The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine alone or with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks
$40 for a prix fixe meal for two including two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts or beverages (an $80 value)
Two diners can opt for a prix fixe menu. The regular menu offers other items, including veal-stuffed tortellini alla panna with pancetta for $16.95, grilled wild salmon for $23.95, and linguine with tiger prawns and garlic-chipotle pesto for $18.95. See the menu.
Behind the facade of a century-old former residence, La Rustica’s chefs drizzle organic, from-scratch sauces onto locally raised meats and homemade pastas. The culinary team veers away from run-of-the-mill Italian eats, instead luring tongues out of hiding with bait in the form of fresh Madagascar peppercorns, barolo-wine reduction, and Sambuca flambé sauce. The two-floored eatery's covered patio and pastel-hued interior lend the eatery a relaxed, homey vibe whether sitting near the flickering fireplace or one of the establishment's many art pieces covering the walls.