Sitting on this café’s brick patio isn’t so different from hanging out on an Italian piazza, but if you need a little more inspiration, try ordering the mini arancini—tiny, cheesy rice balls that pair exceptionally well with a glass of prosecco. Because the pastas here are all housemade, it’s best to let them shine by opting for a simple sauce: Tomato and basil spaghetti pairs well with the straightforward marinara; for a spicier option, try the plump ravioli with fiery arrabiata. Portions are pretty generous, so you’ll probably have some to take home; but if you clean your plate, you can grab more from the attached pasta shop.
The Pasta Shoppe & Café [Closed]
|Venue name:||The Pasta Shoppe & Café [Closed]||Contact:|
116 N Oak Park Ave
|Opening hours:||Lunch, dinner|
|Transport:||Bus: Pace 311 to Ontario. Train: Union Pacific W to Oak Park.|
|Price:||Average main course: $9|