Although marathoners use pasta to "carb load" before a big race, ravioli running shorts have failed to catch on due to their aerodynamic drag and poor wicking capacity. Enjoy Italy’s palatable pleasures without breaking a sweat with today's Groupon, which is good for a feast of authentic edibles at Pasta Moto. Choose one of the following options:
- For $10, you get $25 worth of authentic Italian favorites at Pasta Moto's Novato location.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of fresh Italian fare at Pasta Moto's Market Street location.
With a concept imported straight from Italy and a menu of quickly made, fresh-to-order authentic dishes prepared using premium imported ingredients, Pasta Moto specializes in giving its customers a true taste of Italia in a time-efficient fashion. Start your boot-shaped feast with a half Caesar salad ($4) and chicken panini ($8.50), or devour delectable wedges of pizza napoletana, with smoked mozzarella, tomatoes, chicken, olives, and capers ($9.75), or pizza funghi, with mushrooms and white-truffle oil ($9.50). Pastafarians can order up al dente delicacies such as fusilli arrabbiata ($7.95), rigatoni bolognese ($9.25), and spaghetti puttanesca, made with olives, capers, anchovies, and tomato sauce ($8.95). Chicken parmesan ($12.75) comes with a side pasta and fresh sautéed veggies, and an order of Mama's turkey meatballs ($12) provides a trio of savory spheroids, forcing hungry jugglers to make tough choices.
Pasta Moto’s frequently updated variety of vinos and the Novato location's self-serve wine cruvinet for half and full glasses of wine helps keep customer throats limber during Latin and pig Latin soliloquies, vespers, and limerick readings. Stop by its Novato location to pick up picnic provisions on the way out to Napa, or dine-in on the way home for a little post-winery gossip on the habits and personal lives of your favorite grapes.
- My pasta dish was piping hot, with lots of tasty cheese over perfectly seasoned al dente fettuccine noodles. Loved it and almost couldn’t finish it, the portion was that large. I would definitely go back again. Pasta Moto is a great choice if you are here shopping for the holidays or just getting a bite before the movies. – Sharon Castellanos, Uptake
- Been a few times now to Pasta Moto, and each time has been better than the last. The food has been fresh, delicious, and sinful every time! The gourmet cheeses they use are spectacular (4 cheese pizza) -and the wait is never very long! – Monica B., Yelp