Bring the Family to Pasta Pantry!

We understand how busy your days can be as a parent. When it comes to juggling the needs of your family with work, activities, and other commitments, carving out time to sit down and catch up with your loved ones over delicious food is tough to do. As a second generation business who grew up on Italian cooking, we want to share our love of “Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Fast!” with the world from one family to another. Whether you’re pressed for time and you can’t whip up a meal for the family or you just want to treat them to something different, Pasta Pantry has you covered.

 

Mix and Match Your Pasta!

If there’s one thing that we’re known for, it’s our pasta. When you come to our restaurant, we want you to feel like you’re at home. That means mixing and matching your favourite varieties of pasta with the various sauces we’ve got (our sauces include Meat, Spicy Italian Sausage, Tomato Vegetable, Alfredo, Pesto and Four Cheese). Our pasta cuts are made fresh daily and are constantly changing. If you would like to know what types of pasta we’re making, give us a call at 780-467-3777 We want everyone to try our pasta. That’s why we’re proud to offer a special deal for everyone 10 and under: for only $4.75, your little ones can fill their bellies with as much pasta as they want! And if they want to add one of our homemade meatballs to their bottomless bowl of pasta, it will only cost you $5.50!

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Keep Cool With Our Cold Drinks!

If you get thirsty during your pasta pursuit, our selection of thirst quenching drinks are sure to satisfy you. For the true Italian experience, try cooling off with a refreshing can of Brio Chinotto or San Pellegrino. You can also grab our bottomless fountain pop. We’ve even got milk available for your young ones (or young ones at heart) to enjoy!

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Finish Your Meal With a Dessert!

What would an outing to Pasta Pantry be without some dessert? When it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth at Pasta Pantry, you can’t go wrong with our Death By Chocolate. Made with layers of chocolate cake held together by chocolate pudding and topped with whipped cream and Skor bits, kids and even our regulars can’t resist the deliciousness of this dessert! And if you’re not in love with our Death by Chocolate, we’ve also got two other desserts for you to sink your teeth into: our Tiramisu and our Chocolate Coconut Brownie! The former is a heavenly slice of ladyfingers dipped in espresso and lathered in mascarpone and cocoa, while the latter is a fluffy square topped with chocolatey goodness and a healthy amount of coconut shavings! Regardless of which one you end up choosing, we’re confident that you’ll love our desserts!

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Will we see you and your family at Pasta Pantry? Let us know when you’re in the neighbourhood on Facebook and Twitter (and if you take a picture and tag us, we’ll make sure to share it with everyone!) Hope to see you at your local trattoria soon!

Pair Your Pasta with our Chicken Parmigiana!

It’s no secret that our Chicken Parmigiana is one of our most beloved entrees. Prepared with herbs, spices, cheese and a healthy amount of tomato sauce, it goes well with everything on the menu—especially our pasta!

Besides all of the hungry patrons we serve in the Edmonton and Sherwood Park area, athletes in the area have also embraced our foods with open arms (probably because they understand the importance of having the right foods to fuel their games and workouts).  If you’re looking to add some more protein to your next meal, we urge you to try our Chicken Parmigiana. (and for more recommendations on healthy Pasta Pantry dishes, make sure you check out this post.)

Our Chicken Parmigiana is a protein rich, organic chicken breast that’s free of any preservatives, hormones, and additives. Besides being tastier and a better quality of meat when compared conventional chicken, organic chicken is also much more humane, resulting in a win-win for everyone. Most importantly, it fits with our motto and our promise to serve “Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Fast!” to everyone that comes through our doors.

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But what would this combo be without some greens? For the ultimate Pasta Pantry dish, we recommend adding one of our salads (either our Caesar or Creamy Italian) to your order. The former combines romaine lettuce with grana padano parmigianio cheese, crunchy croutons and our homemade garlic Caesar dressing, while the latter is made with a mixture of lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and purple cabbage with our special Creamy Italian dressing. And with a bottle of water to quench your thirst, you’ll have delicious and nutritious meal that will give you the energy you need to take on the rest of the day (if you’re one of those brave souls who would wear a white shirt to an Italian restaurant, we commend you being so courageous).

