Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
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$67 for a Tuscan four-course prix fixe dinner with wine for two (up to a $126 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $16 value)
- Two insalata mistas (a $16 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $60 value)
- Two glasses of wine (a $24 value)
- One dessert (a $10 value)<p>
$126 for a Tuscan four-course prix fixe dinner with wine for four (up to a $248 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $32 value)
- Four insalata mistas (a $32 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $120 value)
- One bottle of wine (up to a $44 value)
- Two desserts (a $20 value)<p>
After antipasti and salads to start, the dinner leads diners on a Tuscan vacation with entrees that range from fresh-made pappardelle with wild-boar sausage to fresh salmon or veal scaloppine in marsala wine. Glasses of Casialino pinot grigio or Linea Margherita cabernet sauvignon clink together in celebration of the meal, which concludes with a choice of crème brûlée or white-chocolate mousse for dessert.<p>
In a space described by the owners as "rustic chic," Saporissimo’s chefs knead and roll out fresh pasta dough, shave pungent truffles, and prepare wild game to populate a menu that celebrates traditional Tuscan cuisine. Named a defender of Italian culinary excellence by the Italy-America chamber of commerce and praised in the Sun Sentinel for its “unobtrusive, yet attentive” service, Saporissimo seats its guests in chocolate-hued chairs next to white tablecloths in the dining room of what used to be a private house. From the muted yellow walls, sunlight streams through windows during the day to alight on plates of Italian cuisine that Miami's Italian consul general has recognized as authentic, including antipasti of duck-breast carpaccio or a truffled polenta with wild-boar ragu.
Strings of party lights along the ceiling create a warm, low-lit atmosphere at night, encouraging intimate conversations and clandestine swaps of microfiche between bites of pappardelle with wild-boar sausage or wild rabbit braised with wine, garlic, and peppers. Inset into an exposed-brick wall, a six-pane window augments the feeling of dining in a private Tuscan home.