Italian cuisine is often served “family style”—off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners’ heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.
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- $25 for $50 worth of northern Italian cuisine for two
- $49 for $100 worth of northern Italian cuisine for four<p>
The chef uses in-season produce to craft a dinner menu of housemade walnut pesto with sundried tomatoes ($14), squid-ink and calamari risotto ($15), breaded veal ($16), and white pizza topped with truffle oil and champignon mushrooms ($15).
Specchio chef and owner Gino Assaf constantly reinvents a menu of Northern Italian cuisine to accommodate in-season ingredients sourced from local farmers. House-made breads and pastas and Italian wines accompany specialty dishes, such as wild-boar pappardelle, risotto, and pistachio pesto. A disco-ball chandelier, invented during Edison's Saturday Night Fever phase, tops the bar, past which a fearless arrangement of mismatched furniture and sculptures fills the restaurant's second-floor lounge. Fellini movies light the wall above the kitchen, and diners share plates, glasses of Italian beer, and approving nods from sentient sculptures.