Last night BF and I were wandering Fillmore looking for something to eat. Florio was too pricey, and Johnny Rockets too casual. We were headed back to go to Pasta Pomodoro when we came upon Via Veneto (at Fillmore and Clay). It was nicely lit and had nice crisp white table linens. We took a glance at the menu and decided this was a place we wanted to try.
The bread that came was just ok...the roasted garlic in olive oil that came with it was better than ok...sweet soft roasted garlic that was spreadable...yum.
Feeling adventurous I tried a dish that was linguini with a light tomato sauce with eggplant. It also had some sort of shaved ricotta I have never heard of before and whose name I am blanking on now. (OK, so that doesn't sound that adventurous, but normally I get something with less ingredients.) BF ordered the spaghetti with shrimp (not a great dish, not bad, not good...just eh.)
Mine was delicious. Not being a big pasta person I usually go in to a pasta dish with negative thoughts...this was one heck of a dish. The pasta was cooked to perfection as was the eggplant. The tomato sauce was excellently balanced between sweet and acidic. These were the only dishes we tried (oh, and a run of the mill caprese salad) but I would go back to explore the menu further. This was quite possibly the best past dish I have ever had.
So there you go...another restaurant to try on Fillmore.