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Nice Neighborhood Italian - Cafe Bella Roma SPQR


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Nice Neighborhood Italian - Cafe Bella Roma SPQR

Servorg | Mar 9, 2012 09:00 AM

Despite reading other posts about this little cafe on Roberston south of Pico we had never been. But last night because we were out doing a delivery for my wife's business we stopped in for dinner. The very nice owner (at least I took him to be the owner) took our order and my spaghetti and meatballs was an ample portion for a fair price.

First of all they know how to cook pasta to a true al dente level of doneness. I have read that all their pasta is made in house. I can believe it based on my spaghetti noodles. Very nice sauce (neither too sour or too sweet) and 3 medium sized meatballs with good texture and flavor. We split their antipasto platter. I might skip that the next time. They have really good bread that comes nice and warm which is served with a black olive tappanade, oil and basalmic vinegar and butter if you ask for it. Despite being pretty much slammed with diners they did a nice job of getting our order and getting it out in a very reasonable time.

While they have no wine or beer of their own (at least I think that's true since I saw no wine list) they do allow byob and charge a $4 byob fee.

We did have to sit inside. This is not the optimal place to sit as the outside patio is much nicer, but full up. I can see that this is a charming little local place to sit outside, eat pasta and drink some nice wine. I would go again.

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