Photo courtesy of Paciarino Restaurant and Store
Paciarino Restaurant and Store
Cuisine: European, Italian
Authentic is what comes to mind when you approach the stately brickfront of Paciarino Restaurant and Store. Once you're inside, you know you've found the place for true Italian cuisine. The atmosphere... Read More
Authentic is what comes to mind when you approach the stately brickfront of Paciarino Restaurant and Store. Once you're inside, you know you've found the place for true Italian cuisine. The atmosphere is simple but intimate – bare wooden tables, picture windows looking over the busy Fore Street neighborhood. But what you notice most are the intoxicating scents of rich red sauce, cheeses and pasta. Lunch at Paciarino is a real treat – and surprise. The menu changes daily (so be sure to visit their website or call ahead). However, highlights often include standouts such as Ravioli Milano al Pomodoro with freshly made ravioli stuffed with imported Ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper in a family-recipe tomato sauce; Lasagne alla Bolognese, the regional classic done right with fresh pork, carrots, onion, garlic, lean ground beef and tomato; and rich Ravioli di Pesce al Pomodoro – this eatery's much beloved seafood ravioli featuring just off the boat shrimp and haddock in a seafood stuffing. All of the pastas are made right on the premises as is the savory sauces. For those seeking the best of Italy for their lunch fare, Paciarino Restaurant and Store should definitely be included on your list.