Pasta?

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Mountain View, California

Pasta? Mountain View Reviews

Aileen Aileen
1 reviews
Jan 29, 2006
The first thing you should know about "Pasta?" is how to say the name.

You need to say it with a question in your voice. For example:

"Where do you want to have dinner tonight?"

"I was thinking we could eat at Pasta?!?"

Pasta? is a restaurant that you just can't take too seriously. The

menus have a quirky question mark emblazoned on their cover, and the

wait staff is highly amusing and friendly. Be prepared to ponder the

exact nature of the relationship between the maitre d and the water

boy, and smirk when your flamboyant waiter just about professes his

undying love to the birthday girl in your party. Pasta? is mostly

enjoyable not because of the food, but because of its airy and relaxed

ambiance (outdoor seating helps with the "airy" part of the ambiance in

the Mountain View location).

The pasta (and other menu items) are generally good at Pasta? The

bruschetta was yummy, and the bread the waiters initially brought was

decent, though nothing exceptional. There wasn't that much selection

for me, being a vegetarian, but I found that their gnocchi tastes

particularly good in pesto sauce. I would suggest coming to Pasta? with

a healthy appetite, though, especially if you're going for the gnocchi.

Because while the pasta tasted soft and pillowly for the first couple

of bites, by the time I was halfway through my own bowl of gnocchi I

had sworn off eating altogether.

Until dessert, that is. Which was delicious. I can't remember exactly what I ordered, but it was some sort of ice

cream dusted in cocoa powder and nuts. It was so good I seriously had to beat my friends off with a fork.

Pasta? also has a location in downtown Palo Alto on University, I

believe, which is pretty much the same as the Mountain View location

except that it's a bit more cramped and has better (more amusing)

service.

If you want to eat decently priced Italian food in a comfortable setting, Pasta? is the place to be.
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travelman727 says:
Pasta? - Great review? Next time I travel to Monterey, I'll have to take a side trip there?
Posted on: Jul 14, 2006
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