A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Italian fare at Cafe Europa in New Hope.
Cafe Europa sweeps taste buds away to Italy with a handsome selection of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and entrees, formed from family recipes and served up in a welcoming, tavern-like atmosphere. This authentic Italian kitchen kneads, stretches, and tosses homemade dough to create brick-oven-style thin-crust pies ($10.99 medium, $11.99 large), Sicilian-style thick-crust pizzas ($11.99 for 14", $15.99 for 17"), and the occasional yeasty balloon animal, made all the more tasteful with an array of traditional toppings such as spinach, pepperoni, and olives ($1.99 each) and gourmet garnishes ($3.50), including clams, steak, and artichoke hearts. The rich flavors of traditional spaghetti and meatballs ($10.99) make it a delicious prop for reenacting romantic-movie moments with a handsome cocker spaniel, and the shrimp scampi's buttery synthesis of sautéed shrimp, capellini, and wine-garlic sauce ($15.99) make it a delicious instrument in warding off handsome vampires. Soothe tongues tingling in the wake of a spicy meal with the sweetness of a soda ($2) or with refreshing gulps of iced tea ($2). Or comfort a mouth mourning an all-too brief tryst with an italian hoagie ($5.99) with a warm, soothing cappuccino ($4).
Cafe Europa Philadelphia
Using original family recipes that have been passed down through four generations, Cafe Europa’s sauce slingers make handcrafted thick sicilian and crispy brick-oven pizzas to create an authentic Italian vibe. Gourmet pizza toppings include shrimp, chopped clams, and rigatoni, and thinly sliced prosciutto and meatball parmigiana headline the café’s sandwich menu. To feed hungry late-night customers and ghosts who can’t sleep, the restaurant stays open until midnight seven days a week.