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$59 for Italian Meal for Two with Appetizers, Entrees, Dessert, and Champagne at Firenze Ristorante (Up to $156 Value)

An experienced sommelier can suggest the perfect wine pairing for beef, poultry, or couples too scared to try kissing. Couple up with this Groupon.

$59 for an Italian Meal for Two (Up to $156 Value)

  • Two antipasti or insalate appetizers (up to a $12 value each)
  • Two pasta, fish, meat, or chicken entrees (up to a $49 value each)
  • Two glasses of champagne (a $12 value each)
  • One housemade dessert (a $10 value)

Firenze Ristorante

Firenze Ristorante unveils the virtues of a Tuscan village, from its vast selection of wines to the rustic, exposed-brick decor that accompanies each visit. Opened in 1981, Firenze beckons Upper East Side bellies through its doors daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner, capping off meals with complimentary limoncello or grappa that effectively trick tongues into thinking they’re in Italy. As waiters deliver still-steaming dishes of pasta and steak, diners chat at white-clothed tables flickering beneath a candle’s glow. Uniquely shaped mirrors adorn the walls and accent the restaurant’s dark wooden pillars, which brandish racks of wine and shriek a little bit every time they get a glimpse of their reflection.

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Italian Lunch for Two or Dinner for Two or Four at Rino Trattoria (Up to 69% Off)

Italian cuisine is often served “family style”–off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners’ heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $35 for dinner for two with two appetizers, two entrees, and one dessert (up to a $93.80 total value)
  • $65 for dinner for four with four appetizers, four entrees, and two desserts (up to a $187.60 total value)
  • $29 for lunch for two with two appetizers, two entrees, and one dessert (up to a $93.80 total value)The menu includes appetizers (up to a $12.95 value) such as the golden fried calamari, entrees (up to a $29.95 value) such as the housemade gnocchi with pesto sauce, and desserts (up to an $8 value) such as the housemade tiramisu.

Rino Trattoria

The chefs at Rino Trattoria slide wooden pizza peels into the flames of a brick oven, later lifting out thin-crust specialties crowned with toppings such as aged prosciutto and ricotta cheese. Inside the kitchen, they draw on a stock of fresh ingredients to craft Italian specialties such as veal marsala sautéed with wild mushrooms and housemade gnocchi enrobed in a light, but creamy pesto sauce. Behind the stone-topped bar, surrounded by paintings of Mediterranean seaside towns, staff members mix pitchers of sangria and pour glasses of wine from the extensive list. Diners relax at wooden tables draped in crisp white cloths while sampling housemade tiramisu or ricotta cheesecake desserts to round out meals.

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Italian Dinner for Two or $25 for $50 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Il Tesoro Ristorante

Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with this Groupon.

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  • $25 for $50 worth of Italian cuisine
  • $39 for an Italian dinner for two (up to an $88 total value)
    • One antipasto or insalate (up to a $15 value)
    • Two primi or secondi entrees (up to a $32 value each)
    • One dessert (up to a $9 value)
    • Customers can order additional items over the $88 limit at full price

Primi and secondi dishes such as risotto with porcini mushrooms ($11–$19) and soft-shell crab with white wine, lemon, and caper sauce ($25) lead the way for entrees such as seared ahi tuna ($32) and zuppa di pesce—mixed seafood with a cherry tomato sauce ($32).

Il Tesoro Ristorante

Inside his open kitchen at Il Tesoro Ristorante, owner and chef A.J. Black sears ahi tuna, grills Colorado baby lamb chops, and crowns fresh black linguine with seafood. Drawing on his training at the Italian Culinary Institute and inside the kitchens of the five-star Grand Hotel in Rome, Black combines Old-World Italian flavors with modern cooking techniques and plays matchmaker by serving plates of spaghetti for two composed of only one noodle.

The menu showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients and rotating daily specials, such as chef Black’s signature risotto alla pescatora sautéed with clams, mussels, shrimp, and scallops and finished with cherry tomato sauce. The wine list collects Italian varietals carefully selected from both large and boutique wineries to pair with menu selections. Fresco paintings decorate the plastered walls with Tuscan scenery alongside antique artwork, intricate woodwork, and prospective diners with their noses pressed against the windows.

