Like the earth's crust, lasagna has multiple, chef-constructed layers that are filled entirely with bolognese sauce and gourmet cheese. Excavate pasta dishes with today's Groupon to Zolas Restaurant in Nepean. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a 6"x9" pan of fresh bake-at-home lasagna (a $15.95 value) or cannelloni (a $16.95 value) and 12 dinner rolls (a $5 value; up to a $21.95 total value).
- For $25, you get $50 worth of catered Italian fare.
Zolas patrons equip successful dinner parties with prepared meals ready to be cooked at home and a catering menu brimming with house-made pasta and Italian offerings. Customers can ferry home layers of lasagna noodles, bolognese sauce, and ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses ready to be cooked in a 6"x9" pan, or fill friends' and passing mailmen's mouths with cylindrical cannelloni packed with three cheeses and fresh spinach. Dinner guests break from conversation to bite into a dozen semolina rolls, available in either white or whole wheat. Zolas culinary masters emerge from underneath their lasagna-noodle quilts to mix up fresh batches of ready-to-cook, unfrozen lasagna and cannelloni dishes each day.
Catered-fare seekers can put down forks and wind fingers around focaccia, ciabatta, or wrap-style sandwiches stuffed with roast beef and cheese ($8.95) or portobello mushrooms with bermuda onion and tarragon mayo ($8.95). Families can stock supplies for future picnics with customized, eco-friendly lunch boxes ($14.50), which include a choice of caesar or mixed salad, fresh fruit salad, and a gourmet cookie inscribed with the customer's name and secret superhero identity. Feed a block party or prepare for an impending tomato shortage with mix-and-match large pasta and sauce offerings ($33–$75) and salads ($26–$40). Chefs slather dough with sauce and cheese, sprinkling on BBQ chicken before cutting gourmet pizzas into 12 slices ($19.95), and construct signature torta rustica that serve eight to 12 people with selections such as grilled vegetable or chicken gorgonzola ($48).
Among the local artwork and surrealist paintings that pepper Zola Restaurant’s walls, diners sit at granite tables isolated by gauzy red curtains. Wafting aromas of fresh-baked bread emanate from an open-concept kitchen, where guests watch as chefs combine handmade pastas with savoury sauces and blanket gourmet pizzas with smoked cheeses and cured meats. Just like wrestlers training for a match on a lifeboat, guests can enjoy a light lunch or brunch, or delve into hearty plates of housemade sausage or slow-roasted porchetta––local pork shoulder spiced with Italian truffle, sage, rosemary, and thyme and hiding beneath a layer of hot pancetta.
On Saturdays, live jazz enhances the atmosphere, mingling with the sounds of cooking and tinkling glasses raised in celebration. Sommeliers and bartenders pair the dishes with local and imported wines, beers, and cocktails, though patrons can also bring their own wine or steal sips from their child's juice box. In an effort to outsmart dietary restrictions and expose all palates to Italy’s culinary traditions, chefs can make their dough or pasta gluten-free upon request.