If first impressions count, 1.2.3 Pasta is off to a good start.
Because the 1.2.3. Pasta menu has been released, and it looks fantastic.
Download it below.
The 40-seat Italian restaurant, co-owned by Chef Luca Taretto and Antonio Tettamanzi – owner of La Grolla in St. Paul, features a wide variety of appetizers (meatballs, eggplant parmigiana, beets, caprese), sandwiches (spicy chicken, mortadella, roast beef, more), build your own pasta, featuring five different noodle types, six different sauces, and a variety of meat, seafood and veggies to choose from, fried food (calamari fritti, coconut shrimp, arancini, among others), specialty pastas (lasagna, Gnocchhi Al Pesto, Ravioli Al Funghi, more), Pizza (margherita, piccante, biance, more), pizza fritta, burgers, salads, soup of the day, coffee (espresso, cappuccino, more), local craft beer (Fulton, Surly, Bad Weather on tap), bottled beer and dessert (cheesecake, tiramisu, creme brule).
Hungry yet? The prices are more than fair and reasonable, the selection is vast, and there should be something for everyone at 1.2.3. Pasta.
The restaurant, which is expected to open Thursday, April 20 or Friday, April 21, is located at 6508 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, next to Cahill Diner.
The man heading up the menu and running operations is Taretto, an accomplished chef who has worked with Tettamanzi at La Grolla, and also owned NI.DO. Cafe in Miami. Taretto has worked and trained at restaurants in Italy, France, England, Minnesota and Miami. He is the most accomplished chef to come to Inver Grove Heights, and he is excited about the new Inver Grove Heights Italian restaurant.
“Our goal is to give people good quality food with fresh ingredients at a reasonable price,” said Taretto. “Whether people want to join us for lunch or dinner, have a glass of wine, some appetizers, dine with the family, or out on a date night, we want them to enjoy our restaurant and invite everyone to come check it out.”
1.2.3 Pasta will be open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. (may stay open an hour later on the weekend). The restaurant will deliver, and is currently hiring servers and cooks.
“We’re going to feature daily specials, and will always have something unique,” said Taretto. “We really want this to be a place the entire community can come and enjoy, and we look forward to people checking out or food. There is a lot to choose from on the menu and should be something for everyone.”
Taretto has a vast culinary background and is excited to bring his talents to Inver Grove Heights.
“I have been throughout Europe and trained with some great chefs and in some great restaurants, and it’s always exciting to be a part of a new restaurant. We can’t wait to get started.”
IGH residents have been anticipating the opening of this restaurant. The time is come, and while we talked to Taretto about a lot of other things, we’ll get to what readers really want – the menu. Here it is: