A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Tambascio’s Italian Grill in Newtown.
Tambascio’s culinary artisans craft a hearty Italian menu using fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, and an inventive approach to Old World cuisine. Visitors can prime palates with traditional starters such as fried calamari ($14.99 for a large) or sample Portuguese-style clams steamed in beer and served with caramelized shallots and chorizo ($11.99). Entrees encompass fruits of the sea freshly plucked from underwater orchards, including pan-seared Atlantic salmon that sports herb crusting and rests atop roasted fennel risotto ($18.95). Turf-derived offerings, meanwhile, include the 16-ounce tuscan T-bone topped with rosemary butter and accompanied by roasted garlic mashed potatoes ($24.95). The mediterranean pizza ($10.95–$17.95) arrives bearing fresh basil, eggplant, kalamata olives, and feta cheese; roasted-tomato-and-goat-cheese ravioli bathes in a lifeguard-supervised pool of savory roasted pepper pink sauce ($16.99).