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Contemporary Italian Lunch or Brunch with Entrees and Drinks for Two or Four at Stecchino (Up to 70% Off)

Expert chefs earn their title through years of practice, and eagle chefs just have to start a fire by rubbing two turkey legs together. Be prepared for hunger with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $28 for lunch or brunch for two (up to an $80 value)
  • $48 for lunch or brunch for four (up to a $160 value)

The meal package includes:

  • One entree per person (up to $16 each)
  • Two drinks per person (up to $12 each)

The brunch and lunch menus include the Stecchino Milano ($12.50), a turkey burger without bread, dressed in arugula and oven-dried tomato. The drink selection (up to $12 each) includes dark and stormies made with Gosling’s dark rum and ginger beer.

Stecchino

Stecchino’s chefs seek out culinary inspiration from every corner of Italy to forge a menu of hearty, rustic Mediterranean cuisine. Their burgers represent a different Italian region according to the combinations of flavors and ingredients found there, including the grass-fed beef of the Piedmonte and the spice-rubbed tuna patty of the Sicilian. Each burger arrives on a freshly baked bun and glazed with a rosemary, paprika, or truffle-and-basil aioli. Housemade pappardelle pasta and grilled flatbreads also lend distinctive, homespun flavors to the menu.

A rich wooden bar, exposed brickwork, and deep earth tones help add a polished lounge-like atmosphere in the dining area. Fans line the ceiling to circulate cool, fresh air throughout the entire room and pop slowly deflating balloons clustered around the wide beams.

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Italian Lunch or Dinner for Two at Rino Trattoria (Up to 72% Off)

Italian cuisine is often served “family style”–off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners’ heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for dinner for two with two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts (up to a $101.80 total value)
  • $29 for lunch for two with two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts (up to a $101.80 total value)

The menu includes appetizers (up to a $12.95 value each) such as the golden fried calamari, entrees (up to a $29.95 value each) such as the housemade gnocchi with pesto sauce, and desserts (up to an $8 value each) such as the housemade tiramisu.

Rino Trattoria

The chefs at Rino Trattoria slide wooden pizza peels into the flames of a brick oven, later lifting out thin-crust specialties crowned with toppings such as aged prosciutto and ricotta cheese. Inside the kitchen, they draw on a stock of fresh ingredients to craft Italian specialties such as veal marsala sautéed with wild mushrooms and housemade gnocchi enrobed in a light, but creamy pesto sauce. Behind the stone-topped bar, surrounded by paintings of Mediterranean seaside towns, staff members mix pitchers of sangria and pour glasses of wine from the extensive list. Diners relax at wooden tables draped in crisp white cloths while sampling housemade tiramisu or ricotta cheesecake desserts to round out meals.

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Five-Day, Four-Night Luxury Food-and-Wine Tour of Italy with Accommodations from Ciao Andiamo

Tour with Private Wine Tastings, Meals Featuring Regional Specialties, and Cultural Side Trips

In central Italy, the regions of Umbria and Tuscany are known for their medieval towns, rolling countryside, and wines—both the brunello and orvieto classico call this area home. You’ll get a chance to sample these as well as other local wines and regional specialties during the five-day, four-night luxury Italian food-and-wine tour from Ciao Andiamo, a tour company that earned praise from Newsday for its focus on small, family-run businesses. Each tour is limited to eight people to ensure each participant receives personalized and attentive service.

The culinary tour includes four nights of luxury accommodations, some meals, and daily excursions that delve into the region’s food and wine. Each tour also includes a special culinary experience that changes each season: autumn travelers might visit an olive grove for an olive-oil pressing and tasting, whereas springtime excursions visit an Old-World bread-making factory. View the full itinerary here. Three-day post-trip extensions and other add-ons are available for an additional fee.

Day 1: You’ll be picked up in Rome to make the 1.5-hour drive north to Orvieto, a city in southwestern Umbria famous for producing orvieto classico, a dry white wine made from five grape varietals. Here, visit a local winery to taste several Umbrian wines with a spread of cheeses and bruschetta. Then it’s on to the Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello, about 60 miles (96 km) northeast, where you’ll settle into double rooms. Due to availability, a similar four-star hotel in the region may be substituted if necessary. That night, the tour heads into the city for a dinner of tagliatelle with cheese and black peppercorns, oven-roasted lamb, black-truffle frittata, and other classic Umbrian dishes.

