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Pace - Report

Macy U. | Apr 24, 200201:49 PM

I remember someone asking about this restaurant a while back and I finally went last night so here is my report:

AMBIENCE: very funky, artsy, dimly lit. It reminds me of a place that I'd find in Berkeley, not LA. The 3-man new-age music band also lended to the atmosphere.

SERVICE: slow. The restaurant was filled but they seemed to have enough waiters that they should have been able to keep up. Our waiter didn't come by to ask us how our food was until he cleared our plates!

PARKING: $3 valet in the back

FOOD: pretty good! My pasta (Farfalle alla Bolognese - $15) had a beautifully rich meat sauce mixed with wild mushrooms. The sauce was wonderfully woodsy and meaty and the homemade pasta was perfectly al dente. My companions all ordered pizzas and we had to agree that my pasta was the best entree of the bunch. Their pizzas (a Pesto Pizza, a Tuna Pizza and one other one I can't recall right now - About $14 each) were fairly good - the tuna pizza being the best. It was sauceless and cheeseless but with good chunky bits of tuna and a nice poufy crust.

OVERALL: I wouldn't drive out of my way for it, but it's close to where I live so I'm sure I'll be back again sometime. I want to try some of their other home made pastas.

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