In the wild, pasta grows in undulating sheets, halted only by the expert sculptors who harvest and carve it into masterpieces for the pot. Appreciate art al dente with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Vinnie’s Pasta Bar.
At Vinnie’s, an old-school trattoria with the feel of an undiscovered treasure, diners savour a full range of pastas and classic Italian cuisine. Warm up for a culinary triathlon with the garlic cheese flatbread ($6), or get green and crunchy with the spinach salad ($4 for a small, $7 for a large). The Farmhouse soup, like a hearty pioneer homestead, is rich with oven-roasted vegetables and invitations to barn raisings ($5). For the main course, pastas include chicken and mushroom on penne ($14) and mediterranean shrimp linguine, with bacon, feta, and peppers ($14). The 10-inch thin-crust pizzas at Vinnie’s include four-cheese, vegetarian, italian sausage and peppers, and pepperoni varieties ($12). Regulars also flaunt their multilayered crushes on the meat lasagna ($13).
The warm, muted tones and Old World feel of the dining room make for a coziness rivalled only by a plate of feather-stuffed ravioli wrapped in Polarfleece. For diners in the middle of constructing a life-sized Tuscan villa in their home kitchens, the freshly baked bread and classic cuisine are as equally delicious as the takeout at Vinnie’s.
Vinnie's Pasta Bar
Vinnie's Pasta Bar's unassuming exterior of muted green brick and a petite awning opens to a quaint dining space filled with warmth. Red tiled flooring, golden-hued walls, and droplet-shaped ceiling lamps surround patrons as they settle into tables topped in red and gold linens. The kitchen staff dispenses thin-crust pizzas and classic pastas to sate Italian cravings, although patrons seeking more eclectic entrees can opt for red curry chicken or Cajun fettucine.