Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's use of "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and its "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize out-of-control mayors. Today's Groupon similarly stuns, and rightfully so: for $10, you get $20 worth of northern Italian cuisine at Floga Bistro in Kennett Square.
Floga Bistro’s team of pasta professionals utilize fresh, locally acquired ingredients to construct a menu of authentic northern Italian dishes with Mediterranean influences. Fill kung fu grips with paninis such as the Marco Polo, a savory stack of roasted turkey and portobello mushrooms under a red-pepper spread ($8.99). Prosciutto di parma mingles with gouda cheese and sundried tomatoes to construct the Montessa pizza, which boasts a brick-oven baked crust ($17.99). Table denizens can also enjoy antipasti dishes such as mussels simmered in a rich blend of olive oil and herbs and flambéed in a white wine sauce ($10.99) or the vitello a la parmigiano—breaded veal tucked beneath a blanket of provolone cheese and zesty marinara on a bed of pasta ($14.99). Seafood Vesuvio ($20.99) gathers a quintet of submersible snacks—salmon, shrimp, calamari, clams, and mussels—allowing diners to sample the flavors of the Mediterranean Sea without the hassle of renting a wetsuit or soaking a business suit in water.
The culinary traditions and ingredients of Northern Italy inform many of the dishes at Floga Bistro. Chefs there scatter fennel sausage and prosciutto across regular and gluten-free pizza crusts bound for the rippling warmth of a hearth. They ladle spoonfuls of sun-dried tomatoes, wild mushrooms, and marsala wine cream sauce over tangles of thick, sunshine-hued pappardelle made in-house. With a sharp sizzle, panini presses shut on halved ciabatta rolls hiding rib-eye, caramelized onions, and fontina cheese like the backpack of a totally unprepared secret agent. In the cozy dining room, festive booths and stone accents surround diners, and paintings of cityscapes, flowers, and abstract prints dapple the sage and pumpkin walls.
826 E Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348Get Directions