Sinking teeth into a delicious meal is one of life's greatest pleasures, along with slipping into a hot bath and punching out a rival team's mascot. Avoid being caught on the jumbotron with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of cuisine at La Gondola Italian Restaurant. This Groupon is valid at both locations.
Favorably reviewed by the media and enthusiastically rated by Zagat for 20 years in a row, the award-winning La Gondola Italian Restaurant has garnered praise for its Old World cuisine. Chefs hand-toss dough before architecting Chicago-style deep-dish pies, such as the quattro formaggi, with a foundation of secret sauce and furnishings of blue cheese crumbles, mozzarella, provolone, and pecorino romano ($16–$24). Homemade pesto and fresh ricotta swaddle tender gnocchi ($15), and fried squid—dusted with signature breading—arm-wrestle with fork tines in the calamari ripieni alla griglia's arena of olive oil, garlic, and butter ($16).
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.