When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of authentic Italian cuisine at Tresca.
Tresca's menu tempts forks to twirl around handmade pastas and sauces prepared with fresh local ingredients. Lean your taste bud Tower of Pisa toward linguine con gamberoni ($24) to take senses on a tour of garlic shrimp, dry white wine, and olio santo in a hand-cut linguine taxi. The filetto di manzo ($32) subdues carnivorous savor cravings by bathing an aged Black Angus tenderloin in homemade steak sauce, and the cioppino amalfi ($33) satisfies sea foodies with lobster, shrimp, calamari, shellfish, and whitefish simmered in saffron tomato broth. In the agnello sardo ($37), roasted rack of lamb dances to passionate tomato-and-herb salsa music, scandalizing food society's crispy upper crust. Saturated with espresso and layered with mascarpone and chocolate sauce, tiramisu ($9) highlights a dessert menu brimming with gourmet pastries.
On two dining floors, guests bask in the earth tones and dark wood fixtures of Tresca's old-world, Tuscan-inspired interiors. Couples can enjoy a romantic evening on the second-floor balcony, where they'll admire views of Hanover Street and the inside of their eyelids when they blink.
233 Hanover St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02113