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Pasta Vera – Pyrmont

8 Feb

Eating pasta in public is messy. Sauce flies, cheese oozes, chins adorn the battle scars. But we all do it, because pasta is one of the world’s most treasured dishes, and if it isn’t messy; it isn’t worth eating. I can remember as a child, the only thing I wanted to eat was spaghetti, and although I’ve added a few more beloved dishes to my repertoire, nothing beats a good pasta.

Pasta Vera epitomizes freshness through its homemade pasta and pastries. This little cafe in Pyrmont makes all its pasta on the premises, and also stocks many of its pasta produce to good quality stockists like Norton Street Grocer.

Assorted pasta and sauces

Assorted homemade cakes and pastries

I have been to Pasta Vera countless times, and this is one place you will always get consistently good service, a fresh and diverse menu that caters to availability of products, and amazing food presentation. I could go on, so I will; their coffee is also a serious contender for top cup of coffee. The flat white I ordered was nice and strong without being bitter, normally I am a mocha girl so this is a big deal for me.

Flat White $3.50

Cafe Latte $3.50

I got the Sirloin Steak Sandwich, but firstly I need to confess; when I order a steak sandwich, I expect it to be cheesy, saucy, and pretty much just unhealthy all around. This sandwhich was the polar opposite to what I normally like, but it was still a work of art. The steak was tender and juicy, and the caramelised onions added an immense sweetness that converted me from the dark side.

Sirloin Steak Sandwich $14.50

The Chili Spaghetti  came with cherry tomatoes, king prawns and chorizo; there is no better combination. This pasta had the perfect balance of spiciness, it was enough to keep your senses going, but not so much that you break out in a chili sweat. The pasta itself was al dente, and as usual, napkins were required.

Chili Spaghettie $19.50

Pasta Vera¬† is definitely one of those places you feel pleased with having been to, and pleased that you have discovered. If more places made good quality food, compared to the price that Pasta Vera offers it, we’d all be a little bit more messy, but very content.

Pasta Vera
186-188 Harris St
Pyrmont 2009 NSW
Mon – Sat 9:30am-10:30pm