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La Cucina di Donatella

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La Cucina di Donatella

beergeek | Jan 18, 2005 01:47 PM

Went there Friday night. It's a storefront on Howard just west of Ridge; near the Fish Keg.

Two of us, each got a pasta dish. Both were excellent. One was rigatoni alla carbonara. Fantastic. Best I have had since Campagnola. The other was roasted vegetable ravioli with a tomato sauce. Also excellent.

Only gripe with the pastas was that they could have been cooked perhaps a minute longer...they were really al dente, especially the corners of the ravioli.

Other small nitpicks: that night was kind of cold, every time the door opened the temp in the room went down by 20 degrees. Would it kill them to get a couple space heaters or a storm door?

But the food was so good and the menu of pasta dishes so extensive and appealing, definitely going back for another try.

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