Pasta should be boiled before eating, much like eggs and fresh shoe leather. Enjoy the product of a pot with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a three-course meal for two at Cafe Roma in Sachse (up to a $32.15 total value). The meal includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.95 value)
- Two homemade baked pasta entrees (up to a $7.95 value each) or one pizza (up to a $15.95 value)
- One dessert (up to a $4.95 value)
- Two drinks (a $1.65 value each)<p>
Cafe Roma’s ovens shimmer with heat, melting cheese and crisping crusts on hearty Italian dishes and chewy garlic rolls. Dining pairs begin their meals by splitting an appetizer, chewing at crispy breaded calamari fritti and racing mozzarella sticks through pools of marinara. A pair of homemade baked pasta dishes arrives at tables flanked by garlic rolls and salads, with choices such as baked ziti, ravioli, and the pasta combo, a trio of manicotti, lasagna, and cannelloni. Alternatively, diners can peel away slices of a topping-laden pizza, biting into the juicy sausage and tangy peppers of a Roma’s special, or playing pepperoni checkers on the squares of a sicilian pizza.
At the meal’s end, feeding fellows split their choice of New York–style cheesecake, cannoli, or tiramisu. All the while, favorite sodas and iced teas bubble patiently in their cups, waiting to cool overeager tongues.
Housemade pastas, hearty Italian entrees, and New York–style pizza sold by the slice populate the lengthy menu at Cafe Roma. In the kitchen, chefs prepare chicken, veal, and fresh seafood in a variety of ways, from shrimp scampi sautéed with garlic and lemon and tossed over linguini to veal parmigiana blanketed in mozzarella and tomato sauce. Kids can practice their cutlery skills with spaghetti and fettuccine alfredo or munch on a slice of “Grandma’s” pizza topped with marinara sauce and garlic. Unlike Cookie Monster’s intervention, meals conclude with rich desserts, such as tiramisu and cheesecake. Though Cafe Roma has a comfortable BYOB dining room, the eatery also offers take-out, delivery, and catering.