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 Piazza Dario. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get an Italian lunch for two (up to a $50 total value).
The meal includes:
- Two soups or caprese salads (up to an $8 value each)
Two entrées from the following options (up to a $17 value each):
- Spaghetti bolognese
- Scaloppine al portobello
Vegetarian pasta di fara
- For $25, you get $50 worth of dinner fare (includes a free dessert when used on Sunday or Monday evening).
Chef and owner Claudio Ranallo continues to eradicate stomach yearnings with his more than 40 years of perfecting classic Italian pasta, seafood, and steak dishes at La Piazza Dario. Lunchtime escapades start with a bowl of the soup du jour or the classic combination of fresh mozzarella and tomato in the caprese salad. Then, guests may spool a few feet of spaghetti bolognese around a fork or cut into the scaloppine al portobello, a veal chop slathered in portobello-mushroom gravy. Evening dwellers peruse the dinner menu, selecting from 14 pasta dishes such as linguine al pesto and penne with chicken. A preparation of salmon in white-wine sauce marries the fruits of the ocean to the fruits of the vineyard, and the grilled T-bone sizzles audibly on its journey from kitchen to table to let other dishes know it’s time to abdicate their forks. Dinner guests on Sunday or Monday nights all receive a free dessert.
La Piazza Dario
As a child in Italy, Chef Claudio Ranallo learned to cook alongside his father; as a student in Sorrento he cooked alongside his peers at culinary arts school, and as a member of the Italian army he cooked for many of his generals. His cooking traditions and Italian roots are the foundation of every dish at La Piazza Dario, which opened in 1977 and was recently named one of OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Winners for Italian food in 2011. The menu includes an array of artistically plated Italian eats, such as handmade gnocchi in rose sauce, venison in wild berry sauce, and prawns and scallops in lemony white-wine sauce.
3075 Slocan St.
British Columbia, V5M 3E4