Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane fuel mixture of tomato sauce and mustache hair, which made them run forever but left ladybug-luring leaks in driveways. Power your body motor without having to share with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Zurlo's Bistro Italiano.
Kick-start dinner with an order crab cakes, served with fried quail eggs and yellow pepper aioli ($14), or the trio spread plate with white-bean hummus, caponata, and red kidney bean pate ($8). Moving from primers to prime time, Zurlo’s offers a variety of classic and creative entrees. Its specialty is brick-oven pizza ($10), and it also offers standout selection of pastas, soups, salads, and cute Italian grandmas working the kitchen. The homemade porcini mushroom gnocchi is flecked with sun-dried tomatoes and smothered in Gorgonzola cream sauce ($14), while less landlubbing eats include seameats such as the oxymoronic jumbo scallops ($23) or pesto salmon sided with red potatoes ($18). To quell midday invasions from internal hunger trolls, Zurlo’s also serves lunch.
A moderately priced wine list and inventive cocktail menu complement the tasty bites like warm milk after a vigorous jog. Try the New York New York, a fruity mix of Cruzan Guava rum, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, cranberry juice, lemonade, and Grand Marnier ($8). Helmed by head chef Enzo Zurlo, the restaurant hits the line of seasonal and timeless cuisine with more accuracy than an overachieving fifth grader in a crayon-coloring contest. Dine inside and marvel at the modern décor, or take the party to Zurlo's outdoor treetop patio.
Call ahead for table reservations. This Groupon is not valid for happy-hour specials or other offers.
- The tomato basil soup was skillfully textured, with shreds of fresh basil and small chunks of onion, garlic and tomato punctuating its partially pureed base. – Nichole Aksamit, Omaha World-Herald
- If Italian is your flavor, then go savor what Zurlo's has to offer. You'll walk out a happy paisano. – Perri Pryor, Examiner
- The food is outstanding. The portions are quite large. – tam, Urbanspoon
13110 Birch St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68164Get Directions