Though the idea sounds like it's lifted straight from The Olive Garden, chances are the endless tableside hand-made pastas offered at Nicola's Ristorante Italiano for "Pasta Amore" are a little more palatable than those of the chain pseudo-Italian restaurant. And at $19.95 a head, it had better be.
It takes, what--50 cents of material to make a bowl of pasta?
The two-course meal starts with Caesar salad or an antipasto of prosciutto, cheese, fruit and roasted vegetables. Pasta offerings include Orecchiette alla Checca ("Little ears" pasta), Fusilli Spaccati alla Luciana ("Leaf-shaped" pasta) and Rigatoni con Melanzane (tube pasta) and more.
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"Pasta Amore" is available Sundays through Thursdays. Sounds like it might be worth heading to the Shops At Legacy next time you need to carb up.