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Food / September 23, 2022

Pasta Pronto finds home in Whiskey Bar on Pearse Street

Food / September 23, 2022

Pasta Pronto finds home in Whiskey Bar on Pearse Street

Pasta Pronto’s second location in Moss Lane brings their fresh pasta of Bernard Shaw EatYard infamy to the south side.

Pasta Pronto will be available for sit-in and takeaway to start Monday to Saturday from 12:30 to 20:00, with prices starting from eight euros.

Pronto means quickly in Italian and is also how Italians answer the phone. This team named themselves for their speedy delivery of fresh of pasta, in an array of sauces and toppings. The menu is made up of classics like carbonara and basil pesto as well as contemporary favourites mac n cheese with burrata balls and garlic salami as attractive sides.

Pasta Pronto is a food truck that first launched at Brook Pub by Portrane beach alongside Doughbox in June 2021. Anthony from Dough Box Pizza teamed up with Stephen Dowling, formerly of Triangle coffee Donabate to found Pronto Pasta. Dough Box Donabate and Portrane’s only wood-fired pizza. The duo collaborated with Stephen Kelly, who owns Keeling’s pub in Donabate, and is part owner MossLane Pearse street, to bring this new spot to fruition.

MossLane only opened up last March on Pearse street specialising in whiskey, cocktails and quality draft beer. Their whiskey list is coveted, with Gold Spot even being poured by the dram.

If whiskey and pasta seem like a daring pairing, it’s because they are. Typically people stick with the rule “what grows together goes together” but food is way more flexible than that. Here a nice dram of whiskey with a classic carbonara would be ideal, especially if it’s a spicy marsala cask. The pepper in the carbonara would bring out the spices in the whiskey, making it a lovely congruent pairing. The alcohol will also cut through the cheese coating nicely.

Pizza popping up in bars has become a norm since Frank Ryans’s allegiance with xx Pizza. It’s nice to see pasta getting its due respect as pub grub.

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