The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $5, you get $10 worth of Italian sandwiches, drinks, and market goods at Olives Italian Market, located in the heart of downtown New Braunfels.
Olives Italian Market dishes out an authentic deli menu of paninis nestled on rustic artisanal breads, homemade gelato, and racks of hard-to-find Italian-imported goods, such as pastas, cheeses, and roasted daily coffee beans. Plunge face first into the caprese salad, a tower of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil slumbering on a bed of greens drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic ($6.25). The muffalatta panini—stacked with salami, ham, prosciutto, provolone, and olive relish ($7.50)—transports taste buds to Italy without the jetlag-inducing flight of dealing with chatty babies and crying businessmen. The meatball sandwich ($7.25) floods mouths with globular meaty goodness, and the market's creamy homemade gelato is a sweet way to end your edible expedition.
Adorned with rustic hues that evoke the feel of an Old World corner store, Olives provides several shelves of imported stomach stuffers, such as pasta from the centuries-old pasta purveyor Garofalo, nutty Sicilian espresso beans, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, capers, and anchovies.
- Stop in here if you want quality Italian fare. We love the fresh breads, too and don't forget to leave room for gelato! – Beth Paul Wolpman, Urbanspoon
- I had the most delicious muffaletta here! This is an adorable little spot with very friendly staff and fresh, delicious food. – Ashley L., Yelp, 11/24/10
Olives Italian Market
The brainchild of Benny and Sandy Fontana, Olives Italian Market evokes an Old World corner market with dishes hewn from simple family recipes and hard-to-find Italian imported edibles. Panini makers layer imported Italian meats and cheeses atop fresh, rustic breads baked in-house to forge sandwiches, and creamy house-made gelato cools tongues steamy from java brewed from house-roasted coffee beans. The family-run shop also stocks a market of Italian ingredients, including extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, capers, pasta, and anchovies that patrons can use to create mouthwatering meals that inspire jealousy in cans of Chef Boyardee.:m]]
Downtown New Braunfels
215 S Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, Texas 78130Get Directions