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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Fare
Homemade pasta dishes include gnocchi stuffed with asiago cheese ($14–$16) and penne alla rustica with chicken breast, porcini mushrooms, and brandy sauce ($15–$17). Entrees include chicken breast piccata with capers and fresh lemon ($16–$18). Prices and menu items vary by location—see the menus for Ehrlich Road and Columbus Drive.
La Casa Della Pasta
Chefs at La Casa Della Pasta embellish pastas, gnocchi, and desserts made in-house with handfuls of imported Italian ingredients, including eggplant and mozzarella. As owner Enrique Tangari told the Tampa Bay Times in 2011, "I import everything, flour, water, tomatoes, cheeses … to make any kind of pasta dish you want, on the menu or not." His commitment to imported flavor also extends to the restaurant's drink menu, which features wines made from such traditional Italian varietals as pinot grigio, sangiovese, and nebbiolo, as well as beers with suspiciously small amounts of fermented grape juice.