Catering >Pasta Kitchen
1888 1/2 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA | Directions 9027733.816223 -118.377845
good option, wonderful aromas, good small, good local italian eatery, not enjoyable house salad, delicious tomato cream sauce pasta, good cheap
Small, Local Italian Eatery in Shopping Center, Good for After Church, or a on Hurried Weeknight. To start, OH MY GOODNESS, does this place smell AMAZING! Sadly, however (yes, there is a but), the place doesn't really stack up in my opinion. I've spent years smelling the wonderful aromas, always hoping. I will say, though, I'm never thoroughly disappointed. The food is definitely of a solid average quality; sometimes above average. Most recently, I had a pasta special (it's always on the menu, can't think of the name). It was penne in a creamy pesto with spinach and garlic chicken and sundried tomatoes. I ordered mine without the tomatoes. I am a fan of creamy pestos, but this was a little too watery; the pesto and the alfredo sauce that it was combined with were not, pardon the repetition, combined properly. It was not a smooth finished product. The tomato cream sauce, which I am also a huge fan of, suffered from the same problem, but, I felt, had better flavor. it had a definite, but not overpowering, sweetness to it; what I'd expect from a tomato cream sauce. I would have also preferred more garlic in each sauce. I was told that the alfredo sauce had a lot of garlic, however, I did not taste much garlic in the creamy pesto. I really felt that the creamy pesto should have been more flavorful overall and thought it was possibly not seasoned properly, so I added salt and a little pepper which did not increase the flavor; just lent a slight saltiness which was gladly welcomed as it was some additional flavor. Their house salad was not enjoyable to me. It tasted similar to a light Caesar dressing, but definitely not Caesar - which would have been good had it been Caesar. The garlic bread, on the other hand, is above average and a great dipping accompaniment for the two creamy sauces. Now, I haven't had their chicken Caesar sandwich in years, but I remember it as being very tasty and satisfying; one of my menu favorites. I'll have to try that again soon.
a good cheap eat.
They give you the option to pick n choose your sauces and pasta and your selection of meat. With reasonable prices, this is a good place to come back to over and over again. The place is a little dark and depressing--take-out is a good option to as the food keeps well after it gets cold.
I use to always come here after church for dinner. I like to get the tomato cream sauce pasta, with a caesar salad on the side--both delicious.
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