Chefs and magicians both boast dexterous hands and the ability to pull fresh ingredients out of their oversize hats. Revel in the mystery of culinary illusions with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of rustic Italian cuisine at Florentino's in Newtown.
Florentino's chefs meld the flavors of fresh fish and meats with their homemade pastas, layering house-made sauces atop culinary creations featured in the dinner and lunch menus. The pasta con salsiccia e pomodoro features sweet italian sausage and fresh olives basted in a hearty plum-tomato sauce ($17.50), and the shrimp scampi contains crustaceans sautéed in aromatic olive oil and saturated with a choice of white-wine or spicy red sauce ($21). Lunch offerings energize patrons for days spent rock climbing in clown shoes and include an array of sandwiches ($9–$13) as well as the eggplant parmigiano featuring thin-sliced eggplant snuggling up against capellini pasta amid a snowfall of parmigiano cheese and basil ($15). Meals conclude with a complimentary dessert for Groupon users who dine Monday–Wednesday. Florentino's large front windows beckon patrons within its doors where tables and booths can accommodate large groups as well as small football teams amid the dining room's mirror-bedecked walls.
Chef Francisco Argueta’s love for Italian cooking doesn't just stretch across his 20-year culinary career—it stretches across three area restaurants: Francisco's on the River, Florentino's, and Mamita's. In contrast with the pastoral setting of Francisco's, Florentino's embraces the antique charm and gourmand poltergeists of historic downtown Newtown. Here, Chef Francisco builds a solid foundation of classic red, wine, and cream sauces, draping them over entrees of lobster ravioli, shrimp scampi, and eggplant parmigiano. Tradition isn't everything at Florentino's; Chef Francisco has been known to switch things up with plates of mango-salsa salmon and lunches of pesto burgers and filet mignon sandwiches.
18 S State St.
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940