Merry Christmas from Pasta Pantry!

We can’t believe 2015 is almost over! This year has been full of memorable events and one of the reasons we love the holidays is because we get to spend time with our families. As a second generation family owned business, we’re proud to be in a position to serve the people of Edmonton and Sherwood Park since 1992. Many of our customers love coming by our restaurant to enjoy a meal, but what some might not know is that we also do catering, regardless of how many people you’re with.

One of the reasons that our catering services are so popular during this time of the year is that we want our customers to have the time to see each other. Many of us are traveling or busy with other activities; when you come home to an affordable, comforting meal, it’s one less thing that you have to worry about. Also, it’s an easy way to ensure that everyone gets a nutritious meal before indulging on some holiday goodies. As one of our favourite mottos go, “when it comes to good food, we’re all Italian at heart!”

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Whether you end up spending time with your friends and family at a party, or you just want to spend a relaxing time at home with your loved ones, our prepared trays are the perfect way to celebrate the season. If you want the full Italian experience, we recommend our signature dish: the Pasta Pantry Pasticcio. Made with a mixture of short pastas, sauce and a combination of 5 different cheeses,  this baked delight is a favourite of everyone who has come through our doors  (if you want to learn more about the historical importance of pasticcio in Italy, check out this post). Besides our pasticcio, we’ve also got our soft and chewy Mac N’ Cheese and our smooth, rich Baked Penne Alfredo.

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But we’ve got more than just pasta. Desserts are commonplace with the holidays and we’re not holding back. If you’re not a fan of baking but you still want something sweet over the next couple of weeks, you can’t go wrong with either our Death by Chocolate or our Tiramisu. The former has layers of chocolate cake smothered in pudding and joined together by whipped cream, while the latter features three layers of espresso-soaked ladyfingers that are covered in mascarpone and cocoa. Regardless of which tray you choose, we promise you that you, your friends, and your family will love it from the first bite to the last.

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If you’re looking for one of our trays during the holidays, you’ve come to the right place! Head over to our Catering page to see what we can cook up for you. The holidays are a busy time for us, so we would prefer that you give us a minimum of 48 hours notice. Also, make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with everything going on at your favourite trattoria! Happy Holidays!