Sooner or later, any girlfriend is going to figure out that all those fancy restaurants are just a bedroom redecorated with a new elaborate disguise each week. Postpone the inevitable by throwing a real fine-dining experience into the mix with today’s Groupon to Via dei Mille, an elegant SoHo establishment. Choose one of the following options:
In an stylish, inviting dining room, Via dei Mille serves the kind of tasty, authentic Italian cuisine found in small Naples restaurants, which has helped it to earn an excellent rating from the tough-to-please critics at Zagat. The restaurant’s dinner features a lengthy list of freshly prepared dishes that are sure to please even the most authentic of Italian grandmothers. Antipasti selections include the fritto misto—chewy fried calamari, rock shrimp, and zucchini completed with a piquant marinara sauce ($16). Main course captains can snag the costolette di agnello, which features juicy grilled lamb chops mingling with soft polenta ($30). Lunchtimers can celebrate creating a time-traveling stapler with the caprese panini, where bufala mozzarella and fresh basil converge with a pesto spread ($12).
In addition to bringing reprieve from your mundane weekday job of driving exploding cars off cliffs, the weekend delivers a myriad of flavors at Via dei Mille’s brunch, complete with a DJ spinning brunchtime classics. The brioche french toast comes voluptuously topped with strawberries, bananas, and blueberries ($15), and the Kobe beef burger satiates morning hunger with a half-pound of hearty seasoned beef ($22).
The surroundings are accommodating to conversations of all topics, ranging from your next big business or marriage proposal to short-lived debates about the Prussian rebellion. Coolly lit chandeliers hang over linen-draped tables like guardian angels in charge of ensuring diners can see the edible masterpiece before them. Vibrant artwork dots the walls, adding a splash of color to the upscale atmosphere as the diligent staff hustles and bustles around the room in near-choreographed precision.
Via dei Mille is Zagat rated and Gayot gives it a good rating of 13/20 chef hats. Citysearchers give it a five-star average: > * Traditional tastes meet SoHo-style “fashion” at this Northern Italian where trendy touches like a DJ keep the “beautiful people” coming – Zagat > * The steak and eggs were nothing like I’ve ever had before and the banana and strawberry pancakes were so soft and delectable. – JenniRiffic, Citysearch
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