A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother’s hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get an Italian dinner at Venezia Ristorante in Glendale (a $55.90 total value). Dinner includes:
- $40 worth of Italian dinner fare
- A choice of two glasses of the following house-wine selections: pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, torentes, super tuscan, or malbec (a $7.95 value each).<p>
This deal is not valid on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Saturday after 5 p.m.
Executive Chef Giovan B. Spatola of Venezia Ristorante crafts a menu of authentic Italian dishes. Patrons begin dinner with appetizers such as the carpaccio di manzo’s thinly sliced filet mignon with parmigiano regiano and truffle oil ($11.95), a bite as earthy and decadent as a secret tunnel under a polo club. Forks slice through plates of four-cheese ravioli with spinach, tomato, and basil ($14.95), and steak knives sharpen in anticipation for a 10-ounce rib eye with pan-roasted potatoes, asparagus, and mushrooms ($23.95). For dessert, a rich slice of ricotta cheesecake ($5.95) makes palates sing with the bright flavor of natural orange essence. Pairs can complement dishes with house wines, such as the 2008 Centine, known as a super tuscan for its blend of different varietals and ability to quickly change into grape soda when placed inside a phone booth. Guests lounge during warmer months on an expansive outdoor patio in wicker chairs beneath wide red umbrellas.