Italian cuisine is easily identified by a heavy presence of tomatoes, a variety of cheese, and throngs of miniature gondoliers intoning its praises. Enjoy a meal worth singing about with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Tutto Fresco.
Tutto Fresco's team of pasta pros prepare a menu of classic Italian dishes served in a familial Italian atmosphere. Limber chomping muscles or terrify white T-shirts with appetizers such as bruschetta sprinkled with garlic and cherry tomatoes ($4) or calamari fritti, which nestles deep-fried calamari alongside a zesty marinara sauce ($9). Spaghetti diavola anxiously waits with a trio of scallops, shrimp, and baby clams ($17) for an opportunity to twist itself around a fork or nearby telephone pole. Munch on eggplant parmigiana, baked eggplant blanketed with pomodoro sauce and a duo of mozzarella and pecorino cheese ($13), or treat taste buds to the risotto Tutto Fresco, which sets sautéed spinach-stuffed shrimp afloat in a sea of white-wine sauce and risotto ($16).
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On the outside, Tutto Fresco appears to be an unassuming storefront restaurant. But, on inside, the restaurant burns with the culinary curiosity that has fueled Mediterranean cooking for generations. There, the chef summons the spirits of Italy’s gourmet traditions to craft rich pastas, light risottos, and tender cuts of veal paired with house wines or drinks from a full bar. Moving between the dining room’s fresco-decked walls, well-dressed waiters serve the hearty entrees at a dozen simple cloth-covered tables.
3829 N Broadway St.
Chicago, Illinois 60613