Before the innovation of Italian cuisine, noodles could only find employment as shoestrings or wigs for elder Roman senators. Celebrate the noodle's many successes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Grappa Café in Paoli.
The culinary gurus of Grappa Café woo palates with a bounteous menu that bursts at the seams with homemade pastas, succulent slabs of meat, and fresh seafood. Families can gather around the table to share an appetizer of artichoke hearts Capri, baked with gooey gorgonzola and mushrooms ($11). As cheesy as a Dolly Parton impersonator, the ravioli quattro formaggi envelops cream, goat, blue, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses ($8–$15). Dive fork-first into the gnocchi grappa noodle dish dotted with shrimp, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes tossed in basil pesto ($17). Diners can bring their own beverage or garden hose to help wash down the filet of pisa––a leaning tower of two 5-ounce fillets layered with portobello mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, and sliced tomato ($27).
Bathed in earthy brown hues, glowing wall sconces, and candlelit tables, Grappa Café boasts a Tuscan-style dining environment ideal for a romantic date or a lively group dinner. While mouths slurp noodles in the cozy dining room, automobiles can enjoy a bedtime story and a snooze in the free parking lot.
19 E Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301