Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn’t deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today’s Groupon to Il Piccolino Ristorante. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get dinner for two (up to a $71 total value). The dinner includes:
- One starter (up to a $12 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $26 value each)
One dessert (up to a $7 value)
- For $59, you get dinner for four (up to a $142 total value). The dinner includes:
- Two starters (up to a $12 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $26 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $7 value each)
Robust pastas, creative pizzas, and gourmet meat and seafood entrees from Il Piccolino Ristorante’s menu campaign for table space. Groupon purchasers can arrive with one distinguished guest or a set of indistinguishable triplets and share the bruschetta toscana ($8). A grilled salmon filet protects itself from falling asparagus branches with a coating of a pepper-chipotle sauce ($26), and six authentic Italian pizzas ($17) pile on plates. Guests forge an alliance between fork and spoon for a measured twirl of the esotica, a mountain of linguine crested by tiger shrimp, apple, mushrooms, red onion, and capped with a creamy curry sauce ($18). To silence clanging sweet teeth, diners indulge in a chocolate cake infused with white chocolate and drizzled with raspberry sauce ($7).
Il Piccolino Ristorante accommodates guests in an intimate dining room adorned with light yellow and white textured walls, clothed tables, and black-and-white photos and paintings. Ivy-covered trellises surround a patio where diners can nibble under umbrellas and enjoy live songs performed by passing kites.
Il Piccolino Ristorante
Piccolino translates from Italian as "very little one." In this case, piccolino refers to the quaint vintage villa that houses the rustic Il Piccolino Ristorante. Grape vines wind around the sun-drenched patio framed by trellises that leads to an interior of stucco-textured walls offsetting leather chairs and paisley-print tablecloths. This homespun, Old-World ambiance reinforces a menu of made-to-order Italian comfort food. Chefs stuff manicotti with ricotta and blanket gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce. They also adorn pizzas with ingredients such as tiger shrimp, italian sausage, and chili-marinated eggplant for a take on Italian that is both familiar and surprising.
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