La Fornaretta Pasadena -What Happend?
The Penne Carbonara and garlic rolls did it for me. The owner was a hoot and the place had good vibes. Cant stand seeing these independant jewels closing and chain style restaurants moving in.
Who's next. Casa Bianca, Tarentinos. It's too bad.
Do you know if they've already closed? I really liked La Fornaretta too--great pizzas, pasta carbonara was delicious and the owner was indeed a very friendly, funny, and warm person. During the occasions that I've eaten there, they seemed to always be busy. That's a shame.
I had heard a rumor that they were going to reopen somewhere, but that's all I heard; nothing about when or where. If anyone ever hears anything more about that, please post it. That was the girlfriend and my favorite place for dinner after the movies. The linguine al vongole was among the best I've had in town and the pizza could easily hold more than its own against any other pies in the region. Not to mention the waitresses, who were great and funny and knew their stuff.