Day 2: In the morning, the group will drive about 90 minutes to Cortona for a private tour of the centuries-old Fortress of the Girifalco and Museo Etrusco, where you’ll see ancient artifacts from the Etruscan civilization. You’re on your own for lunch, but you can stop at a local trattoria to sample dishes flavored with regional olive oils, black truffles, and sheep’s-milk cheeses. After visiting a goldsmith workshop, you’ll get an exclusive visit at Braccesca dei Marchesi Antinori, a local winery that’s closed to the general public.

Day 3: A full-day, private trip into Tuscany brings you to the towns of Pienza and Montalcino—known for pecorino cheeses and brunello wines, respectively—as well as Montepulciano, where you’ll taste wines and antipasti at one of the region’s oldest wineries. At sunset, the group will head to a local farm for a hearty dinner.

Day 4: In the morning, you’ll learn to create classic Umbrian cuisine during a family-run cooking class, and then eat your handiwork for lunch. That afternoon, the group heads 30 minutes south to tour Spoleto, a medieval city best known for storied basilicas (one dates back to the fourth century) and the Tower’s Bridge constructed of 10 stone arches. In the evening, you’ll return to Cortona for country-style pizza served in a family home—a quintessential Italian experience.

Day 5: The drive back to Rome includes a stopover in Montefalco, where you’ll have lunch with regional wines, as well as a visit to Cascata delle Marmore, the world’s tallest manmade watrefall, created by the ancient Romans.

What You Get

Five-day, four-night luxury food-and-wine tour of Italy. All options are Travel with a Friend packages (two Groupons required), or pay a fee of $399 to travel alone. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $1,999 per person, valid for 10/13/12 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 2: $1,999 per person, valid for 11/14/12 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 3: $1,999 per person, valid for 2/13/13 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 4: $1,999 per person, valid for 3/13/13 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 5: $1,999 per person, valid for 4/15/13 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 6: $1,999 per person, valid for 5/8/13 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 7: $1,999 per person, valid for 6/19/13 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 8: $1,999 per person, valid for 7/10/13 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 9: $1,999 per person, valid for 8/27/13 departure (a $3,349 value)
  • Option 10: $1,999 per person, valid for 9/18/13 departure (a $3,349 value)

Book by: 9/15/12

Included in all tours:

  • Four-night stay at the Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Umbria, or similar four-star hotel in the region
  • Daily food, wine, and cultural excursions
  • Four dinners featuring regional specialties, artisanal dishes, and local wines
  • Three private winery tours and tastings
  • One special culinary experience (changes month to month)
  • Local guide, driver, and ground transportation

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$15 for a Flatbread Sandwich Meal with Drinks and Sides for Two at Piada (Up to $31.80 Value)

Sandwiches are a convenient lunch, in addition to being the subtlest way to publicly slip someone $700 crumpled up to look like lettuce. Eat some greens with this Groupon.

$15 for a Flatbread Sandwich Meal for Two (Up to $31.80 Total Value)

  • Two piadas, or flatbread sandwiches (up to an $8.95 value each)
  • Two sides (up to a $4.95 value each)
  • Two drinks (up to a $2 value each)

The menu includes piadas such as the Strada, filled with salame, pecorino cheese, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar; sides such as mesclun salad or daily pastas and soups; and drinks such as fresh-squeezed orange juice or San Pellegrino limonata.

Piada

Piada founders Andrea, Daniele, and Giovanni import the tastes of their native land into the eatery’s eponymous dish, a hot flatbread sandwich popular in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Diners can pick from eight traditional piadas—each named for a film by Emilia-Romagna native Federico Fellini—or opt to construct their own from organic, locally grown vegetables, imported Italian meats, and cheeses made only with milk, rennet, and salt. Behind gleaming floor-to-ceiling glass, communal tables host crowds of midday diners and itinerant tomato jugglers, and sippers wash down meals with gulps of hot italian coffee.

