall as diners feast on chefs' gourmet handiwork and sample wines that flow straight into the restaurant via transoceanic aqueducts.
166 Giralda Ave.
Coral Gables, Florida 33134