Food Porn: Panaro’s

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To make the grand total of “restaurant week” visits to 3, Mike and I visited Panaro’s on Friday afternoon.  A cute tiny italian place located right on Delaware, near Allen.  This is a restaurant that cater’s to the business group going on lunch, however they are known for their custom desserts as well.

For lunch they have a fairly simple menu and pretty reasonable price wise.  A lunch could easily run just around 20 dollars for 2 people.  This “20.09” special was:

Two spaghetti or penne parm’s, 2 cups of soup, 2 mini cannoli’s and 2 beverages.

I went with the penne parm, and for soup I tried their Pasta Fagioli.  It’s a pretty established fact that you add melted mozzarella cheese with anything and it makes it taste better.

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My first experience with Pasta Fagioli (italian for “pasta and beans”) was really good.  Now, on the record, I have always hated Garbonzo beans…I think they taste like saw dust and I take them out of any salad I get.  But, for some reason, in this soup, they were delightful.  Combined with pasta, it was a good starter.

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The penne parm was very much like, well, penne parm.  The cheese was extremely melted, and cooked throughout the pasta (not just placed on top).  Nothing too exciting, it tasted how I expected.  Their sauce was definitely on the ‘sweet’ side, similar to Chef’s.

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The mini cannoli’s were amazing, covered in chocolate chips and powder surgar.  I now understand why this place is known for their desserts, simply delicious.

This was another great deal for restaurant week, for 20.09 Mike and I each had soup, a lunch item, a dessert, and two pop’s.  I’ve wanted to visit this place since I started working on Delaware, and unless you work in the immediate area you really won’t be able to try it out.

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2 thoughts on “Food Porn: Panaro’s

  1. dino

    holy crap. I thought this was all desserts. I gotta grab me some of this mangia.

  2. A very cute dining room. Just the right size. The food, however, was quite ill prepared. The Pasta Fagioli was sweet, as if someone added sugar to it. The sauce on the pasta was similarly and curiously sweet. The Pasta was beyond al dente and starting to evolve to a soggy state. There were no traces of garlic or herb in any of the preparations. I’m sure there was some sort of herbage added – but to no real effect. The service was adequate but one got the impression that the server was not really “involved” with the whole affair – the presentation and other intangibles that add to the general panache of “going out to eat”. All in all, a very whitebread taste experience with an ambience holding promise not yet realized. Visit http://www.truebluebuffalo.com for more reviews and video by Nelson Starr

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