|Pasta Box’ Nacho Chips with Dip (p75)|
You can choose between nacho chips or cassava chips and they come with two dips, both with an oil base, one predominantly tomato, and the other, white sauce (I don’t know their fancy names).
|Holy Chicken (p140)|
Holy Chicken is the spiciest one on the menu, it has strips of chicken on noodles with sweet and spicy sauce and sprinkled with cashew nuts, best in fusilli pasta.
|Popeye’s Choice (p140)|
|Seafood Pomodoro (p140)|
Seafood Pomodoro is a pasta on seafood overload- it has clams, mussels, shrimps, tuna with Italian tomatoes and herbs as sauce.
|Dirty Harry (p140)|
Possibly the dirtiest looking pasta dish I’ve seen, Pasta Box’s Dirty Harry is a dark colored dish, slightly spicy and mixed in a greenish colored (not unlike moss) sauce.
The menu is mostly Italian, so they also have Italian sandwiches (but with Pinoy flair) on it. We tried a couple of them-
|Pinoy Panini (p90)|
Adobo flakes on ciabatta bread with caramelized onions and kesong puti served with a side of potato chips.
|Italian Panini (p100)|
The Italian Panini is a sandwich made of salami, roasted pepper, pesto sauce, and cheese on ciabatta bread.
Sometimes, the best part of a meal is the dessert. That holds true for this one, I wanted to start writing about Pasta Box’s sinful dessert first, but it didn’t seem right for a restaurant review so instead, I saved the best for last.
|Pasta Box’s Banoffee (p35)|
Pasta Box’s Banoffee is a mouth-watering treat- it has a layer of sweet and crunchy graham cracker bits and then a dollop of caramel-toffee-nut mix, a couple slices of bananas, and then topped off with whipped cream and a sprinkling of chocolate powder. It’s sinful but so delicious.
In sum, Pasta Box is an Italian-Pinoy themed restaurant (they have sago’t gulaman) with good pastas, good service, and fair prices. It’s a bit out of the way, but the Banoffee is enough of a reason to make the trip. My only gripe is that their menu items didn’t have ready descriptions. Majority of their food names don’t give anything away too (prime example would be the dish called Dirty Harry) so you’d have to ask the servers for it.
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