I’m not a “foodie” or an “food writer.” I am simply a girl on a budget who enjoys a cheap beer as well as gourmet pizza. The appreciation for a good place to eat comes from whether or not I leave with a smile on my face. I have no clue what spices went into my chicken tikka masala, nor can my “palate” detect a specific type of vegetable in a chili. I can, however, tell you if it was a damn fine meal and whether I’ll go back. This is my version of a restaurant review.
Top 9 Reasons to Visit DC Pasta
The DC Pasta Company is a new and affordable restaurant in Strongsville, Ohio. It’s very easy to find, and with plentiful parking. On March 21 at 7 pm, my pal Nidhi and I arrived at DC Pasta for dinner reservations and girl talk. We left satisfied and with doggie bags to take home for lunch the following day. Overall, it was a lovely restaurant with amazing pasta. Here are the top 9 reasons you need to visit DC Pasta.
1. Goodies. They have a case full of goodies to take home.
2. Cheap wine! They feature 25 wine bottles for under $25.
Cheap Financially savvy date? Sign me up.
3. Cocktails. Innovative and delicious cocktails. Only $8!
3a. Champagne + Craisins. The Pompeii is sparkly, fruity, and craisiny. We all know I love craisins.
4. White creamy goodness (TWSS). See that little plate of white creamy goodness? It went with the bread and Nidhi thought it had a bean base. It was so good I wanted to lick it out of the bowl (um, TWSS again).
5. Flavorful Dishes. First off, everything we ordered was fantastic. Each pasta dish was extremely unique and flavorful. Between the two of us, the Linguine Alla Carbonara Con Tartufo (with a
runny egg poached egg) and the Gnocchetti Sardi Verdi E Blu were our favorites (at least, they were my favorites. I think they were Nidhi’s too).
(Side note: I am the worst when it comes to ordering fancy sounding meals, I usually just point to the menu and hope they get it right. I know Crystal is probably laughing in agreement right now. She knows first hand how jumbled I get when ordering dishes like “gnocchi.” I wonder if I’ll ever say it right…)
6. Portion Sizes. The portion sizes make my heart and wallet dance. They have three options to choose from: Taste ($5), Appetizer ($10) and Main ($15). Nidhi and I ordered a taste and an appetizer size each, plus meatballs on the side. This was more than enough food! We would have been fine with two tastes. This option is nice for both belly and wallet. DC Pasta is an excellent option to go to with someone who is really hungry and you aren’t so hungry. You order a taste and he can order a main. Problem solved!
7. Meatballs. They have individual meatballs on the menu for $1.50 each. You have your choice of pork, lamb, turkey, beef, and ricotta cheese (!). Nidhi and I both were excited about the ricotta cheese. Be warned though: Just order one between the two of you. It’s a lot of cheese and we couldn’t finish it all.
8. It’s vegetarian friendly. My girl Nidhi does not eat meat. Luckily, this wasn’t an issue at DC Pasta. Everything was cooked accordingly and she had plenty of options.
9. Easy reservations. I actually made reservations on my iPhone. Just went to their website, clicked a few times, and we were reserved!
I hope you enjoyed this review and that you will pay DC Pasta a visit. I’m certain you will leave happy – just like I did.