From Roman roads to radios, the Italians have given the world many great things.
Of course, the greatest of them all is quite possibly spaghetti meatballs.
Straight Roman roads may get you to your destination quickly. However, it’s a pointless journey if there are no meatballs waiting for you.
Celebrate la cucina Italiana with today’s Big Deal at the ever popular Esca restaurant on Chisholm Street in the Merchant City.
Esca is a firm favourite with 5pm Dining customers. Over 1700 people have booked meals at Esca through 5pm and, between them, they have given the restaurant a brilliant combined score of 4.3/5.
A cosy, candle-lit space, Esca has been making its customers very happy for well over a decade and they know exactly what sort of dishes make their customers smile.
With today’s offer, two people can each enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival at Esca plus a starter and main course from the Big Deal menu below.
From the steamed mussels to the rib-eye steak, this Big Deal menu reads like Esca’s greatest hits.
Cozze – steamed mussels in a rich, Italian tomato and chilli sugo
Minestrone – classic, vegetable soup
Bruschetta pate – chicken liver paté with caramelised red onion chutney
Bruschetta pomodoro – toasted, Italian bread, with fresh, chopped tomatoes, onions and basil
Mozzarella fritto – breaded mozzarella, fried and served with spicy tomato salsa
Gamberoni tempura – deep-fried king prawns with chilli mayo relish
Bistecca – rib-eye cut steak with a classic pepper sauce
Spaghetti gamberoni – king prawns, cherry tomatoes in a chilli and white wine sauce
Pollo rosso – breast of chicken with ham, peppers, onions and a red wine jus
Risotto Verdi (v) – asparagus, peas, broccoli, spinach and pesto sauce
Spaghetti meatballs – handmade meatballs in a rich, tomato sauce
Penne Alfredo – marinated spicy chicken, garlic, peppers with cream and rosemary
Pizza quattro formaggi (v) – Four cheese pizza with tomato sauce
Great night out
Available seven days a week from noon to 3pm and then from 5pm to 9.30pm, this offer is incredibly flexible. You could use it for a night out with friends or family; a working lunch; a shopping trip break or for a romantic evening with someone special.
Esca just keeps on attracting glowing reviews from 5pm Dining customers. These two from the last month are typical:
‘What a find. This restaurant never disappoints. The staff are always friendly, the menus varied and the food well presented and of good quality. Always a joy to spend an evening there.’ Rating 4.6/5
‘Amazing dinner. Excellent value for money with delicious food and very good service!’ Rating 4.6/5