The spaghetti western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $55 worth of food and drinks at Caffe Bella Italia in Pacific Beach.
Certified "green" by the Green Restaurant Association, Caffe Bella Italia uses fresh local produce and hormone-free meats to create a menu of traditional Northern Italian cuisine. Tantalize taste buds with an appetizer such as the bruschetta Bella Italia, a sampler offering four different toppings—garlic and fresh chopped tomatoes, roasted bell pepper, parma prosciutto, and smoked salmon and butter ($10). Main courses include the vitello alla parmigiana, incorrectly translated as "delicious plate of meat" and featuring savory veal medallions layered with eggplant, fresh tomato sauce, and provolone cheese, and satisfyingly sautéed in white wine ($21). Seafood lovers and landlocked mermaidens can sup on the zuppa di cozze e vongole, a spicy chopped tomato broth teeming with tasty islands of fresh clams and mussels ($16), while omnivores can delight in the menu's many handmade pasta offerings, including traditional favorite farfalle al pesto Genovese ($15), dressing fashionably flavorful bow ties in a fresh pesto robe. An array of wood-fired pizzas ($14–$17) is also available.
Caffe Bella Italia boasts an extensive wine selection of quaffs both domestic and international to complement the flavors of your meal. Awake your inner Bacchus as you absorb the ambiance of Caffe Bella Italia's dining room or covered and heated patio. As a bonus from Caffee Bellta Italia, Groupon purchasers can continue their edible explorations of the Land of Botticelli and Benigni—sign up within 30 days of using your Groupon and get 15% off Caffe Bella Italia's off-site catering service.
- When the meal is finished, it is hard to get up from our seats. The space is delightful and over the course of the meal we have begun to feel at home. – Lauren Duffy, San Diego Restaurants.com
- One of a kind establishment, great for a romantic evening or just dining with friends. Staff is extremely welcoming and treat you like an old friend. – SarahE6224, Zagat