The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of dried pasta and sauces from Pasta Artistica, located at the Market on the Square.
Pasta Artistica peddles a plethora of Pappardelle's, with more than 100 pasta selections including dried noodles, stuffed pastas, and fresh-frozen sauces for take-home preparation. Half-pounds of dried pasta ($4.50) come in a host of flavors including lemon pepper, chipotle black bean, and whole-wheat garlic, as well as a battalion of shapes, including orzo, tagliatelle, and pappardelle. Sauce up an Italian dish with a jar of fresh-frozen pesto ($6.50), or stain an arch nemesis's new carpet with a jar of thai peanut or tomato vodka sauce ($9). As with people, the best traits of the hand-stuffed ravioli ($8–$14) are on the inside—savor the flavorful personality of the shrimp scampi ravioli or the spicy Italian-style buffalo.
Pasta Artistica's noodle purveyors can be found on certain Saturdays at the Market on the Square, but check the schedule to avoid a devastating pasta-devoid excursion. Noodle aficionados can also schedule custom-tailored orders by phone for delivery at any time. Delivery is free to Ocean Springs, $10 within a 20-mile radius of the city, and $20 within a 50-mile radius. Peruse the company's community recipe blog for inspiration.
612 Dauphin St.
Mobile, Alabama 36633