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Palermo in RRock

slowcoooked | Jan 30, 201604:39 PM

We were up on Main St. in Round Rock today and on a whim stopped into Palermo for lunch. All house made pastas, chef hails from Palermo, and we thought it could be the simplest and best italian around. I wanted chicken parm, and even though it was on the daily special menu and we were the first diners today, they were out from their busy evening last night. So we got the lamb meatballs in tomato sauce, a simple side salad, chicken and mushroom soup, the spinach / ricotta stuffed cannelloni, and the tagliatelle cooked in a meat broth served with tomato sauce. everything was delicious - the pasta was fantastic, the tomato sauce quite simple, the tagliatelle not overly eggy - I could easily eat a pound of it. no dish was overly oily or salty, it all tasted perfectly fresh. The meatballs were outstanding because they were well flavored without being bland, dry, or salty. My lady loved them and she usually shuns meatballs. The place is unassuming with simple decor - it took over the Curly's BBQ space. Not fancy, but not a dive either. My wife and I agreed, best no frills Italian in the Austin area. disclaimer, I've yet to try Andiamo. Apparently they're pretty packed in the evenings. lunch was a walk-in breeze. will return to try more of their small menu. I'd enjoy hearing if others have checked out other dishes here.

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