Tubular pasta has tickled the fancies of foodies, chemists, and surfers since the dawn of Italian culinary inventiveness. Hang a dining "10" with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian cuisine and drinks at Tre Porcellini on University Avenue. This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
Guided by the culinary wits of a native Italian, restaurant and wine bar Tre Porcellini styles traditional plates with a contemporary twist. Follow your entry into the starkly elegant dining space by perusing a list of Italian wines, with house vino starting at $5.50 per glass and bottles starting at $20. Launch traditional, three-course Italian dinners with antipasti of beef carpaccio, thinly sliced tenderloins topped with untamed arugula, artichokes, parmigiano, and capers worthy of a diamond heist ($10.95). The house specialty—cuttlefish-ink, flat-noodle pasta—melds sultry flavors of cherry tomatoes and seafood ragu without prompting lovelorn fish poetry ($15.95). Diners can also sate land-cravings by way of agnello alla palermitana, a combination of grilled and breaded lamb chops accented with rosemary potatoes and fresh-breath mint salmoriglio ($22.50).
San Diego magazine, the San Diego Union Tribune and the Foodie Girls all positively reviewed Tre Porcellini. More than 30 Yelpers give the business an average of four stars and eight TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes.
1417 University Ave.
San Diego, California 92103