A few weeks ago while running an errand to Hankins Hardware, my wife and I noticed a new restaurant had opened on the corner of Fremont and MLK. Technically, that particular corner is just outside of the Eliot Neighborhood, but it is close enough!
Pasta Allegro specializes in, well, pasta but that’s not to say there is not more on the menu. For example on a recent return trip they had a Tuscan Burger special and their regular menu includes panini, wood fired pizza and calzone as well. What makes Pasta Allegro a bit unique is that you can design your own pasta dish. Pick your pasta, pick your sauce, and then pick your “protein”, vegetables and cheese. In the end it’s your masterpiece with your favorite ingredients.
The first time there, I selected a pappardelle pasta off the specials menu that included capers. Good! The second time I ordered my own calzone creation with peperoni, Italian sausage, pepperoncini and Sicilian green olives. To keep it healthy I had a whole-wheat crust. It was also, well, darn good! The next time I go I will be a bit more creative for no other reason than I can!