If you are someone who loves pesto as much as I love pesto, we are safe from vampires forever. If you are someone who loves pasta as much as I love pasta, you can forget about time and traffic. Pasta Sisters is opening in CulverCity, at the Helms Bakery complex. It’s great news when an out-of-town place that you love moves to town, and so it is with Pasta Sisters. Expanding from the Mid-Wilshire location into a space ten times larger, (and a whole lot closer) this is pasta (and pesto) you must have.
According to the Los Angeles Times. Chef Paola Da Re, her son Francesco Sinatra and her daughter Giorgia Sinatra opened Pasta Sisters, a tiny, 12-seat pasta shop in a strip mall in Arlington Heights two years ago. They earned a loyal following serving bowls of fresh spaghetti coated in pesto alla Genovese and pappardelle in Bolognese. Now the family has opened a second location, a 3,400-square-foot pasta palace in the Helms Bakery complex in Culver City. And they’ve added some extra dishes to the menu too. In addition to the fresh pastas, the family will make spezzatino (beef stew) with polenta; chicken scaloppine; mortadella sandwiches; and crostoli (fried dough with powdered sugar). There’s also beer and wine.
The new location has ample seating and two outdoor patios. 3280 Helms Ave., Culver City, www.pastasisters.com.