Italian food is known for its signature ingredients, including rich marinara, fluffy pasta, and meatballs carved into the shape of Al Pacino’s silhouette. Celebrate tradition with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get dinner and drinks for two from a prix-fixe menu at SoLita Las Olas (up to a $106 value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $16 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $29 value each)
- Two drinks (up to a $16 value each)
SoLita Las Olas entices eaters with homestyle Italian-American recipes crafted from fresh ingredients, all served amongst beveled mirrors and tufted sofas. Duos practice choreographed fork-spearing routines over starters such as house-made meatballs lounging in freshly made tomato-basil sauce and ricotta cheese, or the pizza di parma, crowned with prosciutto, mascarpone, arugula, and a sprinkling of aged balsamic. Amicable servers usher plates or 10-gallon hats of snapper Angela to tables, complete with a posse of peppers, red onions, and clams, all dressed in a matching white-wine tomato broth. A bone-in veal chop milanese serenades palates, and salad greens, tomato, red onion, and balsamic vinaigrette harmonize. Pasta entrees include fresh spinach ravioli in a velvety mascarpone sauce and pillowy gnocchi mingling with chicken, mushrooms, spinach, and roasted pepper in a parmesan-cream sauce.
A black-and-purple color scheme parades around SoLita Las Olas' chic and elegant interior, its gauzy curtains and dark tablecloths romantically lit beneath sparkling chandeliers. The ornate dining room and lounge make an ideal setting for a first date, special occasion, or celebratory Italian dinner for finally having beaten Super Mario Bros. blindfolded.
Solita Las Olas
Though Solita Las Olas's lounge-like atmosphere has been known to attract celebrities, such as the Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem, nightlife isn't even its main draw. In addition to a bustling upscale lounge and dining room, SoLita—or "south of Little Italy"— houses a hopping kitchen where chefs cook Italian meals using generations-old family recipes. Local and imported ingredients give zings of flavor to fresh pasta dishes, draped in sauces from spicy white wine tomato sauce to rich Parmesan cream. For heartier meals, chefs grill rib-eye steaks, veal chops, and filet mignon, or sizzle the catch-of-the-day with garlic, capers, and a sense of man's dominance over the mighty ocean.
East Fort Lauderdale
1032 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301