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Viva Fresh Pasta Northampton, MA


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Viva Fresh Pasta Northampton, MA

Brigante | Oct 12, 2008 04:47 AM

A friend of mine picked up some sweet potato ravioli from Viva Pasta in Northampton, which I cooked in a sage butter sauce, and thought it was pretty good, so we decided to try the restaurant tonight.

Our server was very professional and courteous. This, however, was just about the best thing about this restaurant. I ordered the meat lasagna, which is described as a three cheese lasagna with ground beef and sausage. It was just about the worst lasagna I have ever had. First of all, it was somewhat warm. Secondly, the pasta was rubbery, with dense layers of noodles packed very tightly. In between these layers was what I could only describe as some type of breading or breadcrumbs. There was a distant fennel flavor from an errant sausage. My gf ordered mussels with peppered fettuccini. It was better than the lasagna. She gave me a mussel, which was almost cooked. The pasta was gummy and tasted like overcooked egg noodles. We split a ceasar salad, which was basically a regular salad with a light white dressing made with vegetable oil(not olive oil), and a lonely anchovy fillet on top. The anchovy was good, as was the olives in the salad. We decided to cut our losses and skip dessert.

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