Contrary to popular belief, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a lawsuit. Enjoy Italian cuisine without fear of physical reprisal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at either of La Gondola Italian Restaurant's two locations.
La Gondola has been importing Sicilian flavors to Chicago since 1984, and was voted Best Italian Food in Chicago on City's Best in 2010 and 2008. Menu highlights include rigatoni boscaiola, pasta coated in a cream tomato sauce, fresh mushrooms, and sautéed italian sausage ($13.50). Freshly breaded veal medallions are tucked in and baked under a blanket of mozzarella and marinara in the veal parmigiana ($18), and the grilled salmon takes a quick dip in olive oil and lemon sauce before settling next to the roasted potatoes and broccoli of the salmon Vesuvio ($17). Rather than finish with an after-dinner scratch and sniff sticker, patrons can end meals with a sweet treat such as house-made tiramisu ($5) made with Disaronno amaretto.
White linens clothe tables in the dining room, where framed artwork in distinctive Italian styles hangs, reminding diners of the summer they spent in Italy painting St. Peter's Basilica with tomato sauce.
La Gondola Italian Restaurant
Executive Chef Andrew McGuire tops tables at La Gondola Italian Restaurant with heaping platters of pizza and hearty pasta dishes, earning the intimate bistro Zagat ratings since 1991. Made-from-scratch sauce and more than 25 toppings stand ready to bedeck hand-tossed pizzas, which sail to tables in extra-thin, thin, pan, or stuffed crusts. Made from a secret Roman recipe guarded by on-staff gladiators, the stracciatella soup warms bellies alongside house-made minestrone, setting the stage for the signature rigatoni boscaiola and glassfuls of wine or beer.