Flinging spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks is a good indicator of its readiness or of humankind's genetic proximity to monkeys. Taste the fruits of culinary evolution with today's Groupon to Pasta Q. This Groupon is valid at the Mountain View location only. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for lunch
Pasta Q sets the smells of authentic Italian cuisine and the clinks of wine glasses to a contemporary backdrop of primary colors accented with orange. For dinner, chefs sculpt homemade meatballs to surmount the tomato sauce-soaked strands of spaghetti con polpetta ($14.95) and stack sheets of homemade pasta atop meat sauce, mozzarella cheese, and béchamel sauce in the lasagna ($14.95). The kitchen also dispatches rib-eye steaks ($18.95) and grilled salmon filets ($18.95) that flip over charring flames and dodge greedy stares to land atop plates of roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables. Lunchtime diners can grip the pressed ridges of the ciabatta-bread panini ($.9.95) to secure contents such as grilled chicken, italian sausage, or a vegetarian medley of zucchini, eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto. An extensive wine list's imported reds from Italy tether meals together, and homemade desserts such as tiramisu and sicilian cannoli help diners let meals go to raise little meals of their own some day.
At Pasta Q, chefs roll out homemade pastas and gnocchi and douse their doughy exteriors with creamy sauces and redolent spices. Eighteen diverse pasta renditions share table space with classic Italian-style meats buffered by roasted potatoes. An eclectic selection of imported Italian wines pair with bites, and homemade desserts ease the burden of spaghetti strands trying to shape themselves into the form of tiramisu. The menu’s Mediterranean flourishes extend to the décor, with its deep-burgundy and mustard-yellow walls punctuated by mosaic-tiled benches and billowy white fabric suspended from the ceiling.