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 La Grotta on Main in Unionville. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for dinner.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for lunch.
La Grotta's expert chef crafts homemade pastas and authentic Mediterranean cuisine for both lunch and dinner. Lunchtime diners can quell hunger with Simone's grilled chicken sandwich, layered with marinated chicken breast, melted mozzarella, and smoked tomato ($11.95). Alternatively, the peppercorn beef carpaccio appetizer greets dinner guests with thin, cured meat slices drizzled in a lemon-infused olive oil that sparks memories of summer internships at the lemonade stands of Tuscany ($12.95). In the agnolotti della Grotta, culinary gurus meld the flavors of mushrooms and round pasta stuffed with ricotta and goat cheese, and then sauté the edible pillows in a basil-and-tomato-infused cream ($19.95). Dijon mustard and fine herb panache form a crust around the rack of lamb ($32.95), and jumbo tiger shrimp marinate in Tennessee bourbon ($25.95). Meanwhile, draft beers report for drink duty, and waiters pour more than 40 red and white wines before donating the bottle's used cork to a tattered dartboard.
Meals unfold amid the dining room's hanging plants and fireplace, all surrounded by walls painted with a faux stone finish, adorned in Italian decor and supported by pillars of string cheese. A pergola stretches over the outdoor patio, where teeth munch al fresco next to flowers and trees.
La Grotta on Main
Street festivals are often held on the historic streets outside La Grotta on Main, mirroring the culinary festivities that take place daily inside the restaurant. In the kitchen, chefs deftly prepare house-made pastas and gourmet Mediterranean entrees suitable for both lunch and dinner. As meals unfold, waiters swing down from the dining room's white drapes to pour dozens of red and white wines, including a house sangiovese imported from Italy. La Grotta on Main's culinary wizards can also conjure up meals that accommodate special diets. A faux-stone finish wraps around the eatery's interior walls, where the flickering glow of a fireplace spills across decorative plants and white tablecloths. Outside, a pergola overhangs the outdoor patio as diners feast their hungry eyes on vibrant flora and gently poke nearby trees until they pass the salt.
205 Main St.
Unionville, Ontario L3R 2G8