What You'll Get
For $20, today's side deal gets you $40 worth of upscale Italian fare and drinks at Montenapo Ristorante Della Moda in the New York Times Building.
A perfectly cast spot for a pre- or post-theater meal thanks to its prime location, Montenapo takes its name from a stylish Milan thoroughfare. Start a tour of chef Carlo Apolloni's pan-Italian menu with antipastos such as filet mignon carpaccio with polenta tuile and arugula ($18) and polipetti alla griglia (grilled octopus with frisse salad, fennel, and fava beans) ($19). Ravioli d’ aragosta comes stuffed with lobster and brandy-paprika sauce ($28), and the ravioli di fagiano and scamorzza affumicata contains poach guinea hen and pecorino tuscano ($26). For a different permutation of pasta, try the paccheri ($20), which partners tubular noodles with cherry tomatoes and n'duja Calabria sausage. Shepherds can send disobedient followers a deliciously menacing message with Costolette d’agnello (Colorado rack of lamb) ($35) or curry favor with the flock by ordering a bistecca Newyorchese a 16-ounce grilled sirloin steak with braised endive and potato cake ($45). Montenapo's full bar slings specialty cocktails to keep thirsts on the defensive and, and the 23-foot-high ceilings paired with floor-to-ceiling windows give claustrophobic taste buds ample space and natural light in which to relax.
- I would definitely recommend Montenapo for a special night out on the town, or even a business luncheon. Just make sure you leave room for dessert. – Termeh Mazhari, New York Buzz
- The dining experience at Montenapo was excellent. Setting was very attractive, in a high-ceilinged spacious room overlooking the atrium of the NYTimes building. – An OpenTable.com User who dined on 08/25/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 27, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Valid toward alcohol. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.