Since my Dad promised to grace my party with his presence, I somewhat expected him to have a hearty dinner with me and my sister. However, due to work constraints he wasn’t able to make it in time. But, at least he still kept true to his promise and decided to pass by our place and grab some “Midnight snack” since it was way past my bed time already and during the wee hours of the morning.
He wanted to grab some pizza from Shakey’s, but we already had that for dinner so I suggested a different cuisine instead. We drove around the city and we eventually decided to stop at Eastwood City Walk since we were already quite sleepy. Good thing, we came across this still open joint called “Pasto” alongside “Pancake House” and by the drinking pubs in Eastwood City Walk.
The ambiance of the place was very classy I must say, it was quite cozy and presented itself in a classy-casual atmosphere (red brick walls, cushioned laid back chairs and the cemented flooring give off that seemingly New York loft vibe). I was in a way reminded of Jack’s Loft (wherein you can just chill and have some laid back causal conversations with your friends).
The service was worth noting, their food servers were readily available to our every beck and call especially since we had a lot of requests like the (Chili Flakes and Oil, Parmesan Cheese for our Pizza and also our constant water refills now and then. Despite, the wee hours of the morning they still presented themselves with a cheery disposition and even made some suggestions as to their “Best sellers” and their “Recommendations for the night”
We were supposed to order their Creamy Spinach Crostini for our Antipasti, however due to all the Mojo’s, Chicken and the Angus Beef Pizza I consumed earlier, I decided a more conservative approach and head straight to the Main Dishes since my Dad still hasn’t eaten dinner and he wanted to delve into the Main dishes immediately. So we had the Polo Cremoso (This came along with their waiter’s recommendations). This was presented to us in a full platter (Good for sharing, since their servings are big) with the tomatoes, mushrooms and chicken creamily sticking out from the dish. We also had a taste of their “Pasto” pizza with everything on it! (From the Italian sausage, to the smoked ham, to the onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and of course! my forever favorite Mushrooms!).
My 2000 budget fit well with this pick, we also ordered some latte and Cappuccino to help us gulp down the very tasty meal to cap off the night. This joint, opened my perspective more when it came to Pizza’s (I’m not really a fan of Pizza’s, I prefer delving into Beef, Pork, Chicken dishes or some sweets for the win) but with having tried out their recipe, I wouldn’t think twice before returning to this cozy, chill- out place the next time around when were looking for a quick fix to satiate our hunger pangs.