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$45 for Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two (Up to $96 Value)
- Two appetizers or salads (up to a $14 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $24 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $10 value each)
The menu’s starters, such as lightly fried calamari and caprese salads, lead into entrees of margherita pizza, gnocchi dotted with ricotta and spicy sausage, and pancetta-wrapped pork loin stuffed with homemade casalinga sausage and pork rinds. Desserts range from the signature tiramisu to zeppole, mini beignets dusted with cinnamon sugar.
From the rustic building to the home-cooked food, everything about Sugo Trattoria says home. The restaurant itself—a two-story restored heritage house that mirrors the Victorian era—invokes images of a trip to grandma's house. It’s a natural fit, considering head chef Rosalia Buggemi got her start in her own grandmother's kitchen back in Sicily, where she watched the matriarch make decadent pastas and cannoli for the whole family. Chef Buggemi honors her grandmother and the Italian tradition of eating for social enjoyment, rather than sustenance or revenge on Mother Nature, at Sugo. She makes everything—including the artichoke-topped pizza, fettuccini in a wild-mushroom sauce, and pancetta-wrapped pork loin—completely from scratch and serves it without an ounce of pretension. Her most celebrated dish, however, comes after the main course. Layered with homemade ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese, Chef Buggemi’s tiramisu is truly authentic, right down to the inclusion of Sicilian Marsala wine.