Most Italian chefs cook their lasagna noodles until they’re al dente, meaning tender enough to chew but still crisp enough to substitute for a freshly starched necktie. Savor upscale Italian eats with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine
Cut through the layers of beef lasagna with marinara sauce ($10.95), tangle fork tines in fettuccine and shrimp ($18.95), or savor chicken bathed in sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and a balsamic-honey glaze ($14.95). Each entree arrives with a house salad and fresh italian bread. See the full dinner menu.
Sauces play a starring role on the menu at Cafe Italia, from basic but hearty marinara and alfredo sauces to elaborate blends with port wine, vodka, and balsamic vinegar and honey. One of these deftly simmered medleys flavors each dish, whether the entree features broiled salmon or Angus-beef filet mignon. The feasts reflect culinary traditions from both northern and southern Italy and give a nod to the peninsula’s oceanfront bounty with shrimp, clams, mussels, and giant tridents instead of forks. Cafe Italia’s BYOB policy invites guests to dream up their own beverage pairings for each meal.