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Carry out Pasta in Knox-Henderson (Dallas)

pgwiz1 Oct 22, 2009 07:31 AM

I have a hectic evening and my in-laws are coming into town tonight. I wanted to get some pasta to bring home, so we can have a casual dinner. Any places people can suggest in the Knox-Henderson area? Was looking at Urbino Pizza e Pasta, but their reviews aren't consistent. Any suggestions?

Is the Central Market Cafe any good? I cook so much, and the only time we go out to eat is a nice dinner...no idea where to go get a simple weeknight meal.

  1. twinwillow Oct 23, 2009 04:23 PM

    Picked up my (fresh) egg pappardelle from Holy Ravioli tonight for tomorrows dinner. With a 20% off coupon,
    the 1-1/2 pound package came to $4.65.
    I'll report Sunday on how it was.

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    1. re: twinwillow
      twinwillow Oct 25, 2009 08:21 AM

      My pappardelle from Holy Ravioli came out fantastic! They wrapped and folded one whole 6" wide 7' long sheet of beautifully made FRESH egg pappardelle pasta dusted with cornmeal between the sheets and separated at the folds with paper to make for easy unwrapping. I cut the long pasta sheet across at the folds (about 8" long) and then cut each 8" long piece into 3-two inch wide strips. Into salted boiling water for 6 minutes for perfect al dente pasta.
      Then, slightly drained and into the pan of creamy porcine mushroom sauce with crisp bits of fried pancetta and drizzles of white truffle oil on the top. UNBELIEVABLE! My guests (and, myself) were blown away!

      1. re: twinwillow
        pgwiz1 Oct 26, 2009 03:31 PM

        So now that you've been to Holy Ravioli, is it better than Civello's? Or can you not compare since you had pappardelle and not a ravioli from Holy Ravioli?

        1. re: pgwiz1
          twinwillow Oct 26, 2009 04:01 PM

          I'll refrain from an opinion until I have ravioli from HR. But, it will take some mighty good ravioli to beat Civello's.

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      pepper131 Oct 22, 2009 08:02 AM

      Try popping into Jimmy's - grab a package of meatballs, fresh (from Brooklyn) pasta and sauce.

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      1. re: pepper131
        twinwillow Oct 22, 2009 06:45 PM

        I was there, just today. Also try, Civello's Raviolissimo on North Peak at Bryan. Arguably, the best (and, cheapest) FRESH pasta and ravioli (18 pieces for $5.00) in Dallas. That's where Jimmy's buys their pasta for their Italian wine dinners that they have in the back room. I think they sell sauce as well. If not, buy the (house made) marinara or vodka cream sauce at Jimmy's.
        Btw, Civello's is open M-F 9-3 and Saturday by appointment only. keep those hours in mind if you go there.

        1. re: twinwillow
          DallasDude Oct 23, 2009 12:49 AM

          You should so tell Kim at the News about that pasta. I haven't tried the Jimmy's frozen, and many are questioning the fresh (or frozen choices) in town. And dude, you should still make fresh for your party if you can. If not, invite me and I will. ;)

          1. re: DallasDude
            twinwillow Oct 23, 2009 06:18 AM

            'Dude, you're funny! However, I'm going with Holy Ravioli. They're making my pasta order fresh today for me to pick up after work. I'd love to have invited you but my table (6) is maxed out. You'd have had to bring your own chair. Maybe next time.

          2. re: twinwillow
            Scagnetti Oct 23, 2009 07:33 AM

            TW, would you say that the ravioli from Civello's is on par with Pastosa's?

            1. re: Scagnetti
              Brad2 Oct 23, 2009 12:21 PM

              Are you going to mix it in your gruel?

              1. re: Brad2
                Scagnetti Oct 23, 2009 12:41 PM

                "Please, sir, I want some more."

              2. re: Scagnetti
                twinwillow Oct 23, 2009 04:19 PM

                Have not had pasta from Pastosa's. But, Civello's is the best I've had in Dallas.

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                  twinwillow Oct 25, 2009 08:30 AM

                  As reported below, I think I will have to add Holy Ravioli as the, "best fresh pasta in Dallas" list.

              3. re: twinwillow
                pgwiz1 Oct 26, 2009 03:30 PM

                Will def. check this place out! Thanks for the post :)

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