What You'll Get
Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today's Groupon to La Guardia. Choose between the following options:
For $29, you get a dinner for two (up to a $62 total value) that includes:
- One appetizer (up to $15)
- Two entrees (up to $20 each)
- One dessert (up to $7)
For $49, you get dinner for four (up to a $124 total value) that includes:
- Two appetizers (up to $15 each)
- Four entrees (up to $20 each)
- Two desserts (up to $7 each)
La Guardia concocts a menu of traditional and fine-dining Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients and handmade techniques to satisfy both hearty appetites and lighter eaters in a 60-person seating area in a warmly lit, intimate atmosphere. Arancini balls arrive loaded with beef and peas and topped with meat sauce. Garlic, white wine, and sun-dried tomatoes mingle in a sauté pan with a heaping portion of shrimp to compose the gamberi alla provinciale. Pasta dishes such as the paglia e fieno find spinach and egg noodles frolicking tip-in-tip through a field of rich cream, peas, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese. La Guardia proffers 15 varieties of veal dishes, from veal scallops sautéed with mushrooms and flavoured with white wine to veal medallions decorated with prosciutto slices in butter, wine, and sage sauce. To signal the end of dinner, vanilla ice cream burrows into a stuffed cream puff drenched in hot fudge and toasted nuts, and an Italian-style fritter powders its face with cinnamon sugar before serenading fresh apple compote.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Extra fee for Broiled Veal Chop, Filetto di Mignon, and Full Rack of Lamb. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About La Guardia
Soft light fills the air at La Guardia, which has been serving traditional Italian fare since 1979. In addition to pastas, chicken, and steak, the menu stars 15 veal dishes, such as vitello saltimbocca, a Roman specialty that douses veal medallions and prosciutto in a butter, wine, and sage sauce. Chefs celebrate seafood on two of their eight specialty pizzas, with a fresh tomato and crab meat pie and a crust heavy with calamari, cuttlefish, octopus, and anchovies.