Italy is the world's leading manufacturer of pasta, operas, and leaning towers. Celebrate these contributions with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Italian fare at Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Penticton.
Villa Rosa serves a savoury menu of flavourful fare crafted from a combination of Italian inspiration and Okanagan Valley ingredients. Relying heavily on local produce to augment, garnish, and tenderly cuddle its creations, Villa Rosa chefs whip up succulent entrees, including a surf-turf duo of tender boneless chicken breast and tiger prawns accompanied by fresh mushrooms and onions and topped with the kitchen's signature amoré sauce ($26). Rich, wine-based drizzlings make scheduled appearances in several dishes, with marsala-wine sauce adorning the slow-roasted rack of lamb ($38) and a rosé reduction sitting atop the veal-filled lasagna al forno ($18). In the linguine al granchio, real crab meat tangos with Caribbean lobster amid garlic, herbs, and a scintilla of spice ($17 for a half order). Oenophiles can sample these savouries while quaffing reds and whites from Villa Rosa's extensive wine list culled from local, international, and intergalactic vintners. The restaurant is open at 5 p.m. for dinner only.
Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano
During their bi-annual Wine Festivals, Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano hosts exclusive dinners paired with offerings from top Okanagan wineries. Luckily, Villa Rosa's Italian feasts aren't just available at these exciting events—the eatery's cooks use Okanagan Valley ingredients in their Italian-inspired dishes year-round, including amazingly fresh produce and world-class quality wine. Since opening in 1996 at the same location they occupy today, Villa Rosa has built a strong reputation in the area by offering consistently great food.
Garlicky lemon-cream sauce coats tiger prawn appetizers, while marsala wine reductions flavour cuts of Villa Rosa's signature grilled lamb chops. Pasta-wise, cooks toss baby Caribbean lobster with linguini and sauté fusilli with blends of basil pesto and white wine; they even whip up gluten-free versions of every pasta dish. To complement meals, bartenders supply a steady stream of reds and whites sourced from Italy and local wineries.
795 Westminster Ave. W
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1K9Get Directions