Gluten-Free Pasta? Not cooked by me? In a restaurant? Obviously I had to go and check it out. So that's what I was doing on Thursday. Grano Pasta Bar is very small, probably seats about 14 total. It's great because it's almost as though you've been allowed to come into someone's kitchen to sit down and have some great food. The kitchen is right there on the other side of the bar, so you get to watch your food get cooked right in front of you, which is a treat in and of itself.
The menu is simple: Choose a pasta. Choose a sauce. Done. Want salad with that, ok -- we have a few types. The portion size of the pasta dish is huge, so be ready for leftovers, which I'm always a fan of -- dinner and lunch the next day? It's a win. If you want wine with dinner, bring your own, or do what we did and head down to the wine bar just down the street and end your meal there with a glass of wine and some dessert. Brilliant.
Looking for a bigger place? 3 blocks up there's Grano on Chestnut. Haven't been there yet, but it's on the to-do list.
4 days ago