mmm-yoso!!! The Blog. About food. Written by some friends, mostly Kirk, sometimes ed (from Yuma) and sometime Cathy. Yet another sometime day.
Neat, clean, efficient. You choose a type of pasta ( 6 shapes, or whole wheat for $1 more or tortellini for $1.50 more), a sauce( alfredo, pesto, marinara, vodka, mushroom tomato, sundried tomato, tequila lime cream or Romescu), a meat (chicken, shrimp, fish or meatball) and 2 veggie toppings (mushrooms, zucchini, tri colored bell peppers, broccoli, corn, peas, garlic, jalapeño, tomato, onion,spinach, beets or carrot). Then all is mixed and heated through. Standard price is $5.95. There are also pizzas and salads (also $5.95, with the larger pizza being $10.95). The pizza and salads are pretty much combinations of the above ingredients, with the addition of blackened tofu and various cheeses...there are a variety of salad dressings.
The website shows this is the only location, but seems it is trying to franchise out. I like the concept. Three televisions, each on a different channel, free wifi. www.pastalini.net
I ordered a small side salad ($1.99), which comes with mixed spring greens, tomatoes and onions and a vinaigrette, but I asked for no onions and was told I could get any other topping, so I chose olives. This was quite a large, filling salad. Of course, I ate all the olives, since The Mister won't. But I would have eaten all of the onions also, and I know he would have mentioned the onion juice residue on the lettuce...
Oh. The salad came with these nifty, fresh baked, garlicy bread knots.
The Mister and I used to eat baked pastas all the time. When I saw it was offered, I *had to* order it. ($6.49)
Al dente rigatoni with a fresh marinara, topped with ricotta and mozzarella and baked. *Really* good.
We shared this. All the pastas come in this size pan with a variety of sauces, meats, salmon or pomegranate meatballs or blackened tofu. Quite enough food.
Really. We finished it.
But, you know, I also ordered a small (10 inch) goat cheese and olive pizza ($5.95)...
Fresh, thin crust. Mozzarella. Goat Cheese. Olives. Olive oil. Wonderful.
We will go back to try the other items on the menu.
PASTALINI 7190 Miramar Road San Diego 92121
Across from the West gate Entrance to MCAS Miramar. Behind the Taco Bell/KFC