Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine at Café Rose in Riverton.
At Café Rose, chef Frank Dura furnishes plates with flavorful Italian dishes composed of fresh, local ingredients. The parmesan-and-herb-stuffed portobello mushroom ($6.95), like the introduction to an eat-your-own-adventure book, acts as a palatable prologue to heartier fare, such as the loin of pork—a slab of slow-roasted succulence served with an apple-onion chutney ($15.95)—or the grilled New York strip steak ($19.95). Choose from seven pasta entrees, including the penne gorgonzola, which conglomerates lump crab meat, garlic, asparagus, and crispy pancetta beneath a creamy blanket of potent gorgonzola sauce ($16.95). Fishier fare includes the pan-broiled salmon swaggering in a sea of lemon butter, asparagus, and fire-licked tomatoes ($17.95).
The walls of Café Rose, which were originally erected in the late nineteenth century, tell as many stories as the persons sandwiched betwixt them. The intimate Victorian space enables diners to transport themselves to otherworldly moments—moments that become even more spirited thanks to the restaurant's generous BYOB policy.
517 Howard St.
Riverton, New Jersey 08077Get Directions