What You'll Get
Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian fare and wine at Taverna Corvino in Federal Hill.
Taverna Corvino's seasoned chef uses nothing but the freshest and most authentic Old World ingredients to put together a menu of pastas, paninis, and hoagies for lunch and dinner. Begin the evening with a trio of fried risotto balls lightly coated in three cheeses and served with dipping sauce ($6), or the spicy jumbo prawns sautéed in garlic, butter, white wine, and chile flakes ($11). Taverna Corvino boasts a variety of homemade pastas, so feel free to sample a few among the table, such as three-cheese baked macaroni topped with pancetta ($13) or the MD crab ravioli stuffed with sweet lump crab and blended cheeses and topped with olive pesto ($16). Or fill your belly to the brim with flatbread pizzas featuring ingredients like fresh spinach, eggplant, albino anchovies, sweet Italian sausage, or shaved pecorino ($8 for a pizza with two toppings, extra ingredients $0.50–$1 each).
Because no authentic Italian meal is complete without grapen goodness, request a glass of Edna Valley chardonnay ($9), or share a bottle of Rabbit Ridge cabernet ($35) with an abecedarian oenophile to learn the fruity terrain together. Taverna Corvino's staffers are well-versed in wine varieties, so they're happy to recommend a bottle to pair with a plate or pour atop the prow of a new scooter. The atmosphere is as amenable as the servers, with sultry low lighting, warm wood accents, and chalky illustrations dancing across the walls.
Groupon is not valid toward carry-out. Taverna Corvino has recently updated its menu, please reference the menu linked in this deal.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 14, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid toward carry-out. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.