Italian cuisine highlights noodles in a prominent role and allows them to shine more impressively than their previous career as understudies for Shirley Temple's hair. Put savory cuisine in the spotlight with today's Groupon to Marconi's Ristorante in La Grange. Choose between the following options for two:
- For $35, you get an appetizer, two entrees, and two glasses of wine, Monday–Thursday (an $80 value). Click here for an overview of the courses.
- For $40, you get an appetizer, two entrees, and two glasses of wine, Friday and Saturday (an $80 value). Click here for an overview of the courses.
For more than half a century, chefs have crafted Tuscan-inspired entrees that draw on family recipes and homemade sauces in the elegant confines of Marconi's Ristorante. Diners can discuss the feasibility of a trans-Atlantic olive-oil pipeline over an antipasto platter adorned with salami, prosciutto, fontina cheese, and olives or spark appetites with one of a variety of other appetizers. Marconi's extensive menu reverberates with entrees including eggplant parmigiana and pollo al Vesuvio, a half chicken that chefs slowly sauté in olive oil, garlic, and white wine until it is as tenderly impressive as the first steps of a pillow. Baby clams, scallops, and mussels swim a relay race through pomodoro sauce atop a thick nest of pasta in the linguine Viareggio.
Sip wine in the glow of warm hanging lights and golden walls with thick wooden accents in Marconi's rustic interior as floral tablecloths peacefully daydream of growing up to become wedding bouquets. Though there is a limit of one Groupon per table for this deal, Marconi's is available for private parties.
Vasco Marconi immigrated to Chicago from a small town in Tuscany in 1959, bringing his wife, his son, and a slew of authentic recipes with him. He opened an Italian restaurant on the west side of Chicago, where it prospered until his retirement in 1997, when John Marconi took on his father's torch and moved the eatery to La Grange. Since then, the Marconi family has kept the family recipes alive in their bustling, family-style restaurant through frequent practice and routine cookbook séances. John still oversees the menu, paying homage to his father’s original recipes with homemade meat ravioli, chicken vesuvio, and a bounty of seasonal specialties.
15 Calendar Ct.
La Grange, Illinois 60525