I found it at Corona 179 in Restaurante Amore.
This small, cozy Italian bistro stole my heart on my first visit. Using a discount coupon from Cupocity for the Pasta Festival, I went in search of a new taste treat for lunch.
It wasn’t until about a year ago that I would consider ordering spaghetti. After all, who doesn’t have 7-10 minutes to boil your own? Less if it was fresh pasta. Warm up a can or jar of sauce and sprinkle with parmesan. Ta da! I was about to learn a lesson in how wrong I can be.
But being indecisive, I resorted to the Spaghetti Bolognese. It was the absolute best and I couldn’t figure out why.
Complimentary bread with a fresh olive tapenade arrived to enjoy while they prepared my caesar salad. It, too, had a fresh twist. The romaine leaves were full length as in the original invention by Cesare Cardini in Tijuana.
Traditional tiramisu for dessert and I was daydreaming of a trip back to Italy.
I rushed home to print out another coupon to give the place a second run. Maybe I was just hungry.
During my initial visit, I was the sole patron and spent a pleasant stay chatting with the owner, Eduardo. Reservations might be a good idea for dinner. All 25 seats were full when I returned.
I was so tempted for spaghetti again but ordered Fusilli Alfredo. Another treat!
Service was attentive, fresh flowers on the tables and soft music in the background made for a very enjoyable experience. The surprise Kahlua and cream at the end of my meal was appreciated as well.
Try it. You’ll like it!