The best way to capture a wild, rampaging meal is to hook it with a gigantic pasta lasso. Test your throwin' arm with today's deal: for $6, you get $12 worth of Italian fare during lunch at Italian Kitchen. This Groupon is redeemable exclusively between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Italian Kitchen's Old World ambience and authentic recipes earned it a spot as one of the best Italian restaurants in the nation by Best of the Best, and as "Region's Best Italian Restaurant" by Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living magazine, 2009. Its authentic Italian lunch fare sates overwrought salivary glands with a host of classic entrees, sandwiches, and specialty pastas. Fresh manila clams ($10.95) are steamed in Italian family values, with lessons in butter, wine, Prosciutto, tomatoes, herbs, and garlic. House specialties, like fresh broiled salmon ($12.95) and chicken puttanesca ($11.95), sizzle in fragrant aromas of olive oils. The sandwich menu is dotted with house-made meatball sandwiches ($8.95) and Italian grillers ($8.95) stuffed with grilled chicken, onions, pepper, salami, and provolone, smeared with white wine pesto.
Build your own pasta platter ($11.95) from a worthy assemblage of noodles, sauces, and meats that outshines even the swankiest of Cub Scout spaghetti dinners.
Nibbles coexist with nips when a selection from the extensive wine list accompanies a dessert. Quaff a glass of Warres Otima 20-year tawny port ($12) while delicately pecking at the Godfather ($6.99), a warm two-layer brownie blanketed in dark chocolate ganache then topped with vanilla ice cream and two sauces.
Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine recommends Italian Kitchen and named it "Region's Best Italian Restaurant" in 2009. It also received second place for "Best Italian Food" by Pacific Northwest Inlander magazine. Cityseachers and ten Yelpers give it an average of 4 stars, and 85% of Urbanspooners recommend it.