Thursday, October 27, 2016


For some time, I've been looking for a quick-serve pasta place. Somewhere where you don't have to necessarily sit down and have a full, long meal for pasta. A "to go" pasta spot. I found one in Newton, Massachusetts with Bottega Fiorentina. 

First, choose your pasta. They have penne, spaghetti, bow ties, linguine, fettuccine, gnocchi, tortellini, spinach gnocchi and a ravioli of the day. THEN, go crazy trying to figure out which sauce you're going to top your pasta with. There are a number of sauces on their everyday menu from classics like pomodoro, butter & sage, alfredo, carbonara and bolognese to more exotic sauces like the "Fedora," which is made of tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and cream. They have a very long list of specialty sauces that change daily. There's "Corinna," a sauce of chicken cubes, mushrooms and cream. There's the "Medici" with prosciutto, mushrooms, tomatoes and cream. Or go for the "Fiesolana" sauce with chicken, peppers, mushrooms, peas, cream and tomato. This list goes on and on. They actually have a chart of the sauces they offer each day. What an excellent concept! And let me tell you, it's tough deciding which sauce to order with so many choices.

So, what did I order? I enjoyed their fettucine carbonara with chicken. We also split an arugula and pear salad, which was a perfect portion for two. Bottega Fiorentina also offers a bunch of sandwiches like caprese, prosciutto di parma and pollo. 

What a place! I can't wait to try more of their pastas and sauces. OHH! Bottega Fiorentia also has a killer deal on Wednesdays and Sundays. Get any pasta plate with any sauce for just $4.99. They also have another location in Coolidge Corner in Brookline, Massachusetts. They've been there since 1994. ,

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