The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean-American fare at WineO.
WineO's chefs harvest the fruits of the Mediterranean and fuse them with American sensibilities to forge a menu of Mediterranean-inspired finery. The steamy bouillabaisse joins mussels, calamari, and bay scallops in a sumptuous broth ($20), showcasing just a smidgen of the selection of fresh sea meats culled from Philly's Italian Market. A savory mushroom-onion sauce keeps the new york strip decently dressed with piquant flavor even after its fetching dressing of potatoes and veggies has disappeared ($22), and pasta quattro formaggi melts gorgonzola, fontina, mozzarella, and parmesano into a creamy, rich sauce ($13) that makes noodles taste divine and forks twirl like a ballet dancer covered in crème fraiche. All desserts and breads are crafted fresh each day on-site, and all other ingredients are sourced from nearby Italian markets whenever possible.
Red antique fixtures cast a fiery pink glow over the wooden bar and exposed brick walls, inviting an extended stay at one of the cozy tables. Grab today's Groupon to prep for a romantic dinner with the one you love, or gift it to a friend cultured enough to appreciate the many perks of a fine restaurant with a bibs-optional policy.
Northern Liberties/ Fishtown
447 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123Get Directions