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Fusion Cuisine and Glasses of House Wine for Two at Panorama Cafe (Up to $48 Value)

Sharing a meal with an acquaintance inspires camaraderie, whereas hoarding the last coconut on a desert island inspires an acquaintance to hallucinate that you’re a giant mutton chop. Strengthen social relationships the safe and appetizing way with this Groupon.

$15 for Italian Dinner Cuisine for Two (Up to $48 Total Value)

  • $30 worth of Italian cuisine
  • Two glasses of house wine (up to a $9 value each)

The selection of fusion fare includes an oven-baked pepperoni pizza ($13), three steak tacos ($10), chicken portobello ($18), and veggie burritos stuffed with seasonal vegetables ($10).

Panorama Cafe

Panorama Cafe peppers Italian favorites with Latin American staples, surprising palates with a delectable spread of brick-oven pizzas, veggie burritos filled with seasonal produce, and housemade pastas tossed with wild mushrooms and avocado. Thin-crust pizzas show off mouthwatering toppings such as prosciutto, arugula, fresh basil, and gorgonzola, and seemingly standard entrees tinker with culinary expectations: juicy steaks baste in sun-dried-tomato chimichurri salsa, and the panorama salad blends mixed greens, mango, and pistachio crusted-goat-cheese cakes. As diners feast on forkfuls of cuisine from the Old and New Worlds, a cozy ambience of soft light, earthy tones and cloth-clad tables nestles guests in a casual, yet elegant environment.

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$79 for a Four-Course Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine at Nino’s Tuscany (Up to $200 Value)

Italy’s cuisine was initially inspired by the country’s abundance of local ingredients, from the tomatoes plumped in the Tuscan sun to the loaves of garlic bread each child was born holding. Taste tradition with this Groupon.

$79 for a Four-Course Dinner and Drinks for Two (Up to $200 Total Value)

  • One shared bruschetta (a $12 value)
  • Two appetizers (up to a $15 value each)
  • Two entrees (up to a $43 value each)
  • Two desserts (up to a $12 value each)
  • Two coffees (up to a $4 value each)
  • One bottle of wine (up to a $40 value)

The Tuscan-inspired menu features salmone in crosta with a zucchini-potato crust ($24), jumbo shrimp in a brandy sauce ($32), and a 44-ounce dry-aged porterhouse steak served for two ($85).

This Groupon is valid during Restaurant Week.

Nino’s Tuscany

Nino Selimaj loves restaurants. He’s opened five of them across New York City, each one celebrating the cuisine of his homeland, Italy. His latest creation, Nino’s Tuscany, not only boasts an extensive menu of Tuscan dishes, such as a 4-pound lobster fra diavolo and a 44-ounce dry-aged porterhouse⎯it’s also the joint where customers are most likely to meet Nino himself these days.

As Nino shakes hands with satisfied customers, his servers recommend the perfect bottle of wine for seated guests to pair with their meals. The cellar boasts more than 150 varietals, such as hearty reds for a fine steak, or light, airy whites that go well with breathing. The warm, peach-colored dining room glitters as clinking stemware catches the light and artfully plated dishes make their way to tables of chatting guests.

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One or Two Pizzas, Garlic Knots, and 2-Liter Sodas at Sliceria Pizzeria (Up to 72% Off)[‘

People love pizza because its circular shape satisfies every human’s primal urge to devour the planet Earth. Dig into the crust with this Groupon.

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$12 for a pizza meal (up to a $34 total value)

  • Pizza (up to a $30 value)
  • Two-liter soda (a $2.50 value)
  • One order of garlic knots (a $1.50 value)

$19 for two pizza meals (up to a $68 total value)

  • Two pizzas (up to a $60 total value)
  • Two two-liter sodas (a $5 total value)
  • Two orders of garlic knots (a $3 total value)

The menu’s selection includes a dozen pizza varieties, including the vegetarian, with broccoli, spinach, and mushrooms, and the meat lover’s, with pepperoni, chopped meat, and sausage. Each pizza can be topped with a choice of 17 additional edibles such as anchovies, sautéed garlic, and pineapple.

