Like green eyes and the deed to a purchased star, the best recipes are passed down from generation to generation. Savor family-tested culinary creations with today’s Groupon to Momma D’s Casa Di Pasta in Newington. Choose between the following options:
For $38, you get a three-course Italian dinner for two (up to a $76.85 total value), which includes:
- One starter, soup, or salad (up to a $10.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $20.95 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $7.50 value)
- Two glasses of wine (up to an $8.25 value each)
For $58, you get a three-course Italian dinner for four (up to a $153.70 total value), which includes:
- Two starters, soups, or salads (up to a $10.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $20.95 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $7.50 value each)
- Four glasses of wine (up to an $8.25 value each)
At Momma D’s Casa Di Pasta, six house-made sauces, from-scratch meatballs, and fresh mozzarella have been transporting palates back to early 1900s Italy for more than a quarter century. After settling into the dining room, companions peruse the menu, challenge each other to juggling competitions with seafood-stuffed mushrooms, and warm up tongues with baked artichoke hearts. The alfredo sauce’s heavy-cream-and-cheese base infuses prosciutto lounging on a tangle of imported fettuccine, punctuated with tender green peas. Forks disassemble the hand-rolled crêpes of manicotti to reveal a trio of cheeses or pierce the golden-brown mozzarella of eggplant parmigian. Sips of wine fuel conversations about how the moon might hit one's eye and debates about whether to indulge in limoncello cake, tiramisu, or fresh cannolis, whose flavors rotate daily.
According to Seacoastonline.com, third-generation owner and chef Henry Dutkowski faithfully follows his grandmother’s traditional lasagna and manicotti recipes. Each day, he simmers whole peeled tomatoes into savory sauces for three hours to create a fresh, flavorful texture.