Dining out is a sensory experience you just can’t replicate at home, even by trying out a famous chef’s recipes or buying their line of bottled smells. Breathe in the real thing with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$32 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $71 total value)
- Two glasses of house wine (a $20 value)
- One appetizer (up to a $13 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $38 value)<p>
$55 for an Italian dinner for four (up to a $137 total value)
- One bottle of house wine (a $35 value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $26 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $76 value)<p>
Diners can peruse the plentiful menu to select appetizers such as carpaccio di tonno ($13), a dish of fresh tuna, capers, and onions; and cozze mare chiaro ($10), mussels sautéed in white wine with red pepper, garlic, and parsley. House wines complement the flavors in entrees such as ravioli all’astice ($19), lobster ravioli in a pink sauce; pollo grigliato ($16), a grilled chicken dish; and polpettone siciliano ($13), a dish of minced beef with egg, ham, fontina cheese, and onions in a savory tomato sauce.<p>
Taormina of Mulberry Street
A longtime staple of Little Italy, the recently reopened Taormina exudes the old-school refinement that made Mulberry Street famous. And as the one-time favorite haunt of notorious mobster John Gotti—according to many sources, including Eater NY—it’s quite famous in its own right. Named for a small town on Sicily’s east coast, Taormina draws inspiration for its menu from both the island and the Italian mainland. Sicily’s rich culinary history makes its mark on the menu in the form of marinated Sicilian olives and parmigiana di melanzana siciliana, or eggplant parmigiana. Culinary influences from Milan and Florence make an appearance in dishes such as bistecca alla fiorentina, a succulent grilled T-bone steak, and pollo alla milanese, breaded chicken served with french fries.