What You'll Get
Italian cuisine accompanies many Americans through their rites of passages, from first dates over tiramisu to ceremonial breakup lasagnas. Guide your taste buds through life with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Vernon's Café in Niles.
Vernon's Café hosts feasts of classic Italian and American dishes in a warm family atmosphere. The dinner menu is populated with hearty starters such as the steamed mussels in a white-wine-garlic-butter sauce ($7) and a selection of fresh salads ($6.50–$10.50). Try the veal marsala ($17.50)—veal medallions sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms—or entertain the handmade jumbo cheese ravioli which, like eccentric Italian uncles, are always stuffed with ricotta and spinach and bathed in a meatball-tomato sauce ($11). The lunch menu lights flavor flares with well-seasoned plates such as a bruschetta gamberetto caprese of chopped shrimp on tuscan bread with marinated tomatoes, basil, and olive oil ($8). Forge a peace treaty over a harmonious dish of cavatelli and sausage in a classic tomato sauce ($7.50) or delight enemies with a declaration of war folded in the ciabatta bun of a chargrilled chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and provolone ($7.50).
Guests are cheerily greeted by staff while tasteful flora and chandeliers set the mood for a 2001 Frog's Leap zinfandel from Napa, and a river of Italian reds and whites takes tongues on a tour of Italy without the taste-bud-poking paddles of gondoliers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Must buy 1 food item. Not valid for banquets. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.