Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today’s Groupon to Vallé Cucina. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian dinner and drinks, valid Monday–Sunday.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian dinner and drinks, valid Monday–Thursday.<p>
At Vallé Cucina, seasoned chefs whip up Delaware Today’s pick for best crab cakes several years in a row, as well as specialty dry-aged steaks and homemade soups, sauces, and dressings enhanced by more than 200 wines. Diners dip into a trio of the accolade-winning jumbo lump crab cakes ($13), or tie on tongue helmets and spelunk into pastas such as the gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce ($14). Dishes from the maritime realm sate seafaring appetites with shrimp and scallops in a vodka cream sauce ($22), and land-based steaks represent turf with an 8-ounce filet mignon ($26) that can be paired with the Angelina creamy crab sauce ($6). With a full bar and an expansive wine list, Vallé Cucina has libations to suit every palate, leaving sippers as satisfied as a robot in a hardware store.
In Vallé Cucina’s kitchen, chefs form fresh jumbo lump crabmeat into thick patties, pan-sear them to a golden-brown hue, and drizzle their crispy crusts with beurre blanc. The eatery’s crab cakes have been hailed by Delaware Today as the city’s best for several years running. Vallé Cucina’s classic Italian entrees are held to the same high standard: chefs hand-roll gnocchi and drizzle them with slow-simmered tomato sauce, and accent dry-aged steaks with elegant flourishes such as peppercorn brandy cream sauce and blue cheese. Servers recommend selections from Vallé Cucina’s vast wine list to enhance steaks or Trevi Fountain reproductions.
Pike Creek Valley
4752 Limestone Rd.
Wilmington, Delaware 19808