A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw egg and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon for Italian and Basque fare at Sandrini's. Choose from two options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch
- For $12, you get $25 worth of dinner
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner is available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Sandrini's serves up a unique blend of traditional Italian and Basque fare in a cozy pub setting. Pop in for lunch and join the midday crowd of power lunchers, bustling shoppers, and handsome mallards dressed in spats for a sandwich of thinly sliced lamb, provolone, and gravy ($9). Heartier appetites can go all out with a plate of Muscovy duck (grilled dusk breast in a hazelnut cherry-butter sauce served over polenta with gorgonzola sauce and sautéed vegetables, $20). In the evening, dinner dates can eye-wrestle over a plate of pickled tongue ($8) or Italian sausage bread loaded with mozzarella and herbs ($8) accompanied by glasses of Wild Horse cabernet sauvignon ($8 each). Flavorful pasta dishes such as the cannelloni stuffed with chicken, garlic, ricotta, and mushrooms ($15) will make you feel like you’re eating a Tuscan sunset, and a tender fillet of halibut Basquaise (crusted with panko, lemon zest, and herbs, then baked and served atop roasted red potatoes and asparagus, $19) tantalizes taste buds with whispers of a faraway land where bulls run freely through every street.
In addition to wines by the glass or bottle, Sandrini’s bar stocks a number of small-batch beers from the likes of Oregon's Deschutes Brewery ($4) and Belgium's Brasserie d'Orval S.A. ($6.50), plus peaty whiskeys and other fine liquors. Periodically, Sandrini’s comes alive with live music and spirits demanding that you avenge their deaths. Cozy up with friends amid the exposed brick, warm lighting, and rich wood finishes of Sandrini’s and take refuge from the elements, particularly winter’s hailstorms of lanthanides and actinides.
- The combination of the good well drinks, staff, atmosphere, and great food make this the best hang out in Bakersfield. – Blake O., Yelp
- Lunches are timely, evenings are quaint Italian and nights rock! Live bands, great nightlife and a fantastic start and end to an evening out. Sandrini's is one of those hidden spots that locals know and others need to find. – MartiniDave, Bakersfield.com user
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