The meatball combines tasty morsels of meat with the pleasing shape of a childhood plaything much more successfully than a meatloaf battleship or a kebab Barbie. Taste artfully formed eats with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Butch's Italian Cafe in Canal Winchester.
The chef at Butch's Italian Cafe calls upon more than 40 years of experience, original recipes, and fresh ingredients to compose authentic Italian soups, sauces, and dressings daily. The menu silences grumbling stomachs before they learn to shout insults, with hearty options such as the chicken Armando ($8.95/lunch, $14.95 dinner), a breaded chicken breast cossetted in warm layers of mozzarella cheese, cream sauce, and grilled mushrooms. Manual meals such as the meatball sandwich ($7.95/lunch, $8.95/dinner) or the italian sub sandwich ($7.95/lunch, $8.95/dinner) tame hunger with a sidekick of spaghetti and marinara at lunch or a choice of pasta with marinara, soup, salad, or french fries at dinner. Meanwhile, fork-friendly pasta dishes such as the crumbled sausage pasta ($7.95/lunch, $12.95/dinner) twirl italian sausage, peppers, and onions in marinara sauce and ladle them over spaghetti. Most dinner entrees pair up with fresh-baked bread and homemade garlic butter before braving the mean streets with fingers snapping to confront rival entrees.
The golden-colored walls and framed art warmly welcome diners to the interior of Butch's Italian Cafe, and the outdoor seating area beckons patrons to breathe in the air, enjoy their meal, and sing an Italian aria about eggplant.
Butch's Italian Cafe
Butch's dedicated chefs build each of their Italian dishes from scratch, flavoring meats and pastas with sauces and dressings made fresh daily. They crown breaded chicken parmigiana with marinara, mozzarella, and grilled mushrooms, and they ladle crimson meat sauce over penne with grilled shrimp. In the dining room, marigold walls surround tables weighed down by thick cuts of lasagna, and a shiny, mocha-hued floor yields a mirrored reflection.