When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $36, you get a four-course Italian dinner for two at Centro (a $76 value). The four-course meal includes:
- Bruschetta (a $6 value) and misto (an $8 value)
- Tortellini with peas, mushrooms, and prosciutto (a $13 value each)
- Combination entree of pollo limone and veal saltimbocca (a $22 value)
- New York–style cheesecake with berry topping (a $7 value each)
Centro patterns itself after European-style eateries, melding the relaxed atmosphere of a café with the gustatory capabilities of a full restaurant. The four-course Italian dinner stokes appetites and operatic hand gestures with bruschetta, consisting of garlic-and-parmesan-rubbed pizza dough topped with marinated roma tomatoes; and misto, a spiced medley of eggplant, mushrooms, peppers, artichokes and affettati. For the pasta course, two servings of tortellini come festooned with peas, mushrooms, and prosciutto before a flourish of brandy-cream sauce. The shareable main course pairs pollo limone's tender chicken awakened by lemon, white wine, mushrooms, and grated morning sunshine with the layered flavours of veal saltimbocca. The culinary melodrama then builds to a crescendo of New York–style cheesecake finished with a berry topping. Between bites, diners can hop on Centro's free WiFi to email their dining companion to pass the salt.