A satisfying meal is a lot like a good film: the appetizer introduces the experience, the entrée is full of intriguing twists, and paying the bill makes you realize that your dining companion was a ghost the whole time. Get a critically acclaimed eating experience with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Italian fare for dinner at La Notte Cafe in Berwyn.
With a menu bearing what Examiner.com Chicago called Chicagoland's most indulgent italian chocolate truffle, La Notte Cafe sates classic and contemporary Italian tastes with tempting dishes and an extensive wine list. Italian-born chef Giovanni Matteo Mancini tailors entrées to individual tastes, giving pasta patrons and veal votaries the freedom to add ingredients, substitute sides, and perform calculus equations with complex pasta shapes. Diners can warm up tenacious taste buds for the main event with a creamy polenta La Notte, bedecked with sausage and peas ($9.95), before moving on to the tender veal cutlets of the vitello saltinbocca, with prosciutto, mozzarella, and sage in a white-wine sauce ($22.95). Like a bouquet of roses, the sauce of risotto del mare ($26.95) can be ordered in red or white and is imbued with the aroma of fresh seafood, brimming with shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari atop italian arborio rice ($26.95). Just as every business deal ends with a chocolate-covered handshake, meals at La Notte meet an ambrosial end with desserts such as the tulip, a chocolate cup filled with liquid tiramisu and strawberries drenched in raspicello liqueur and adorned with chocolate mousse, whipped cream, and velvety ladyfingers ($8).