Saturday, August 4, 2012

Chattanooga TN: Tony's Pasta Shop and Trattoria

Tony's is in the Bluff View Arts District. It lives up to its billing as a trattoria with an open feel and warm, friendly service. (I will say that the service fell apart a little when I tried to order pasta to take home, but no one's perfect.) The dress varied from nice casual to very casual.

I started with a caprese salad, something that I don't get every day. The mozzarella was excellent. I don't think that this is a stellar year for tomatoes but these were quite good.

The bread deserves a photo of its own. It was wonderfully chewy The portion was huge. They were very happy to have me take the rest home, supplying a bag and a container of olive oil.

My main course was the roasted vegetable lasagne. The first thing I noticed was the sauce, which was bright and flavorful. The pasta was just right. The filling, including a variety of Italian vegetables and mushrooms, was outstanding. After a bite or two I noticed a distinct anchovy taste that made a nice complement to the vegetables.

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