Cacio e Pepe - recent experiences?
- TMWeddlle Oct 3, 2007 04:05 PM
We were thinking about going to Cacio e Pepe next week - have heard mixed reviews - has anyone been there recently? Thank you!
we've had a couple of very nice meals there. service can be a little scattered, but not too bad. and the pastas are pretty damn tasty.
Was there this past weekend for the second time. It's a nice spot for sure...I had the gnocchi with rabbit which was tasty. I've also had the signature Cacio e Pepe pasta -- good stuff.
The tomato and mozzarella app is nothing special.
Overall a pretty solid restaurant, definitely matches up with many of the EV Italian places.
Have eaten there three times over the course of the last two years, and each time it was excellent. My favorites are the the arugula and apple salad; the paccheri w/ ragu, blueberries, and porcini; and the poached pear dessert. I liked the cacio e pepe very much, if you want simple. The gnocchi with ragu di cinghiale was good. The amatriciana was decent, but that's something I can make well at home so it didn't blow me away.