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.
$25 for $50 Worth of Italian Fare
The menu includes caprese salad ($7.95) and entrees such as spaghetti bolognese ($15.95), sautéed sole in a pinot grigio sauce ($16.95), and stuffed veal sautéed in a lemon-butter-rosemary sauce ($19.95).
Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar
Rodolfo and Luisa Amadio are no strangers to the Charlotte restaurant scene. Following the success of Luisa?s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Dolce Ristorante Italiano, the pair decided to bring their passion for italian cuisine to Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar. Inside, honey-hued walls bask in the sunlight streaming through enormous picture windows. A tall semicircle platform is the dining room's centerpiece, displaying Rudy's inventory of more than 40 wine bottles, 35 of which are available by the glass. Chefs craft Italian starters for diners to pair with favorite varietals, creating hearty pasta dishes as well as seafood and veal in cognac and madeira-wine sauces. While chipping away at scoops of house-made gelato, diners can ask servers about reserving space on the outdoor patio for private parties or reserving space in the walk-in refrigerator for games of freeze tag.