Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today’s Groupon to Italiano Delite, valid at locations in Emmaus and Macungie. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare for dinner or lunch.
- For $19, you get $40 worth of Italian fare for dinner or lunch.
Italiano Delite’s medley of homestyle Italian dishes, including 25 types of gourmet pizza, tender veal draped over beds of noodles, and hot and cold sandwiches, transports tongues to the sun-soaked Italian countryside and majestic cities. Settled inside the casual digs, surrounded by murals of historical Roman figures drinking wine and break dancing, guests twirl forks in baked meat or cheese ravioli ($13.95) and pry open mussels hiding in spaghetti or linguini sopped in marinara ($15.95). Pizza cutters stumble through a mountain range of toppings, including the ziti and meat sauce from the stuffed-pasta pizza ($14.95 for a small; $20.95 for a large) or the steak and hot pepper indigenous to the german pizza ($10.95 for a small; $16.95 for a large). Stomachs can fend off midday hunger with the meatball parmigiana sandwich ($5.95) or the tuscan grilled chicken wrap, which traps vegetables inside a choice of white, wheat, spinach, or tomato-basil shell ($6.75).
Like their recipes, the Mannino family comes from Sicily. At Italiano Delite, they and their chefs keep up the rich tradition of genuine Sicilian fare through a rustic menu filled with the likes of pasta and meatballs, baked lasagna, and penne alla vodka, as well as gluten-free and low-carb options. Their 30 specialty pizzas such as the Philly cheesesteak add greater variety to family-style eating, while their midday buffets please both belly and eye with a feast-worthy spread of hot and cold appetizers, pastas, entrees, and salads.