Like snowflakes, pastas are fluffy, come in variety of shapes, and can sustain a hungry traveler through long winters. Enjoy a warmer feast with today’s Groupon to Rino Trattoria. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get an upscale Italian dinner for two (up to a $91.80 total value), which includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to a $13.95 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $27.95 value each)
One dessert (up to an $8 value)
- For $59, you get an upscale Italian dinner for four (up to a $183.60 total value), which includes the following:
- Four appetizers (up to a $13.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $27.95 value each)
- Two desserts (up to an $8 value each)
Vivid murals evoke the idyllic oceanfront Italian Riviera at Rino Trattoria, where radiant wall sconces illumine a menu of Old-World dishes and brick-oven pizzas peppered with market-fresh ingredients. White-wine sauce showers baked clams bejeweled in garlic and oregano, priming palates for Italian feasts alongside other appetizers such as marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms crowned with spinach, mozzarella, and a lemon-butter sauce. Crackling flames flicker from Rino’s brick oven, which melts gooey homemade mozzarella over thin-crust pies—such as the shrimp-studded pizza del mare—while diners taunt it with compliments about water. Handmade potato dumplings splash in fragrant lochs of extra-virgin olive oil in the gnocchi al pesto. Veal chops and shell steak cook on the grill and and rich desserts including tiramisu scrawl a dulcet epilogue across the evening’s menu.
Under the gaze of vintage Italian posters and forests of empty wine bottles, glasses clink cheerily over pristine white tablecloths crafted from imported ghosts.
The chefs at Rino Trattoria slide wooden pizza peels into the flames of a brick oven, later lifting out thin-crust specialties crowned with toppings such as aged prosciutto and ricotta cheese. Inside the kitchen, they draw on a stock of fresh ingredients to craft Italian specialties such as veal marsala sautéed with wild mushrooms and housemade gnocchi enrobed in a light, but creamy pesto sauce. Behind the stone-topped bar, surrounded by paintings of Mediterranean seaside towns, staff members mix pitchers of sangria and pour glasses of wine from the extensive list. Diners relax at wooden tables draped in crisp white cloths while sampling housemade tiramisu or ricotta cheesecake desserts to round out meals.