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Some Kinda Pasta
I have always had a hard time finding good pasta for under 15 bucks but this place has solved that.

My eating buddy Kent (you have seen his grill many times on this blog) wanted to show me this pasta spot. Some Kinda Pasta is located in the Point Gray / UBC Area, this is a part of town that I rarely ever reach out to. The atmosphere was nice and cozy. A large chalkboard displays the daily specials which were only 12 dollars, this is where my dish was listed.

I ordered the tortellini (looks like a UFC fighter's ear) with an Italian salad for 12 dollars, and my friends ordered the chicken Alfredo spaghetti special ($12) and the spaghetti and meatballs ($15.95). The warm bread served during our meal was memorable, we killed the first basket and got a second with our meal. My Italian salad that came with my special was fantastic. It was very simple with few croutons but the lettuce was crisp and fresh and served with the right amount of dressing and cheese. One of the best salads that I have ever had but I don't eat that many salads. My cheese spinach tortellini was also delicious. The portion was large, and judging by the taste, it was made fresh that day.

My friends stated their meals were great. The spaghetti with meatballs received accolades from my friend Kent, however based on my two samples I found it had too much garlic. The chicken alfredo in that size of an order packs as many calories of at least two Big Macs. I was happy to just have a few tasty bites because a full serving of that would mean I could never wear my skinny jeans again. It looks funny enough when I put my camera in the pocket of my skinny jeans, never mind when my tummy sticks out.

This is going to be my new favorite place for a relatively inexpensive pasta. Good call Kent.
Some Kinda Pasta was some kinda wonderful.

Some Kinda Pasta
4409 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 222-0220
http://www.somekindapasta.com/

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Matt

5 comments

VanCity Wings said... @ December 29, 2008 at 3:49 PM

You should check out Zeffirelli's above The Cactus Club on Robson. They have great pasta at reasonable prices. The only problem is that it can get pretty busy on the week-end.

Megs said... @ December 29, 2008 at 6:56 PM

If you ever head up towards Point Grey you should check out Burgoo if you haven't been before. Stews, soups, sandwiches, comfort food at its best.

I Love Food Blog said... @ December 29, 2008 at 10:23 PM

Great review. Look forward to trying this one day.

shokutsu said... @ December 29, 2008 at 11:15 PM

I've been a few times over the years and haven't been overly impressed (lack of bold flavors, notably under or overcooked pasta, etc). I always chose from their daily too. Maybe they've stepped things up since Timmy's opened next door (SMILE). Perhaps I will give them yet another try, but honestly, pasta made at home has always tasted better than here.

Gyromite said... @ December 30, 2008 at 8:21 AM

Shokutsu

I agree the best pasta meals that I have ever had are the ones cooked at home by friends.

I enjoyed this place and thought it was good tasting pasta for the price point.

But I am still in agreeance with you that the best pasta comes from home or for me someone elses home. I need to find a way to get invited to more dinners.

Cheers
Matt

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