Common in pasta dishes, the noodle also serves as Italy's auxiliary mode of communication, as all citizens are proficient at conveying their thoughts with macaroni pictographs. Express eager appetites with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Spampinato's Restaurant in Conshohocken.
Spampinato's Restaurant tantalizes tomato-craving tongues with a collection of piquant pastas from Grandma Spampinato's recipe book. Scan the menu’s selection of delectable dishes and sample the parmesan-encrusted whole artichoke hearts, paired with a pool of marinara dipping sauce ($12), or skip straight to the penne Siciliano, tossed with eggplant, portabella mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella, and marinara ($15). Lift taste buds to new heights with the chicken Hercules, a grilled breast topped with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and fresh mozzarella, served alongside Italian-style potatoes ($19). Complement the meal with sips from Spampinato's complete wine list while enjoying the outdoor patio or thawing a frozen caveman next to the interior fireplace.
Growing up in an Italian family, Michael Spampinato learned all of his Grandma Spamp's best recipes at a young age. He could hardly have imagined that after spending more than three decades in the food industry he would return to these beloved recipes as the source of inspiration behind Spampinato’s Restaurant. Today, he and his youngest daughter, Marcie, welcome guests with a menu of Italian specialties that pair chicken, sweet italian sausage, veal, and seafood with pastas and Old World sauces. While there’s no shortage of traditional dishes, the menu makes room for chef Michael’s own innovative creations, such as fried calamari stuffed with hot italian sausage.
As family-oriented as the menu, the restaurant’s dining room fills with laughter and chatter as groups take seats among exposed-brick walls, hardwood floors, and a crackling corner fireplace. Spampinato's outdoor patio—a shaded area known as The Grotto—fills up on warmer nights with guests and sports fans come to watch the latest gladiatorial match on the two big-screen TVs.