Romans’ passion for fine cuisine was exceeded only by their enthusiasm for rhetorical devices and naked statues. Savor traditionally excellent dishes with today’s Groupon to La Torretta Ristorante in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get an Italian dinner for two with a bottle of wine (up to a $77.98 total value), which includes:
- Two Food for the Gods entrees (up to a $25.99 value each)
- A bottle of red or white house wine (a $26 value)<p>
- For $20, you get $40 worth of anything on the menu.<p>
Clouds drift across the blue ceiling mural at La Torretta Ristorante, where pasta and poultry fill plates basking in the glow of stained glass and Renaissance-style paintings. Diners can look out at the McDowell Mountains from the patio as they spear forkfuls of calamari-packed linguine alla luciana, selected from the list of Food for the Gods entrees. Diners can also pilfer lasagna al saltimbocca from distracted deities, in which wide rafts of handcrafted pasta ford a river of veal, prosciutto, and untamed wild mushrooms.
Alternately, a standard dinner menu details the garlic-strewn clams oreganata and the carpaccio di manzo’s thin slices of beef tenderloin. Grape sippers can pore over an expansive wine list, searching for the American or Italian bottle that includes the tastiest miniature ship.
La Torretta Ristorante
Visitors to La Torretta Ristorante are immediately confronted with visions of Old World Italy. Classical imagery permeates every inch, from a large mural depicting a lounging woman under the watch of joyful putti, to a stained-glass reproduction of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. The patio offers more naturalistic views of the McDowell Mountains, as well as nightly glimpses of the maintenance crew that flips the power-on switch for each sunset. The restaurant's bill of fare also appeals to traditionalists. House specialties include the New Zealand rack of lamb, served with roasted potatoes, tomatoes, and fresh mint jelly, as well as the pollo farcitio formaggio quattro—a boneless chicken breast that's stuffed with prosciutto, mascarpone, fontina, and gruyere and then doused in a marsala-mushroom demi-glaze. Grape sippers can pore over an expansive wine list, searching for the American or Italian bottle that includes the tastiest miniature ship.
16640 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254