Sliceria Pizzeria

New York native and Italian descendant Marcello Bucca teams up with his wife and cousin to create Sliceria Pizzeria’s host of pies, sandwiches, and Italian dishes from recipes rooted in the culinary traditions of Palermo and Sicily. Featured on Serious Eats and Best View in Brooklyn, the Buccas curate a menu of a dozen hand-tossed pizzas decorated with more than 17 toppings, which range from the familiar pepperoni and sausage to Old-World classics such as anchovies, ricotta, and peppers arranged to resemble Galileo’s astronomical calculations. The pizzeria also turns traditionally savory pies sweet by anointing dessert pizzas with Nutella and powdered sugar.

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Magazine Deal of the Day

Today’s deal is for La Cucina Italiana Magazine. Cucina Italiana offers decadent recipes for the connoisseur of Italian cuisine and wine as well as features on Italian culture and travel, suggested menus, a recipe index, one-hour meals, Italian style hints and more.

La Cucina Italiana Magazine $4.99/year (75% off)! Use Promo Code: 8316

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$32 for a Sicilian Dinner for Two with Wine at Cacio e Vino (Up to $77.85 Value)

Being wined and dined is often a precursor to big requests, such as Can you finish this jug of wine for me? or Would you sign my petition to install a municipal wine fountain? Compromise just the right amount of judgment with this Groupon.

$32 for an Italian Dinner for Two (Up to $77.85 Total Value)

Each dining companion starts off with an antipasto dish such as octopus carpaccio and stuffed Mediterranean sardines (up to a $13.95 value each), before twirling forks around a pasta entree, such as homemade fettuccine in wild-boar sauce or homemade spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and basil, garlic, and almond pesto (up to a $21.95 value each). Each guest also gets a glass of Sicilian wine (up to a $10 value each).

Cacio e Vino

At Cacio e Vino, chefs craft a menu of authentic Sicilian specialties made from fresh, imported regional ingredients such as bronte pistachios and giarratana onions mined from the Iblei Mountains. A wide selection of pizza adds geometric balance to meals, all of which, like Hansel and Gretel’s pottery projects, are cooked in a wood-burning oven. Small plates such as baked Mediterranean sardines mingle with entrees such as veal stuffed with bread, raisins, and primo sale cheese and a sommelier remains on hand to match meals with delicious inebriants from the wine bar. Cacio e Vino facilitates a festive, familial atmosphere with frequent events such as wine tastings, prix-fixe dinners, and parties for special occasions. Inside this rustic Italian eatery, exposed-brick walls and wine-bottle-lined moldings invoke images of a Sicilian countryside, while candlelit tables offer views of a roaring fire in the open oven.

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at La Villa Pizzeria & Restaurant in Brooklyn

Few things are as satisfying as a good meal or the thrum of a crossbow as it sends a bolt into a pizza. Hit the spot with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Food

The menu includes quattro formaggi pizzas ($13–$23), calzones ($8–$14), ricotta ravioli with pomodoro sauce ($13), and sautéed Nature veal with artichoke hearts and asparagus ($20).

La Villa Pizzeria & Restaurant

Maurina Branchinelli wakes up early to prep ingredients in La Villa Pizzeria’s kitchen. The mother of the restaurant’s current owner is known to make sure her pomodoro sauce has the right amount of olive oil and even hop behind the line to help sauté during the dinner rushes. This love of food runs throughout the Branchinelli family, from Maurina’s husband, Benito, to Benito’s Uncle, Gino, who opened the family’s first restaurant in 1955. The Zagat-rated restaurant has thrived since opening in 1982, enough to expand to three locations across Brooklyn.

Inside their kitchens, chefs stoke wood-burning ovens to bake more than 19 varieties of pizzas, including Neapolitan- and Sicilian-style pies dressed with whole-milk mozzarella and a specialty San Marzano tomato-and-basil sauce. Each location has a spacious dining room where patrons can split appetizers of housemade meatballs, dig into plates of sautéed Nature veal marsala, and down a rich shot of espresso before a long night of wondering whether they paid the phone bill.

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$55 for Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two with Wine and Dessert at Osso Buco (Up to $137.90 Value)

Going out to eat is more convenient than cooking, especially if you’re already using all your colanders to block mind-control rays. Stay secure and satisfied with this Groupon.

