Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn't deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare plus two glasses of house wine (up to a $14 value) at Soprano’s in Costa Mesa (up to a $54 total value).
Soprano’s pasta proficients dish up a flavorful menu of authentic Italian eats. Cut teeth on crispy cuts of bruschetta ($7.95) or garlic bread ($3.95) before sprinkling a trail of surplus crumbs to lure in roving dessert carts. Chefs pepper homemade pizza dough in a variety of gourmet toppings ($8+), such as homemade meatballs, roma tomatoes, or grilled eggplant, or use it to ensconce the Thai calzone’s fragrant mélange of garlic chicken, carrots, scallions, and zesty peanut sauce ($9.95). Soupçons of tarragon and cognac embolden a light cream sauce as it drizzles across the penne con sarge’s sliced grilled chicken and sun-dried tomatoes ($13.95), and friendly servers strap on snorkels to fetch plates of salmon pomodoro ($18.95), a broiled pink fillet crowned with garlic, tomato, and fresh basil.
Under new ownership, Soprano's fills its menu with classic Italian recipes. Chefs top the penne con Sarge with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and a tarragon-cognac cream sauce and ladle rosemary demi-glace over braised lamb shanks. Soprano's also creates specialty pizzas such as the maui with ham and pineapple and the new yorker—simple slices of cheese with tomato sauce.