Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn't deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today's Groupon to Isabella Café in Tinley Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $35 of Italian fare Monday–Thursday and Sunday.
- For $15, you get $30 of Italian fare any day of the week.
Isabella Café’s passionate chef crafts a menu of meatballs, pastas, and other classic Italian fare as well as culinary curveballs of his own creation. Forks can follow a trail of angel hair pasta ($13.95) past veal-meatball boulders and lakes of marinara to reach a secret stash of creamy goat cheese or unearth savory duck and cream cheese buried in stuffed portobello mushrooms ($6.25) by pirates short of suitable treasure chests. Law-abiding molars can also pat down a stuffed chicken breast ($16.95) smuggling brandy cream sauce past Prohibition-era border patrols. For dessert, the kitchen-favorite chocolate coconut torte ($5.95) negotiates a chocolate sauce-smothered resolution to meals held hostage by indecision.
Select a chianti or cabernet from the wine list to set atop a dark wooden table in the main dining room. Alternatively, the restaurant’s umbrella-laden patio offers shade from sunlight and a chance to grasp at summer’s last straws before fall steals them for blow-pipe battles.
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17211 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, Illinois 60477