“All of our sauces are made right here with pure, fresh ingredients, nothing’s canned, and the pasta we have is made specifically for The Pasta Shop!” After he’d asked me if I had enjoyed my meal, that is precisely what the friendly and rightfully-proud-of-his-shop owner of The Pasta Shop told me, when we started talking about the delicious food they have on offer.
The Pasta Shop is located in the busy commercial area around Monastiraki and is perfect for dropping in, grabbing a box of your pasta and sauce of choice and getting on with your adventures in the city. If you choose to stay and have a bite in the tiny place itself, you will still get it in a box, which helps keep the prices affordable.
My favourite of their sorts of pasta by far is their wholegrain ravioli stuffed with vegetables, but I’d also recommend the ravioli filled with feta and Florina peppers, which were comparable in tastiness. Combined with the aubergine, basil and tomato sauce they call Norma, it truly is something else. Most of their sauces are vegetarian, by the way.
A “normal” pasta dish costs around €6, but they have an introductory special offer of “commercial” pasta, that is what you’d find in a supermarket, for as low as €1.90 together with the aforementioned Norma or Napolitana sauce.