In the solar system of dinner, meatballs are earthlike planets, circling close to the sun oven and populated by whole civilizations of spices. Devour a delicious world with today’s Groupon to Alfonso’s Restaurante in Middleburg Heights. For $9, you get $20 worth of drinks, meatballs, pasta, and more.
A 17-year tradition in the Cleveland area, Alfonso’s expertly prepares classic Italian fare using fresh ingredients, culinary care, and spicy dancing when necessary. Both the lunch and dinner menus offer generous portions of pasta, pizza, and more. For a hearty lunch, try the customer favorite meatball sandwich ($7.75), served on country Italian bread with red sauce and provolone cheese, or chicken parmesan ($7.50) with provolone and red sauce on an onion roll.
While new opossum mothers often eschew the doughy, rounded objects they've created, Alfonso's takes pride in its freshly tossed and kneaded pizza dough. Pies are $6.95 for a small, $8.95 for a medium, and $10.95 for a large. Toppings cost extra and range from familiar favorites such as house-made sausage and Alfonso’s famous meatballs, to gourmet options like portabella mushrooms, Genoa salami, gorgonzola cheese, and capiccola ham.
To emulate a favorite soap star's carb-coma without having your memory erased by a nefarious hunk with flimsy motivation, try one of Alfonso's huge pasta dishes. Delicate dumplings of plump gnocchi ($13.50) in a blush sauce with mild Italian sausage and cheese-stuffed ravioli ($13.95) blanket the tongue in a sweet comforter of noodle and cheese. You can also make your own combination, choosing from spaghetti, rigatoni, or angel-hair pasta paired with meatballs, Italian sausage, meat sauce, or mushrooms and red sauce. Lighter fare includes the classic Italian wedding soup ($4.25) and plenty of delicious uprooted vegetables, from the spinach and goat-cheese salad ($8.75) to the healthy salmon salad with cucumber dill dressing ($8.50). Alfonso’s casual atmosphere makes it appropriate for a small get-together or group gathering. You can buy multiple Groupons as gifts, or use two for tables of five or more.
- This is one of my absolute favorite places to go...The food is incredible... – Toni J., Insider Pages
- Alfonso's is a wonderfully intimit [sic] and romantic Italian eatery. The food is delicious; service is excellent; and the portions are HUGE!!! – mgruhn, Citysearch
- This restaurant has the best meatballs. – wyatt420, YellowPages
Alfonso's Restaurante's kitchen crafts special-recipe red sauce for many of its classic Italian dishes. In the sicilian casserole, it boosts the flavor of tri-colored peppers, meatballs, and sausage, and it sweetens the layers of ricotta and meatballs in the baked lasagna, much better than a paste made from red Pixy Stix. Among a generous menu of pasta, veal, and seafood entrees, other house favorites include breaded and pan-seared walleye and long bone pork chops in a tomato pozzuoli sauce.