Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon to Notini's in Bossier City. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare for dinner.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of Italian fare for lunch.
Notini's culinary wizards conjure up hearty platters of cuisine, allowing diners to sample Old World dishes doused in scratch-made sauces and salad dressings. Practice for an upcoming jousting tournament by lancing the leafy greens of a Papa's chef salad ($7.62) before spinning forks through a large plate of spaghetti, smothered in Notini's homemade meat sauce ($10.60). A choice of ham or turkey bridges the gap between two pieces of muffaletta, satisfying handheld cravings ($8.62 for a half sandwich). Nosh on the veggie pizza, which piles such fibrous goodies as tomatoes, onions, green bell peppers, black olives, and mushrooms on a Bronze Age model of planet Earth ($9.60 for an 8" pie), before washing down a mighty meal with a deluge of the customer-favorite mint spiced tea ($2.99).
Though they're both made from scratch daily, the two house sauces at Notini's are quite different. One is a plain tomato sauce, rich and ready for pouring over meatballs and Italian sausage. The other is a white alfredo sauce, meant to be mixed with fettuccine and meats such as chicken and shrimp. These family recipes define many of the dishes on the menu—a compilation of classic Italian foods that was created as an homage to the original Notini, Antonio.
Originally from Barga, Italy, Antonio Notini worked in the restaurant industry from the time he immigrated in 1909 until his retirement in 1960. Today, his son and grandsons manage Notini's with a deference to family tradition. They prepare po' boy sandwiches, pastas, and specialty pizzas to go with their signature sauces, and they serve up mint-spiced tea both by the glass and the take-home gallon. Weekly specials reward returning visitors with deals such as all-you-can-eat spaghetti on Wednesdays, which is otherwise only available if you hide out in their kitchen until after closing time.
2013 Airline Dr.
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111