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1100 San Mateo Blvd. NE Send to Phone
Fast pasta Italian-style and hold the red sauce.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Piazza Restaurant Review

: After a trip to Italy in 2003, chef and owner Gordon Schutte decided to revamp his menu and return La Piazza to its basic strengths --- regional Italian pasta dishes. The menu now features 24 traditional pastas, including eight vegetarian varieties, plus sandwiches on homemade Tuscan-style panini bread and grilled seafood. The menu is broken down by the shape of the pasta and the sauces that compliment those shapes. A favorite is penne pasta tossed with cubed fresh tuna steak in a creamy saffron sauce. Delectable. Another, designed for linguini, combines garlic, walnuts, kalamata olives and Parmesan cheese. If you're stressing about carbohydrates, try the grilled tuna without the pasta. The steak is perfectly cooked, rare but not underdone. The highest price on the menu during lunch is $12 and during dinner it's $18. In addition, the wine list was revamped to include 32 wines priced less than $25. A coat of warm terra cotta paint and a traveling art exhibition have tamed the once-formidably high ceilings and made the dining experience at La Piazza seem more cozy and intimate.


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