If it weren't for Italy, the world would never know the joys of pasta, and Italians would live on rafts. Today's Groupon celebrates Italy's substantial contributions: for $20, you get $43 worth of Italian fare and drinks at IL Tartufo Ristorante in Mississauga.
IL Tartufo Ristorante smatters palates with classic upscale Italian fare. The primi piatti menu invites diners to cavort through pasta prairies, with entrees such as gnocchi gorgonzola ($15.98), potato dumplings in an arugula pesto cream sauce. Like a renegade bocci ball, flavours occasionally veer into far-off lands, with dishes such as the fettuccine jambalaya ($16.98), starring a dynamic cast of chicken, sausage, and shrimp.
In the evening, IL Tartufo's ochre walls glow beneath romantic lighting supplied by freelancing fireflies, as diners acquaint themselves with sumptuous entrees. The protein-packed secondi piatti menu fuels bellies with the petto di pollo ($16.98), a free-range boneless chicken breast or the costolette di agnello ($29.98), a char-broiled New Zealand lamb rack basking in a red wine demi-glaze.
Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. IL Tartufo is closed Sundays.
Chef Dhesi helms the kitchen at Il Tartufo, cooking up classic Italian dishes in a fine-dining setting. On the menu you'll find fettuccine pasta in a parmesan cream sauce, pan-seared veal scaloppine, and ravioli large enough to use as extra pillows in the dining room's intimate booths. The soft lighting during the dinner hour creates an inviting ambience for special occasions or a romantic mood for dates.
7033 Telford Way
Mississauga, Ontario L5S 1V4Get Directions