LA PASTARIA, SHIPKA – ITALIAN CUISINE AND COMFORT, SOFIA, BULGARIA
Rating for La Pastaria, Shipka by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 4.7 out of 5.
Last visit in November 2017.
… Changes for the better in the interior of the place – there used to be a French restaurant, named L’Instant and it is good that the new establishment has its own style and different character;
… Decoration that creates a homey atmosphere- wooden boards on the walls, cushions, flowers on the tables;
… An open kitchen and a pizza oven.
… A little uncertainty in the service of the young waitress, but she was polite;
… She brought us quite late the basket with Italian bread, somewhere in the middle of dinner, provided that it should be served in the beginning while we wait for our meal.
… Each member of staff notices the entering customers welcomes them warmly– so you feel like in a special procession when entering the place.
La Pastaria Interior
… The smell of a good pizza dough;
… The basil leaves in a salad with colourful cherry tomato and fresh cheese;
… The enchanting aroma of truffles in the fresh pasta with truffles;
… Fresh citrus flavor of the kumquat accompanying the crème brûlée;
… The flavor of parsley and lemon in the water;
… Another fresh citrus scent- lemon in the home-made limoncello.
…. Salad with colourful cherry tomatoes and fresh cheese or burrata
… Fresh pasta with truffles and pizza;
… Profiteroles or chocolate mousse, which has a little salt;
… Unfortunately, I did not like the veal very much – it was cooked unevenly and not according to my instructions for medium to well-done;
… Homemade limoncello as a compliment at the end.
La Pastaria Food
La Pastaria is a chain of Italian cuisine restaurants but this new member of the family at Shipka street, is the only one with an Italian chef. Chef Valerio Malandrini had designed a very nice menu with pizza, pasta, risotto, fresh fish and other dishes. The pizzas were good, with a thin, tasty and a nice smelling dough. My fresh tagliatelle with butter, garlic and truffles were superb. The veal was a little tough in parts and bloodier than I requested.
The desserts were delicious. I recommend trying their crème brûlée with kumquat on the side for taste balancing.
Australian Red wine Tournon, Shiraz, offered by glass was very good and the opportunity to try it in such a small dose was due to Coravin system, which had been aptly acquired by the restaurant. This is the best way for customers to taste fine wine without having to drink a whole bottle.
I would love to visit again La Pastaria, Shipka, which up to this point most impresses me from its family fellow restaurants.
A: Sofia, 24 “Prof. Asen zlatarov “str.
T: + 359 0895 500 606
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