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Best PASTA downtown?

Liquid Sky Apr 27, 2007 09:31 AM

Where's the best place downtown to get a decent bowl of pasta. Al dente pasta.

--Carbonara, linguine w/ clams, etc., etc.


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    RobertC Sep 14, 2007 08:36 AM

    I just ate at Colori Kitchen again last night. This pasta is right out of Italy. The Rigatoni Melanzane was perfect....al dente and a side salad with fresh greens...total bill under $9.00. They are only open for dinner on Thurs, Fri, Saturday and weekdays for lunch. Great atmosphere as well...brick walls, good music and great people. The perfect local, reasonably priced restaurant that stresses quality of food. It is on the same block as the Golden Gopher (another great downtown gem).

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    1. re: RobertC
      Liquid Sky Sep 14, 2007 07:01 PM

      Sounds good, Robert. Sometimes you just want to go to a local trattoria and wolf down a great bowl of pasta... Ciao!

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      pastamaker Jul 19, 2007 02:37 PM

      If you realy enjoy pasta try PRIMA pasta, the best pasta , it tatstes just like home made and it does not need fancy sauces .

      1. afs Apr 27, 2007 10:22 AM

        I useto like Zucca for the cockles and linguine but I'm still on the mends from my last visit there.
        Capperii has good pasta in little tokyo, Pasta primavera on 7th near grand is prettyy good too(lunch only) Colori is great too, great meatballs and pasta, lunch only but dinner on Fridays and Saturday. I imagine folks will throw L'angolo into the mix too, on 9th.

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        1. re: afs
          Liquid Sky Apr 27, 2007 10:29 AM

          Still on the mends? Hmmm. Sounds serious.

          1. re: afs
            baloney Apr 27, 2007 10:52 AM

            I will indeed recommend L'angolo. Last time I tried their Linguine Mare and the pasta was cooked while not perfectly al dente, it was still pretty good. Pasta Primavera, from all the times I've tried, is gross and the pasta is definitely WAY past al dente.

            1. re: baloney
              9thandBroadway Apr 27, 2007 12:18 PM

              My vote goes to Colori Kitchen on 7th. Good Italian comfort food. Very friendly neighborhood vibe. Casual.

              Only open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.

              1. re: 9thandBroadway
                Liquid Sky Apr 27, 2007 12:25 PM

                Thanks, Everyone! Yes, al dente is pretty important to me. Nothing more gross than mushy pasta. Cheers!

                1. re: Liquid Sky
                  silverlakebodhisattva Apr 29, 2007 09:27 PM

                  I'll put a vote in for Bella Cuccina at Fig and Olympic, too, though I like Primavera.

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