The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks at La Casa Pasta.
La Casa Pasta serves a tongue-tempting menu of brick-oven pizzas, freshly pressed pasta, and an armada of authentic Italian dishes. Pucker up limber lips with the small plate grissini, a crew of crunchy breadsticks embraced by prosciutto di parma and drizzled with porcini truffle oil ($8). For entree excellence, sink your tang fangs into the cannelloni con carne, homemade pasta stuffed with pork, beef, ricotta, and mozzarella bathed in a marinara and onion béchamel sauce ($20), or opt for the brick-oven-baked polpette pizza, decorated with homemade meatballs, ricotta, and mozzarella ($12). Quell and caffeinate your sweetest tooth with the affogato, heaping scoops of Paciugo gelato soused in espresso and swathed in a safety blanket of whipped cream ($7.50).
La Casa Pasta's classic Italian décor dons marble floors and stone statues that can transport guests to Rome without the repercussions of jetlag or jetsam. During the frosty-clad winter months, live piano music can warm hearts, ears, and gallbladders on weekend evenings.
- The interior is very intimate. The restaurant is broken down into several small rooms to create a real cozy atmosphere. – daisyferret1, TripAdvisor
- The is fine italian dining at its best. This restaurant offers a wider selection of entrees beyond your typical pasta with marinara sauce. – Yahoo! contributor who posted on 02/11/10
La Casa Pasta
Marble floors and stone statues highlight the decor inside La Casa Pasta, but customers might be too entranced by the aromas of freshly baked bread and homemade sauces to notice the elegant space first. Chef and owner Giuseppe Martuscelli created a menu that pays homage to his hometown of Santa Maria Di Castellabate—near Salerno, Italy—with a mix of both Northern and Southern Italian culinary traditions. So as not to lose touch with his Italian roots and cooking inspirations, Giuseppe journeys back to Italy each year, returning with new recipes and ingredients. Throughout the week, the eatery also entices guests with brick-oven pizza and wine specials, along with happy hour each evening.
120 Four Seasons Pkwy.
Newark, Delaware 19702Get Directions