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OperaCaffe

835 Fourth Avenue, San Diego

Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe (38% Off). Two Options Available.

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Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

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Reneetop reviewer
18 ratings8 reviews
12 hours ago
We love eating here! Our go to date night spot!
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normatop reviewer
19 ratings18 reviews
21 hours ago
We always enjoy our dining experience at OperaCaffe. Food is scrumptious, service is wonderful. The Perfect Dining experience.
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Jamestop reviewer
11 ratings10 reviews
January 21, 2022
Yummy food; great service!
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Kimberly
1 ratings1 reviews
January 19, 2022
OMG, this was the best Italian food I have had in a very long time. My mom had the spaghetti bolognese and I had the mushroom ravioli. Both were phenomenal. Seriously, phenomenal! JC was our server and he was just as phenomenal as the food. I will be back very soon. Telling all my friends.
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Susantop reviewer
24 ratings8 reviews3 photos
January 14, 2022
It was a balmy night and I wished we would’ve sat outside. The food was good and service was excellent. We shared tiramisu for dessert. It was more like pudding.
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jacquestop reviewer
9 ratings9 reviews
January 11, 2022
Great pasta and great service
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Tonytop reviewer
42 ratings27 reviews
January 8, 2022
Outstanding experience! Great food and great service!!!
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P.
2 ratings1 reviews
January 8, 2022
Great food and service, quaint place. Loved it.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $18.50 for $30 worth of Tuscan cuisine, valid Sunday through Thursday
  • $19.50 for $30 worth of Tuscan cuisine, valid Friday through Saturday
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Prosciutto: A Raw Delicacy, Aged for Years and Eaten for Centuries

Prosciutto, one of Operacaffe’s central ingredients, is a raw delicacy that has been served in Italy for centuries. Sink your teeth into Groupon’s guide to the salt-cured meat.

At first glance, prosciutto seems like a cross between raw bacon and smoked ham, but it’s actually quite different from both. The Italian delicacy is still meat from a pig—the haunch, specifically—but unlike other cured meats, it doesn’t contain nitrates or even need to be cooked. Rather, prosciutto is slowly matured with little more than salt, air, and plenty of patience. The end result is a silky, sweet-tasting ham served thinly sliced and at room temperature, often as the centerpiece of an antipasto or charcuterie plate.

While individual methods vary among producers, prosciutto is created following simple, ancient practices. First, a pig or boar leg arrives fresh from the butcher; different makers may prefer different breeds, ages, and weights. Next, a curer coats the leg with sea salt to draw out moisture, then leaves it to dry in a special curing room. They may also coat the exterior—also referred to as the rind—with lard and grease to prevent the meat from becoming dehydrated. How long the haunches need to be cured depends on the desired taste, but most mature anywhere from one to three years.

The exact origins of prosciutto are unknown, but it’s likely been an edible favorite for millennia—the Roman statesman Cato mentioned a similar delicacy in his writings, and the ancient Celts are believed to have consumed salt-cured pork. Even the name hints at ancient roots: “prosciutto” comes from the Latin word “perexsuctus,” meaning “dried” or “deprived of all liquid,” as when Caesar shouted it from the theater steps when Brutus drank the last of his soda.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Not valid on New Year's day. Not valid on Valentine's Day. Not valid on Easter. Not valid on Thanksgiving. Not valid on Christmas Eve. Not valid on Christmas Day. Not valid on New Year's Eve. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Not valid for happy hour specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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