Taking loved ones on dinner dates makes them feel special, much like hiring a loud person to shout their name on the sidewalk. Make your sweetheart swoon with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$68 for a four-course prix fixe Italian dinner for two (a $121.60 value)
- Two antipasti (a $31.90 value)
- Two salads (a $15.90 value)
- Two entrees (a $59.90 value)
- Two desserts (a $13.90 value)<p>
For each person, the prix fixe menu includes an appetizer choice of eggplant rollatini or penne pasta tossed with bacon and broccoli raab. After a mixed salad, couples dive into entrees such as chicken francese sautéed in butter, lemon, and white wine or housemade fettuccine tossed with shrimp and a basil cream sauce. A cannoli or caramel custard finishes the meal on a sweet note.<p>
$20 for $40 worth of Italian food for dinner for two or more, such as grilled filet mignon with roasted potatoes ($34.95) or spinach ravioli in a sage-butter sauce ($16.95).<p>
Growing up across the street from the historical North End building where Villa Francesca now stands, Guglielmo Ranauro never guessed that he'd open a restaurant in 1976 and name it after his beloved mother. Ranauro was inspired by her traditional cooking and wanted to create a place where other people could get an authentic taste of Italy.
Today, Ranauro has handed over the family legacy to longtime manager and protégé Tomas Salmeron. Salmeron and his culinary team continue to follow those classic recipes, turning fresh-caught fruits of the sea into a daily seafood prix fixe menu. Furthermore, they transform chicken, lamb, steak, and veal into dishes you might find while strolling through a Tuscan piazza or steering a one-person submarine down a Venetian canal. The eatery’s extensive wine list, which includes 140 Italian and international varieties, earned a 2012 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Even the ambiance points diners in the direction of Italy: tin ceilings and stained-glass accents add Old-World nostalgia, and the exposed-brick walls are anchored by Romanesque archways and paintings of bustling village scenes.