It’s the Pasta at Zavino


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The ‘za might only rank be third in the list of reasons to head to Zavino. It’s the pasta that has Trey Popp praising.

First, though, let’s qualify that praise. There’s nothing precious or fussy about these $8 and $9 plates — which are smaller than your standard entrée, but definitely bigger than a snack — so don’t come in expecting to find shredded scallop meat reconstituted into post-modern “spaghetti.” That doesn’t play in a bar kitchen that boasts a whopping six burners. But Gonzalez has turned that limitation into a virtue, drawing on his whole-animal cooking philosophy to turn out some of the best down-home noodle dishes in town.

Pie Piper [City Paper]
Zavino [Official Site]