One Saturday afternoon Bev sent me a message about going out for supper that night. Feeling like Italian, we decided Asta La Pasta would be a good place to try. They are situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, with private parking which is a plus.
Asta La Pasta
This award winning pizzeria serves thin crust pizzas and generous portions of pasta. We ordered a Cheese Focaccia (R100) for the table to start. There was a perfect balance of mozzarella to garlic and red onion. The fine dusting of thyme made the slice I had perfectly tasty, and I stopped at one slice as I knew my pasta dish would be filling. I had tagliatelle pescatore (R190) which was delicious. The prawns were perfectly cooked in a white wine, garlic and chilli sauce. I would have preferred the cherry tomatoes to be sliced smaller, but that is because I eat pasta traditionally, with just a fork. The chilli was quite strong, but not overpowering. However, there was far too much napoletana sauce. This observation is made as in Italy they make the pasta the hero and not the sauce, which is the way I prefer to eat.
Everyone ordered tagliatelle with their choice of sauce, and for the life of me I cannot remember who had what. However, we all cleaned our plates, and commented on how good the meal was. We enjoyed the dinner with a bottle of Kleine Zalze Chenin Blanc (R190) and Dave had an espresso after his meal. None of us had space for dessert. Service was excellent with good banter between the staff and Eric.
Contact them on +27 21 887 7300 – bookings are essential.
View the previous posts on September 28:
- 2022: The Tavern Broom
- 2020: Poppy Seed Crackers
- 2018: Vegetable Pasta Sauce
- 2016: Delaire Graff Restaurant
- 2015: Leek And Cheese Soda Bread
- 2012: Purslane
- 2011: Berry Dessert
- 2010: Pea, Mushroom And Chicken Pasta
- 2010: Dinner Party Menu