There are some places that are tucked away in little corners of streets that you pass by without a glance, only to realize one day what you have been missing so far! The Flying Spaghetti Monster has easily become one of my favorite Italian places in the city. It’s not right on the main road which makes parking convenient and gives the impression of a nice and quite locale.To start off, the decor is just how I like it – simple and minimalistic. It has a rustic-industrial-furniture vibe to it. Huge glass windows make sure there is plenty of light and make the space seem airy and big. The menu is completely entertaining, in terms of the choice of food and witty one liners here and there. A lot of choice in vegetarian + good sense of humor = win! (And how cool is the name?). The owner seemed to be a really nice person, who was constantly interacting with the customers, recommending dishes and making sure they were comfortable and that the food was up to their expectations. I like people who put in their heart and soul and then a little more into their ventures, so a big +1 from me!
The place doesn’t serve any alcohol and it’s a completely smoke-free zone (yay!). I ordered a nojito and it was the best one I have ever had! A little sour, a little minty and yummy! I think I’ve finally found a place with the perfect thin crust pizzas. I never knew pizza could taste so good even after it has gone cold after an hour! We ordered Sicilia – a thin crust pizza with sun dried tomatos, mushrooms, basil and chili oil and it was absolutely delicious! Next up was a creamy pasta with broccoli and bell peppers cooked in Napoli sauce. We were a wee bit skeptical about this but went with the chef’s recommendation and it was just as tasty.
I really wanted to try their desserts but was completely stuffed by then. The no-bake blueberry cheesecake sounded promising. Another one I wanted to try was ‘The Bomb’ and its description goes something like this – ‘we don’t want to bother describing it. If you love chocolate, this desert will blow you away. Or your money back. Not really. But hey where is your sense of humor?’
Now I know where I am heading every time I crave Italian food! And this time including dessert! 🙂
I NEEEED THEM PASTA NOW!
Aaah!! The Pictures are so beautiful!! 😀 Nice Post! 😀
The food looks heavenly! And with those one-liners,I can laugh away while having my meal all alone!
You might not know the answer to this question but is the flying spaghetti monster also called tabula rasa? I've been to Tabula Rasa and I know it is right beside the blue cross in jubilee hills. When I googled the flying spaghetti monster, it gave the same address. Just wondering….your post made me very curious since you said that you found the pizza there to be the best ever. So far, I found the pizza in the Olive Bistro to be the best in the city.
It's right adjacent to Tabula Rasa. Owned by the same people and recently opened. Someone said they are now planning to make Tabula Rasa open to only private do's or something like that. Not sure!
I've been to Olive Bistro but unfortunately the day I went it was crowded, noisy and the service was bad. Ended up eating a very cold and bad pizza.. should try again some day!
I like the pizzas in News Cafe too! 🙂
I loved their humor notes!