Who said that all high-quality Italian eats had to come accompanied with starched white tablecloths and max-out-the-credit-card checks at the end of the meal? Mirko Pasta lets us keep it casual while we chow down on fresher-than-fresh pasta.Who said that all high-quality Italian eats had to come accompanied with starched white tablecloths and max-out-the-credit-card checks at the end of the meal? We're not hating – romantic, Italian dinners for two will certainly never lose their appeal, but sometimes we want a place where we can keep it casual while we chow down on fresher-than-fresh pastas. Lucky for us, Mirko Pasta is in the business of giving us just what we're asking for. They're serving up all of the classics in a refreshingly modern, laid-back atmosphere. But just because they keep it light doesn't mean they're compromising on quality – each one of their 17 pastas are made daily from scratch in-house, using the most time-honored traditional techniques. But there's nothing highfalutin' about Mirko – they're just focused on making sure you have a high-quality meal, sans tuxedos.
The recipes at Mirko are certainly steeped in tradition. Just look at the tray covered in an array of colorful, homemade pastas: wide ribbons of papperdelle, tightly wound fusilli, a row of handmade ravioli stuffed with everything from ricotta cheese to butternut squash. Diners also have their pick of a sauce to pair their pasta with (also made from scratch daily). And with varieties spanning classic pomodoro and rich, yolky carbonara, they're never short on crowd favorites. It's a menu of tried and true classics, in a laid-back environment that's anything but stuffy or outdated. Refreshing, no? This very well may be amoré.
Eggplant alla Parmigiana, $8
Pomodoro Soup, $4
Salmon Salad, $10
Fusili Sorrentina, $11
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 30 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.