When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of fine Italian wining and dining at Trattoria La Bocca in the Gaslamp Quarter. This Groupon is valid after 4 p.m. for dinner only and may not be used with other offers, specials, or happy hour.
Trattoria La Bocca, an Old World Italian gem, welcomes families, lovers, and cartoon dogs who are lovers to enjoy an elegant evening either amid its soothing, incandescent interior or its people-watchable open-air patio. The dinner menu, complemented by an extensive wine list, dances through traditional flavors including the prized insides of crab-stuffed portobello ripieno ($12) and the lush pink sauce ladled upon homemade gnocchi and mozzarella ($17). Diners who prefer their food in shoelace form will find it underpinning the clams and shrimp in spaghetti mare e terra ($20), with even more abundant sea life populating the risotto pescatore's ($22) tomato-sauce-filled edible aquarium. Carne comes cooked to your liking with options ranging from the modest 8-ounce filetto di manzo served with mashed potatoes ($30) to the hearty 24-ounce porterhouse known as fiorentina alla griglia, which drips delicately in a peppercorn brandy sauce ($42). Give either meat a gloriously leggy tango partner with a glass of Blackstone cabernet sauvignon ($8). If you're undecided on your wine pairing, feel free to ask your server—unless, of course, your entree is a traffic cone full of wine.
Swing through Trattoria La Bocca as a prelude or postlude to any Gaslight Quarterly engagement, be it theatrical, nightclubbery, or just good old-fashioned fightclubbery. If your dining party is greater than or equal to one barbershop quartet, you may combine up to two Groupons.
- The service was terrific. The bread was clearly fresh baked and we devoured it promptly. I have to say that the linguini with clams was indeed perfect. – Frank L., Yelp
- The food here was excellent. Came for a friends birthday and the service was great and the food was delicious! – Claudia S., Insider Pages
515 5th Ave.
San Diego, California 92101Get Directions