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What do you with think of this Radius/Via Matta Living Social Deal?

doesn't appear to be more than an expensive restaurant week to me but can't tell from the blurb?

Chef Michael Schlow Presents
Three-Course Meal at Radius, Via Matta, Alta Strada, or Tico
$50
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50% SAVINGS 25 PURCHASED 2 Days REMAINING
If variety is the spice of life, then consider today's deal the keys to the spice cabinet: Pay just $50 and snag a seasonal three-course tasting at any of celebrity chef -- and oh, by the way, James Beard Award winner -- Michael Schlow's five Boston-area restaurants (a $100 value). That means you could indulge in an elegant French meal at the award-winning Radius, chow down on authentic Tuscan cuisine at Via Matta, or dine on delicious Latin American-inspired dishes at Tico, the Back Bay's newest hot spot. You could also head out to Wellesley or MGM Grand at Foxwoods for fresh Italian fare at either Alta Strada location. With so much variety, it may be hard to choose, so don't shy away from sampling them all -- you'll find a different menu, exclusively available to LivingSocial voucher holders, at each restaurant. After all, who wants to live a bland life?
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Alta Strada
92 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

Via Matta
79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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  1. It does seem a little fishy. Radius offers a 4-course tasting menu for $80, so 3 courses for $50 isn't that much of a deal (certainly not a 50% savings) unless they're serving you something really special -- which of course you won't know until you sit down to it, having long since spent the money.

    1. Unfortunately, there is no information on the menu or what the 3 course meals consist of...I would like to know beforehand.

      1. When did Via Matta start doing Tuscan cuisine? That's way off. Tico isn't open yet. And yes, this doesn't sound like a deal, especially without details.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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        Via Matta
        79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          McSlim, I looked at the menu on their website; seems they are doing everything from Sicilano to Emilia Romagna style dishes; including Tuscano, but I would not refer to the menu as "Tuscan" either.

          1. re: ospreycove

            Yeah, I was just busting on some poor PR person who wrote that. I like Via Matta's food the best of all of Schlow's outlets these days, but a salumi plate with chicken liver crostini aside, that menu isn't remotely Tuscan.

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            Via Matta
            79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

          2. re: MC Slim JB

            I'd agree that the cuisine is more influenced by Emilia-Romagna and the Piedmont than Tuscany, but it certainly has it's Tuscan influences, too. I love going to Via Matta because it reminds me the most of what I used to eat when I studied in Florence/Parma.

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            Via Matta
            79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

          3. I just found this thread after starting one of my own. This seems like hardly a deal.

            1. Does not seem like a deal at all. Just seems like away to get you in the door and spend more money.