Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Finbars Italian Kitchen, which has locations in Seal Beach and Costa Mesa.
Finbars, which takes its name from the Brooklyn parish where its owners originated, caters to patrons with a combination of New York–style Italian cuisine and left coast plates. Visitors who stop by for lunch or dinner can sucker punch their hunger with menus of healthy, homemade pastas, pizzas, burgers, and low-carb options. Savor fresh poached Atlantic salmon in a basil cream sauce, jambalaya fettuccine in a Cajun hot sauce, or a dessert such as layered chocolate gelato cake. On Fridays and Saturdays, both locations feature live music to soothe ears with sonorous notes and nudge stomachs into enhanced states of postprandial contentment.
- Spaghetti and Meatballs - HUGE meatballs. YUM and great value, Ravioli Combo with their SUNDAY Sauce is a favorite by most who Ive [sic] taken. All the LEFT COAST pastas are worthy. – kim d., Seal Beach location
- They have good but reasonably priced wine choices, and every dish we've ever had has been fantastic. – Michele H., Costa Mesa location
Finbars Italian Kitchen
Before moving to California, the owners of Finbars Italian Kitchen lived in a Brooklyn neighborhood densely populated with Italian families. Like the rest of the neighborhood, they attended St. Finbar parish, where they gossiped and traded recipes with “grandmas, moms, and quite a few uncles that all know how and love to cook.” Later, as transplants to the West Coast, they infused the “straight to the point food” they knew and loved with fresh, California-style ingredients such as cilantro, zucchini, and celebrity secrets. Their menu soon grew to reflect both their traditions and culinary developments, with dishes such as chicken tequila fusilli, pad thai linguine, and New York prime steaks. Today, they serve their freshly made dishes in two locations, where live music entertains diners on weekends.