$55 for a Three-Course Prix-Fixe Italian Dinner for Two (Up to a $137.90 Total Value)

  • Two appetizers (up to a $12.95 value each)
  • Two entrees (up to a $27 value each)
  • Two desserts (a $9 value each)
  • One bottle of red or white wine (a $40 value)

After uncorking a bottle of Santa Marina pinot grigio or Novecento malbec, dining duos embark on three traditional Italian courses from the restaurant’s prix-fixe menu. The starters list offers up shellfish soups and seafood-tinged salads alongside traditional appetizers such as fried calamari. Entrees include prime aged sirloin steak, braised lamb shank, and the branzino, which suffuses European sea bass with a white wine, tomato, and garlic sauce. The dinner wraps up with desserts such as light and fluffy cream puffs or chocolate-mousse cake.

This Groupon is valid during Restaurant Week.

Osso Buco

In the colorful, clean geometry of Osso Buco’s multilevel dining room, restaurateur Nino Selimaj takes a back-to-basics approach to cuisine that results in a bevy of no-frills, amply portioned Italian dishes. The menu caters to virtually any taste with entrees that range from a flaky, herb-marinated grilled salmon to hearty sirloin steaks which, like a voice actor’s answering-machine message, come in three distinctive styles. In a rave review, New York magazine’s Kate Appleton praised both the unpretentious atmosphere and the top-tier food, particularly the restaurant’s namesake dish, a sumptuous shank of veal slow braised to a buttery tenderness.

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Prix-Fixe Italian Meal for Two or Four at Bugatti Café in Astoria (Up to 67% Off)

Experienced chefs can tell when pasta is finished cooking by tossing a strand against the wall and timing how long it takes to dissolve when exposed to oxygen. Sink your teeth into an al-dente meal with this Groupon.

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  • $35 for a prix-fixe meal for two (up to a $90 total value)
  • $59 for a prix-fixe meal for four (up to a $180 total value)

Each diner receives the following from the prix-fixe menu:

  • Choice of salad, such as a tricolor salad with radicchio, endive, and arugula
  • Choice of entree, such as fusilli pasta with caramelized onions and prosciutto
  • Two glasses of sangria to enjoy with the meal

Bugatti Café

Bugatti Café fully embraces the warm, charming connotations of an Italian eatery with its earthy cuisine and rich mahogany hues. Originally from Parma, Italy, chef Camillo recreates familiar Old World flavors by importing cheeses and cured meats and relying on time-honored techniques for boiling water on a stovetop. His menu includes slow-cooked lamb shanks, veal- and spinach-stuffed ravioli, and grilled Portuguese octopus in red-wine-vinegar emulsion.

Although the eclectically decorated dining room draws eyes to yellow walls and a pair of turquoise doors, poplar floorboards, custom-designed wooden tables, and exposed brickwork keep the space rooted in rustic tones. A mural fuses the two disparate color schemes with a soft depiction of an urban scene, which includes towering skyscrapers, vintage automobiles, and New York’s iconic aqueducts.

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Italian Meal for Two or Four at Anthony’s Place in Brooklyn (Up to 72% Off)

The older a restaurant gets, the larger its wine list grows and the more mystical its secret sauce becomes. Taste flavors shrouded in mystery with this Groupon.

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$29 for a meal for two (up to an $89 total value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $15 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $64 value)
  • Two glasses of wine (up to a $10 value)

$49 for a meal for four (up to a $178 total value)

  • Two appetizers (up to a $30 value)
  • Four entrees (up to a $128 value)
  • Four glasses of wine (up to a $20 value)

Chefs bake ziti pasta with eggplant, mushrooms, and peppers ($13), top shrimp fra diavolo with spicy marinara ($16), and fire white pizzas in traditional brick ovens (starting at $9).

Anthony’s Place

Anthony’s kitchen first began crafting ravioli and ziti in the 1940s using recipes brought over Italy, and the menu has stayed true to its roots throughout the establishment’s more than 60-year history. House specials such as homemade ravioli stuffed with lobster or shrimp have stood the test of time, pairing nicely with garlic rolls and house-made wine or the fermented water popular in America throughout the 1950s. The owners bedeck the walls in colorful artwork, vibrant handwritten menus, and photos of themselves from their years as youthful cooks to proud restaurant owners.

