Before it became a staple of Mediterranean cuisine, olive oil was used for hilarious pranks, such as oiling door handles and making stone tablets too slippery to write on. Enjoy modern mealmakers with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mediterranean fare at La Farfalla Café in Escondido.
The hand-crafted meals at La Farfalla Café are inspired by the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. Show spoons what they’ve been missing with pizza soup, a beefy broth of sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and peppers simmered in a tomato-based sauce with optional pasta and mozzarella ($2.95/small, $5.25/large). Garden-fresh flavor that doesn't involve sleeping face-down in a neighborhood vegetable patch comes in the form of organic quinoa tabbouleh salad, sprouting full vegan fervor with a mixture of fresh italian parsley, carrots, cucumbers, green onions, tomatoes, lemon, and olive oil ($8.95). Flatten hunger with a piadina, house bread dough rolled flat and warmed in a dry skillet, topped with options that include chicken, pesto, provolone, and tomato with a choice of green salad or potato salad ($8.95). Satisfy sweet and salad-y urges with the chocolate-zucchini cake, slathered with rich chocolate buttercream ($2.95) and manageable by dessert fork or pitchfork. La Farfalla Café uses organic ingredients in all of its dishes whenever possible, will make almost anything to special order, and offers eaters the option to make their meals gluten-free for $1 extra.
155 S Orange St.
Escondido, California 92025Get Directions