Puttanesca your way to my heart

Ah pasta… you and I have a love hate relationship.  You’re there when I need comforting.  You’re there when I’m in the mood for celebrating.  You’re there through the daily grind.

And because you have been there all along, you have also been a source of weakness.  The forbidden temptation during no carb days.  The bane of my expanding waist line. Sigh… I wish I knew how to quit you, as Jack once said to Ennis.

It’s even harder when there are restaurants like Pasta Dal Cuore where they have a large selection of freshly made pasta.  Squid ink linguine, osso buco ravioli, egg pappardelle, potato gnocchi – these are just some of the different pastas they make fresh daily.

During our most recent dinner (right after a grueling Crossfit workout), we had the Linguine di Pomodoro al Tonno e Puttanesca which is described on the menu as “seared tuna served raw in the middle with tomato linguini in traditional Neopolitan sauce of olives, capers, anchovies & fresh tomato”.   Saltiness of the olives, capers and anchovies perfectly complemented the brightness of the Neapolitan sauce with its fresh tomatoes. The more we ate, the more we loved it.

We also had the Spaghetti con  Vongole which is spaghetti with clams in white wine, garlic and parsely.  One word – delicious.  The white wine sauce was subtle and flavorful at the same time.  It was very tempting to slurp up the leftover sauce if only we weren’t sitting in the middle of a crowded restaurant!

So if you are ever in the neighborhood and have a hankering for freshly made pasta, you should check out Pasta Dal Cuore. As for ourselves, we’ll definitely be back again, and this time with a bottle of wine (or two!).

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