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 Monjunis Italian Cafe & Grocery in Bossier City. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch fare.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner fare, valid after 4 p.m.
A readers’ choice award winner from both the Bossier Press-Tribune and Shreveport Times, Monjunis Italian Cafe & Grocery conjures the zesty plates of a traditional Italian trattoria. Salads spliced with marinated artichokes ($7.95) and gulf shrimp ($12.25) set the stage for blissful servings of baked ravioli ($11.25) and broccoli fettuccini alfredo, which allows forks to play lifeguard to nutrient-rich veggie pontoons drowning in a sea of rich, creamy sauce ($11.95). Wafts of veal, eggplant, and chicken parmesan ($13.95–$15.95) vie for olfactory attention alongside a signature plate known as shrimp aurora ($15.95), a fusion of pasta, shrimp, and cheese stewed in original-recipe sauces.
With a lengthy local history dating back to the 1920s, Monjunis Italian Cafe & Grocery honors its impressive tradition by continually churning out more than 7,000 award-winning meatballs each week, using the surplus to blockade the Red River’s springtime pesto swells.