Making Your Italian Grandfather Proud
Italian cuisine, a favorite by general consensus, is actually pretty hard to do well. While one might say your typical spaghetti and meatballs is an easy feat, there is more to Italian food than Chef Boyardee makes it seem. There are a few dead giveaways when determining a good Italian restaurant.
- If you walk inside and it doesn’t smell like garlic, turn around. Any Italian grandmother would tell you if you do not have garlic hanging in your kitchen, you are a fake.
- If you don’t have tacky pictures of family and friends and celebrities and more family lining the walls, is it really authentic?
- Last but not least, the delicious Italian cuisine. I can say from personal experience, this restaurant fits all the necessary criteria (they get you pretty buzzed too, so that’s a plus.)
We all know that selecting the perfect restaurant for a first date is not easily done. While you sit there in silence wondering what the hell to talk about next, at Prima Pasta you can always turn to the good food as a topic of conversation. I suggest a glass of wine as well (or bottle) depending on your lack of conversational creativity.
The wait time between courses is short, but long enough to enjoy your cocktails and people-watching. It will take you some time to adjust to the decor as the restaurant is consumed by dark red lighting, but that adds to the romanticism of the meal.
Start with the Filet Mignon Carpaccio – light, delicious, and easy to eat. I personally loved the eggplant parmigiana, and I highly recommend it for those cheese lovers (aka 98% of the world). For another cheese lover’s dish, try the four cheese gnocchi—another delicious dish that is easy to eat during a date.
Don’t forget dessert! You might think you are full, but we all have room for dessert, don’t kid yourself. At an authentic Italian restaurant, you can’t leave without trying their Tiramisu. By the end of the meal, you’ve made your date happy and your tummy happy. Win-win, right? Just don’t look at the check.