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: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine at La Tosca in Bethlehem.
La Tosca's culinary engineers prepare entrees from scratch by following the blueprints on a menu of traditional northern Italian recipes and serve the delectables inside an elegant dining room. Ricotta cheese nestles into homemade ravioli malfatti ($16), and potato dumplings cannonball into a three-meat sauce in the gnocchi della nonna ($15). The chef prepares the pappardelle alla Tosca ($23) by tossing sweet italian sausage, mushrooms, and asparagus tips with fettuccine and saffron cream sauce, building muscle for future arm-wrestling competitions or for lifting ladles made of iron. Inside the scalloppine alla armagnac ($23), sautéed veal medallions mix with porcini mushrooms and asparagus in a mouth-moisturizing brandy cream sauce.
Rich tapestry decorates large windows surrounded by rich, cream-toned walls dressed with paintings and splashes of warm lighting. Candle-lit lanterns rest atop crisp white linen used to disguise wooden tables as ghosts.
La Tosca's culinary engineers follow the blueprints on a menu of traditional northern Italian recipes, authenticated by the Naples-born owner's taste buds. Chefs prepare every morsel from scratch, including pasta for the fan-favorite pappardelle and gnocchi dishes. The kitchen crew deftly designs seafood, chicken, and pasta entrees, but they're known for their mouthwatering treatment of veal, which they slice thin enough to double as an edible bookmark. In the dining room, rich tapestry drapes over large windows surrounded by cream-toned walls dressed with paintings and splashes of warm lighting. Candle-lit, wrought-iron lanterns rest atop crisp white linen used to disguise wooden tables as ghosts.