Unless properly restrained by spaghetti, meatballs roll uncontrollably, knocking over carefully stacked Lincoln Logs and bowling perfect games at the local lanes. Keep your supper subdued with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant. Choose between the following locations: Oak Lawn or New Lenox.
The seasoned chefs at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant dole out generous portions of classic Italian dishes augmented by a well-appointed wine list. Tantalize tongues with hearty dinner appetizers such as the baked clams painted with De Jonghe butter ($8.95). Curd fiends can chomp the quarto formaggi lasagna, which is lavishly layered in asiago, ricotta, fontinella, and mozzarella cheeses ($12.95), or appease carnivorous canines with the steak la melinase, pan-fried protein caught in a tug-of-war between a spaghetti bed and a provolone blanket ($14.95).
Printed on yeasty dough, the pizza menu includes the thin-crust Papa's special, piled high with sausage, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers ($16.85 and up), and the cheesy deep-dish pie ($12.25 and up) that knows all the words to Meat Loaf's greatest hits.
Edible excursions conclude sweetly with classic Italian desserts, from the amaretto-soaked tiramisu concocted from espresso to the homemade iced lemon cookies. During balmy months, diners can swill a glass of fresh-fruit sangria ($6.50) on the New Lenox location's outdoor patio, guarded from judgmental nests of Fabergé eggs by a white picket fence.
Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant
Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant’s menu advertises a bevy of fresh pastas and classic Italian entrees featuring marsala and lemon butter sauces, zesty marinara, tenderly cooked chicken, and beef medallions. Thin- and deep-crust pizzas can be decorated with a combination of a dozen fresh toppings, and savory meatball sandwiches vie with house-made lasagna for the chance to kiss taste buds. A roster of 20 wines and a dozen different beers helps patrons wash down generous forkfuls of chicken parmigiana, manicotti, and calamari.