From Our Editors
Owner and chef Alisa Coffin imbues The Great Impasta's menu with Italian authenticity acquired from recent cooking classics in Umbria, Italy. Customers can commence feasts with platters of Italian meats and cheese plated alongside local chutney and honey ($9.75). Butternut-stuffed ravioli ($8.75 for a first course, $16.50 for an entree) soaks in a sauce concocted from pine nuts, garlic, walnuts, raisins, and olive oil, and linguine pescatore ($9.25/$17.50) displays a gang of mussels, scallops, clams, shrimp, and crab playing sharks and minnows in a creamy romano sauce. In addition to an omega wellness and vegan menu with whole-wheat renditions of pasta dishes, The Great Impasta boasts a gluten-free menu for oat-evading diners. An extensive assortment of wine and beer washes solid fare down throats more effectively than an encouraging song sung in a British accent.