Making food from scratch typically requires advance preparation, adherence to a recipe, and your third and final genie wish. Save the third wish for more wishes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian, Romanian, and Hungarian cuisine at Daniela's Restaurant.
While her sister, Cori, handles front of the house duties, chef Daniela Curcion concocts Italian, Romanian, and Hungarian delicacies from scratch. Salad de vinete's pool of smooth eggplant spread, lifeguarded by slices of ripe tomatoes, beckons hunks of freshly baked bread to take a dip ($6.50). Tender beef, pork, and lamb roll into Romanian-style mititei sausages ($15), forming one-third of the Transylvanian platter alongside sarmale, cabbage rolls stuffed with ground beef, pork, and rice, and csirke paprikas, a Hungarian chicken stew spiked with spaetzle and potatoes ($36.95). After relocating into handmade spinach ravioli drizzled with béchamel sauce, pumpkins, mascarpone, and parmeggiano live under the assumed name of cappellacci verdi ala zucca ($15). Tiramisu tempts dessert-craving patrons ($6.95), and postprandial indulgences can continue at home with jars of homemade orange jam or marmalade ($3.99+).
The Curcion sisters adorn the walls of Daniela's Restaurant with folk dresses designed and sewn by their late mother, further enhancing the atmosphere with live music—musicians occasionally fill the dining room with song, tickling the ivories of a 100-year-old piano.
13500 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, Florida 34110