Monday, October 28, 2013
Pastai is an elegant restaurant on 9Ave. making it's own pastas near enough to Giovvani Rana at Chelsea Market that I was suspicious about it's food. The quality of the pasta and it's preparation is outstanding. The room is oddly configured with the kitchen in the middle, but no matter. The yeasty bread comes out with lovely fruity Italian olive oil. The insalata mista was a fine salad with romaine and radicchio was a fresh treat. We tried the strained pasta which is shredded with a pesto like sauce, the flavor was great, but loving my pasta whole I was not a fan. The buccatini Ametriana was the best buccatini, I have ever tasted. Thicker than most, with the sensational sauce- amazing. GO!