Sunday, April 3, 2011

$10 Pasta Night Draws a Big Crowd

We were in town on business and someone suggested this great Italian place within walking distance of the hotel in downtown Miami. As we approached, we saw a huge crowd waiting outside. As we tried to squeeze our way inside and through the huge crowd standing inside as well, we almost said forget it. We were hungry and didn't want to wait. However, we figured if it was this busy it might be worth waiting for. The wait was going to be 30 minutes, so we went across the street and grabbed a drink. Many others were waiting inside the food market, where they were offering samples of the house wine while customers were waiting for their tables.
Once we were seated, we could see how huge the restaurant really is. It can accommodate a big crowd, with indoor and outdoor seating. The food was delicious and turns out Thursday is Pasta Night and all past dishes are only $10 a bowl! Everything we had was delicious. We started with calamari and a caprese salad. We’d never seen such huge tomatoes! While there many delicious options on the menu, we all opted for a pasta dish. The wine list is average and they were out of black Sambuca, one of the traveling hillbilly's favorite after dinner drinks. But all in all, we had a great time, left with completely full stomachs and were glad we took the time to wait!