Before restaurants, it was only socially acceptable to eat another person's food when they invited you over for dinner or when they left their kitchen windows unlocked. Enjoy the tasty fruits of another's labor with today's Groupon to Tutto Italiano Ristorante. Choose between the following dining options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian dinner fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian lunch fare.
Tutto Italiano's South Loop flavor alchemists craft piquant sauces for drizzling over pasta, risotto, and meats, building hearty Italian entrees for lunch and dinner. The linguine marechiaro ($16.95 lunch, $19.95 dinner)—one of over eight noodle-based amalgamations— hosts a consortium of mussels, clams, and calamari within a light tomato broth, and the chicken fettuccine pairs grilled poultry with broccoli beneath a baldachin of creamy pesto sauce ($12.95 lunch, $15.95 dinner). Or hang a fang on the veal picatta ($15.95 lunch, $19.95 dinner), which comes to plates robed in a caper-encrusted tunic of tangy lemon-butter sauce speckled with roasted pine nuts. Meanwhile, slices of the filet mignon ($25.95, dinner only) work to impress onlooking mushrooms by splashing into lemon-butter or barolo sauce without wearing arm floaties.
Soft lighting emanates from wall-hung lampshades, illuminating the warm pink and red tones that fill the cozy, vintage-looking eatery. Diners nosh, converse, and loudly orate upon the pink-cushioned chairs that line the tables draped in crisp white linens.
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Tutto Italiano Ristorante
Exposed wooden beams arc elegantly over Tutto Italiano Ristorante's converted-train-car dining room, which sits affixed to an eatery where patrons feast on Italian lunch and dinner staples amid starched tablecloths. More than a dozen hearty pasta dishes, such as fluffy ravioli in a creamy pesto sauce, share menu space with savory entrees such as chicken marsala tinged with sweet wine sauce, which disappears into mouths faster than a love note addressed to someone who unexpectedly enters the room. Patrons seated inside the stationary locomotive swish potables from a large wine list as they envision the old-timey transcontinental treks illustrated in a nearby mural. Hardwood floors and cobalt hues border the bar and rosy chairs and salmon walls lined with wine bottles reign over the main dining room like a king on stilts.