I stumbled upon Del Moro’s while wandering the streets north of Saint Mark’s Basilica. It is a unique spot to grab a cheap and delicious bite to eat. Dal Moro’s specializes in fresh pasta, and claims to be the first fresh pasta take out place in the world.
Fresh pasta is never dried like the pasta you are probably familiar with. It is made from dough, then either refrigerated or cooked right away. When you eat a dish containing fresh pasta, you notice the texture of the pasta a lot more than when eating normal pasta. Fresh pasta is usually thicker, and has more bite to it.
In Dal Moro’s, you get to watch pasta being made using a pasta machine. You then choose either spaghetti or fusilloni (corkscrew shaped) raw pasta, which they boil right in front of you. Next, you have your choice of several different sauces, including pesto, bolognese, squid ink, alfredo, and classic fresh tomato. Lastly, you can pay a little extra to add toppings like olives, bacon, mushrooms, chicken sausage, and mozzarella.
The finished product is served in a paper take out container. Depending on the sauce you choose, the pasta costs 5 to 7 euros, which is a pretty good deal for a full meal in Venice. Eat your delicious fresh pasta at a picturesque spot by a canal, or enjoy it in Dal Moro’s while continuing to watch the fascinating pasta making process.
Dal Moro’s is located on Calle De La Casseleria, about a 2 minute walk from Piazza San Marco.
Photo via Dal Moro’s Facebook page
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