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Cacio e Pepe recent recs?

efdee Jul 3, 2007 06:59 AM

I couldn't sift through the over 300 search results to find recent info on Cacio e Pepe so thought I'd ask. What's especially good to eat/drink and what isn't? TIA

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  1. janethepain RE: efdee Jul 3, 2007 07:16 AM

    I think all of their pastas are pretty good. I've been there a number of times and always take a bite of everyone else's pastas. The menu changes seasonally though. I always loved the bucatini alla amatriciana, but one time, my brother's paccheri with blueberries and boar was the star. The most recent time I went was abotu a month ago, I had a great garlicky but simple pasta in red sauce (I forget the kind of pasta entirely). Strangely enough, I don't really like their namesake Cacio e Pepe pasta much - too salty and one-dimensional for me. I find appetizers a bit boring, but maybe that's my complaint with most antipasti. Can you tell I love this place?

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      Lucia RE: efdee Jul 3, 2007 08:33 AM

      I agree w/janet that you can't go wrong w/the pastas. I personally really like the cacio e pepe dish. There's also a dish with tomato sauce and ricotta that's really good. Gnocchi are heavier than some I've had but good if you're in the mood for a hearty, peasanty dish.

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        billyeats RE: efdee Jul 3, 2007 03:45 PM

        i really like their "red pesto" pasta. made w/ beets and i think it's a fusilli.

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          efdee RE: billyeats Jul 4, 2007 04:27 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions. We had a wonderful dinner (bucatini for me and fantastic lobster ravioli for my husband) and can't wait to go back.

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