Twirling a fork is useful when eating spaghetti and downright essential when repairing electrical sockets. Shock your taste buds with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Caffe Italia in Fort Walton Beach.
Caffe Italia delivers homestyle Italian fare from the fertile mind of co-owner Nada Eckahrdt, who learned the delicious trade while working at a restaurant in northern Italy. Caffe Italia’s menu features tasty wonders, such as the parpadelle alla bolognese, made from fresh egg pasta, sweet and hot sausage, onion, peppers, mushrooms, and sun dried tomatoes ($16). Caffe Italia’s pizzas are prepared with a slide ruler to ensure that each pie’s circumference measures 3.14159 ($12–$24), and the restaurant stocks many other Italian concoctions, such as ravioli, fettuccine, and lasagna. Classic Italian meals wouldn’t be complete without a sip of vino, and Caffe Italia boasts an impressive wine list available by the bottle, glass, and thimble.
Caffe Italia’s décor matches the menu’s Old World allure thanks to its location inside a charming 1927 home near Brooks Bridge. Inside, the feeling of attending a family supper permeates throughout as patrons admire the eclectically decorated walls, cozy tables, and a patio overlooking the water that comes in handy for putting out mustache fires.