Trying to make your way through the hard-to-navigate UES dining scene can feel like a frustrating treasure hunt -- especially since rarely, if ever, do the prized establishments sport an X on the sidewalk outside. Ditch the map and compass, and land today's deal from Il Tesoro, Italian for "treasure." Pay $25 for $50 to spend on Tuscan-inspired fare and non-alcoholic drinks from the cozy restaurant from famed restaurateur, chef AJ Black. A graduate of the Italian Culinary Institute and owner of other beloved establishments, the gastronomic guru delights with thoughtfully plated dishes. Start with mussels in a white-wine sauce, lightly fried calamari, or fresh buffalo mozzarella; and then dive into house-made pastas, veal medallions in wild-mushroom truffle sauce, or the signature seafood and lobster risotto. As you enjoy your resplendent meal in the welcoming dining room, you'll realize "exquisite" marks this spot.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 7, 2012
$50 to Spend on Italian Cuisine
- from $25