Recently opened on Victoria Rd, Gladesville, the Eat & Meet Pasta Bar features handmade pasta and authentic Italian ingredients. If you are after a huge bowl of your favourite comfort food, you wont be disappointed here, and there is plenty to choose from with about 15 pasta dishes, 3 types of homemade Gnocchi and 4 types of Risotto.
Our recent Sunday lunch at Eat & Meet Pasta Bar was a very filling affair, when I say the portions are large, I'm not kidding. So bring your appetite to this casual new venue, but keep in mind it is BYO WINE ONLY, however, there is no corkage. A bottle shop is located conveniently across the road.
We started with the Carpaccio with garnish and grissini (i don't recall receiving the grissini) and, at $18.90, comes in a choice of Salmon, Beef or Kingfish. They were out of Kingfish so we went with the Salmon, and, I liked it a lot.
For the pasta, we tried the Linguine with crab meat, cherry tomato, garlic, chilli, fresh basil and the Fettucine Gamberi, both $27.90. Servings were generous, plenty of prawns and for once, enough crabmeat that you actually knew your dish contained crab meat. My favourite was the Linguine, it was a very tasty dish.
There didn't seem to be a kids menu, not that we asked, so my 8yr old had the Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce at $24.90 . It too was a decent serving, probably too much for a kid but that's okay, there was plenty left over for us to try, so I will give that the thumbs up as well.
They have a selection of desserts at the bar to choose from, if you can fit any in. They are open Tuesday to Saturday for Coffee/Breakfast, Brunch/Lunch and Dinner and on Sundays Coffee/Breakfast/Brunch and Lunch. They don't take reservations but you can call them on 02 9817 7857 , visit them on facebook for all the latest information, visit their website by clicking here OR check out all their tantalising pics on Instagram here.
A great new Pasta Bar in Gladesville - Image: E&M Pasta Bar