Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian-American fare and drinks at The Prospect Café in West Hartford. Today's Groupon is only available for lunch orders from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is not valid for pizza.
An inviting neighborhood atmosphere and a tasty, diverse menu stocked with homespun touches has kept The Prospect Café a West Hartford fixture for 45 years. Fortify your stomach's place among the sated with starters like the calamari fritti ($9.95), or the savory hot sausage and broccoli rabe ($9.95). The tasty leaf pile of the crispy prosciutto & asparagus salad pleases tongues ($9.95), while Prospect's famous eggplant sandwich ($8.95) rests on a hard-roll sled before tumbling down your tummy-hill. Al fresco diners dig the heated outdoor patio, where they can casually nosh the chicken marsala ($16.95) or pasta putanesca ($14.95) amid the company of friends, court-mandated dates, or talkative tree people.
The Prospect Café's affable owner can be seen bartending and waiting tables at his family-owned and operated eatery, and the personable and attentive servers underscore its welcoming vibe. The parking lot provides the perfect place to park a car.