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What a treat! Terroni's last night

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zengirl18 Jun 5, 2009 12:08 PM

It's interesting...I have never had pasta at Terroni's...only pizza and usually the Ricottara one because I love ricotta but last night I tasted their spaghetti limone...it was to die for! Does anyone else know of anywhere else that serves a similar dish?

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    apple_pie Jun 9, 2009 09:40 AM

    I love theirs as well...I have a hard time NOT ordering it every single time I go!

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      peppermint pate Jun 5, 2009 07:47 PM

      Agree that their spaghetti limone is very good. For a similar dish, though MUCH richer, the lemon capellini at Trattoria Giancarlo is fantastic.

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        paper_bag_princess Jun 6, 2009 06:21 AM

        Do they add cream? I have seen recipes with cream added.

        The Terroni version is olive oil, lemon juice and parmesan.

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          peppermint pate Jun 9, 2009 10:21 AM

          Hi pbp - it's been a couple of years since I've had it but I think they probably do use cream, or at least an intense amount of butter (as opposed to olive oil) - not as zesty/tangy as Terroni's for sure but a great lemon pasta dish in and of itself. Years ago, I remember eating a lemon capellini at Paese that was also fantastic - the flavour was closer to the one at Terroni's (sauce was a combination of broth and lemon juice) - served with a dollop of creamy chevre.

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            Cat123 Aug 22, 2009 04:45 AM

            I was at Giancarlo last night and, remembering this thread, I ordered the limone pasta which was a tagliatelle. It was definitely one of the best pasta dishes I have had - they use cream so it is very very rich but the light lemon taste balances it out. I would absolutely order it again.

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              peppermint pate Aug 24, 2009 08:22 PM

              Hey Cat - thanks for the feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed it. It is VERY rich, I usually share that and a different dish with my husband. Hmm, I think I have a craving...

      2. jlunar Jun 5, 2009 03:44 PM

        My vote is for the Duck pasta! I always end up ordering pasta over pizza at Terroni's. Their fresh pasta is really that good.

        1. domesticgodess Jun 5, 2009 01:09 PM

          I really need to get to this restaurant!! Thanks for the reminder.

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            paper_bag_princess Jun 5, 2009 03:20 PM

            Terroni's spaghetti al limone is my significant other's favourite dish.

            I make a version of the recipe from Giada Di Laurentis that he says is better than Terroni (He might be just saying that though)

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              Googs Jun 7, 2009 06:16 AM

              While love may be stronger than pasta, if it's your version he's eating night after night he's bound to be telling the truth.

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