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Italian-American Meal with Appetizer and Drinks for Two or Four from Portofino Pasta & Pizza (Up to 67% Off)

Pizza delivery is one of the modern world’s improvements on hunter-gatherer societies, which did not even institute a 30-minutes-or-free policy until after the second ice age. Thaw your dialing digits with this Groupon.

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  • $15 for an Italian-American meal for two (up to a $38.35 value)
  • $25 for an Italian-American meal for four (up to a $76.70 value)

The meal includes the following choices from the menu:

  • One appetizer per pair (up to a $7.95 value)
  • One entrée (up to a $12.95 value each) per person or one pizza per pair (up to a $10.95 value)
  • One soft drink per person (up to a $4.50 value)

Portofino Pasta & Pizza

The casual Italian-American fare at Portofino Pasta & Pizza accommodates diners’ schedules as well as the demands of hungry stomachs. Patrons can dine in for a leisurely meal of thin-crust pizzas with gourmet toppings, such as artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, or meatballs. Alternatively, online or phone orders translate to piping hot carryout meals or speedy delivery to within 15 blocks of the store.

In addition to pizza, baked pasta dishes seal grated cheese over ziti, ravioli, or stuffed shells. Fettuccine, spaghetti, rigatoni, or other pastas simmer in cream or marinara sauces swimming with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and basil. Soups, salads, and appetizers also cozy up to entrees tired of trying to make conversation with standoffish garlic bread.

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Italian Dinner with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine for Two or Four at Aquamarina Restaurant (Up to 60% Off)

The warm Mediterranean sea greatly influenced Italian cooking, giving fishermen a ripe territory to harvest and chefs a presalted cauldron in which to cook pasta. Dip into Italian cuisine with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $55.85 value)
    • One appetizer (up to an $8.95 value)
    • Two entrees (up to a $17.95 value each)
    • Two glasses of house wine (a $5.50 value each)
  • $45 for an Italian dinner for four (up to an $111.70 value)
    • Two appetizers (up to an $8.95 value each)
    • Four entrees (up to a $17.95 value each)
    • Four glasses of house wine (a $5.50 value each)

Menu opens with house-made crab cakes and leads to boneless pork chops in marsala and fennel reduction and shrimp sautéed in pink Pernod sauce.

Aquamarina Restaurant

A blue awning and handwritten sandwich boards modestly announce the presence of Aquamarina Restaurant and hint at a menu geared to seafood and daily specials. The chefs toss delicate shellfish in cream or wine-based sauces and char the flesh of unrepentant predatory fish on the grill. Weekly lunch specials and early-bird dinners pair classic dishes such as veal parmigiana with soup, and most poultry entrees arrive with a helping of linguine, regardless of the date and time. House-made bread, crab cakes, and tartar sauce to accompany them reveal the kitchen’s attention to detail, as does the option of pastas made with whole-wheat or white flour

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$29 for a Two-Course Italian Meal with Coffee for Two at L’Allegria Restaurant (Up to $65.30 Value)

Taking a friend out to dinner can be a great way to say: “happy birthday,” “thanks for being there for me,” or “I’m sorry I’m unnaturally good at making Play-Doh look like real food.” Treat a pal right with this Groupon.

$29 for Dinner for Two (Up to $65.30 Total Value)

  • Choice of two soups or salads (up to a $6.95 value each)
  • Two entrees (up to a $22.95 value each)
  • Two cups of coffee (a $2.75 value each)

The menu includes traditional minestrone soup ($5.95), gorgonzola ($5.95) and arugula ($6.95) salads, and entrees such as potato-crusted salmon ($16.95 for lunch, $19.95 for dinner) and pork osso buco ($19.95 for dinner).

L’Allegria Restaurant

Floor to ceiling front windows, walls lined with wine bottles, and delicate hanging lights set the scene for an intimate dining experience inside L’Allegria Restaurant. Carefully crafted Italian dishes stocked with classic pastas, such as gnocchi, penne, and linguini, rest upon small tables bedecked in white tablecloths or surrounded by cream-colored booths. At the fully stocked bar, mixologists pour glasses of fine wines and stir specialty martinis with more kick than a remotely detonated cocktail olive.

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