Pasta is one of the world's most popular dishes, partly because of its delicious simplicity but mostly because of the magic spell cast onto all of humanity by its inventor, Strega Nona. Surrender to the urge of Italian eats with today's Groupon to Castalia 997 Restaurant & Lounge in Woodland Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Italian fare for dinner Sunday–Friday.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Italian fare for dinner on Saturday.
Referencing a dinner menu filled with hearty Italian fare, the chefs at Castalia 997 Restaurant & Lounge fuel feasts inside a dimly lit dining area with exposed-brick doorways and live entertainment on Saturday nights. To begin, guests can impress servers by ordering starter dishes in Old Italian or by quickly alphabetizing the pieces of bacon, onion, scallion, and green and red peppers sprawled across the vongole al forno appetizer ($10). The kitchen yields a medley of traditional, whole-wheat, or gluten-free pastas, such as orecchiette castalia ($19)—with sausage, broccoli rabe, and cannellini beans—or Tuscan, Bolognese, or Vincenza styles of gnocchi ($18). For meatier meals, knives can carve morsels from a half rack of slow-cooked spare ribs ($14) or chicken favorito ($19). The eatery also surprises palates and kitchen pans with a selection of weekly specials and homemade desserts.
Casatalia 997 Restaurant & Lounge
The versatile kitchens at Castalia 997 Restaurant & Lounge whip up an array of Italian dishes to lure patrons to the restaurant’s dining tables, full bar, and live music. Sizzling seafood entrees come grilled or pan-seared, and fork-tangling pasta dishes can be customized with gluten-free or whole-wheat noodles. Live entertainment livens up the atmosphere on Friday and Saturday nights, filling the air with classic tunes from an era before cell phones and time-traveling assassins.
997 McBride Avenue
Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424