A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare and non-alcoholic drinks at Frankie's Italian Cuisine in North Olmsted. This Groupon is valid for dine-in, carryout, and delivery.
The culinary crew at Frankie's Italian Cuisine sculpts an expansive menu of traditional Italian fare. Commence flavorful journeys with a serving of calamari pepperonata, which showcases lightly breaded and fried pieces of calamari tossed in red-pepper pesto sauce to provide camouflage when the appetizer attempts to infiltrate a gang of clown noses ($9.95). Spring mix meets roma tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella in the caprese salad ($8.95), and specialty pizzas such as a large margherita ($17.15) or a small spinach-artichoke ($13.95) blend myriad flavors into crusty wholes made from decades-old recipes. A bed of linguine cradles strips of chicken sautéed with mushrooms, peppers, and onions in the chicken cacciatore ($16.95), and pillowy gnocchi arrives resplendent in a choice of five sauces including tomato, alfredo, or asteroid reduction ($12.95).
Frankie's Italian Cuisine
The scents of bubbling cheese and tangy marinara waft through Frankie's Italian Cuisine, where chefs have built pastas and pizzas from Old World recipes since 1967. In the kitchen, chefs craft dough and sauces each day to ensure that meals taste as fresh as a mentholated snowflake. When preparing seafood linguine, they cast nets of pasta into boiling pots, pulling up a succulent catch of gulf shrimp to slather in a house-made white or red clam sauce. In the dining room, napkins morph into Renaissance-style paintings as tomato sauce artfully drips from 15 specialty pizzas, such as the margherita with fresh basil, roma tomatoes, and buffalo mozzarella.
A party room accommodates up to 30 guests with ample seating and an array of dinners that include salad, italian bread, and a nonalcoholic beverage. Alternatively, diners can fuel parties at their homes and offices by placing catering orders for 24-slice pizzas, pasta trays, and dessert platters studded with cannolis and cheesecakes.