Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Figo Pasta

Mmm pasta. It has always been one of my favorite comfort foods, even into my gluten free days. Surprisingly gluten free pasta is pretty good when you smoother it with sauce J

Luckily, I found out through Gluten Freedom Atlanta that Figo Pasta recently started offering gluten free pasta. All of their sauces are gluten free (not all are dairy free) and so are a whole host of their salads.  Their Ragu’ alla Bolognese is absolutely sinful for a quick service restaurant. The smoothly, rich tomato sauce is blended with tender beef and veggies. It tastes like something your grandmother would serve you on a cold, snowy afternoon. You can taste the fresh tomatoes and basil in the Pomodoro sauce and the Arrabbiata is perfectly spicy.

(Ragu’ alla Bolognese to go)

The first time I tried the pasta I had to double check with my server that it was in fact gluten free. The pasta held up so well, I thought they might have confused it for the regular kind. 

So far I’ve been to the Perimeter and Vinings locations and all staff members have been very helpful in dealing with food intolerances. During my first visit, an employee at the Perimeter location went through recipes with me to ensure there wasn’t any dairy in the sauces I was interested in. The manager checked to see if I enjoyed the pasta – wanting to make sure they had the tastiest gluten free pasta.


Vinings Location - The rain and camera phone make for a not so good picture. 

While the pasta averages around $9 it’s definitely worth it. Whether it’s for a hearty dinner or a quick, comforting lunch (great for those crazy work days) I would recommend Figo any day of the week. 

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