 

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What do you think of these pictures? Is your mouth beginning to water? Is your stomach starting to rumble? We’ve got the cure for all of those problems at Pasta Pantry. Stop by our restaurant today to grab a big bowl of pasta and chicken parmigiana or to see some of the other delectable dishes we can prepare for you. Also, make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with everything Pasta Pantry related!

Five Fun Events for Family Day in Edmonton and Sherwood Park!

As a second-generation restaurant, family is everything to us. That’s why we can’t wait to celebrate Family Day with our loved ones (plus, who doesn’t love a long weekend?). The holiday has been around since 1990 when former Premier Don Getty created the holiday to encourage Albertans to spend more time with their families; 26 years later, a majority of the Canadian provinces have adopted the holiday. Pasta Pantry will be closed for Family Day, but if you’re looking for something to do with the family in Edmonton or Sherwood Park, we’ve got 5 events worth checking out.

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Strathcona County:

Take the family to Strathcona County! In honour of Family Day, the facility will be donating 100% of admissions to Everybody Gets to Play, a program that provide recreational services to low-income families (you might remember our partnership with them during the Canadian Wrestling Team Trials). We’re also doing our part to help out: $1 from every large pasta sold until February 13th will go to the program. To see a full list of events at Strathcona County on Family Day, visit this link!

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Churchill Square:

If you’re going to be in Downtown Edmonton on Family Day, you need to take the family to Churchill Square. Between noon and 4pm, the square will feature musical performances, plays, crafts, and a whole lot more. Make sure you bring your skates (there will be free skate and helmet rentals, but they’re only available on a first-come, first-serve basis) and a big thermos of hot chocolate; you’ll want to spend the afternoon at the City Hall ice rink. Churchill Square will also have a variety of activities, games, and food trucks for everyone to enjoy.

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Alberta Legislature:

Between 11AM and 4PM, the Edmonton Federal Building and Legislature Building will become the place to be on Family Day. Spend the afternoon building a replica of the Legislature using Legos or jam out to the live music. The Legislature will also feature magic, treats, and the opportunity to get a tattoo of the Alberta emblem (temporary of course).

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Edmonton Public Library:

The EPL is known for their countless activities for the community, but they’re offering even more free events from 1-5PM on Family Day. From movies and live music to puppet shows and drum circles, you and your family are practically guaranteed a fun time. Visit this link on the Edmonton Public Library website to see what’s taking place at each location.

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Elk Island National Park:

What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than at Elk Island National Park? Bring your skis or snowshoes (and the biggest thermos you’ve got full of hot chocolate) take a trip through the park’s trails or grab your skates and have some winter fun around High Island on Astotin Lake. Afterwards, head over to the Elk Island Golf Course when you can grab a bite and catch some live music.

What are your plans for Family Day? We would love to hear them. Let us know on our Facebook and Twitter pages. From everyone here at Pasta Pantry, we hope you have an amazing Family Day!

Date Night at Pasta Pantry!

When was the last time you had a date night with your loved one? We understand how difficult it can be to schedule time with your girlfriend/boyfriend, partner, or spouse; when you have a schedule filled with work and other commitments, it’s tricky to block off a few hours and put all of those things on pause. And when you have kids, it becomes even harder to block off a few hours just for the two of you.

One of the best ways to ensure that you don’t miss out on catching with that special someone in your life is to treat the date itself like an important meeting (that means no rescheduling and no checking your phone every 5 minutes). And if you want to indulge in some of the best Italian food in the Edmonton and Sherwood Park area during your alone time, why don’t you spend date night at Pasta Pantry? From pastas and salads to our signature dish, the Pasta Pantry Pasticcio, we’ve got plenty of food for you and your date to try.

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But what would date night be without wine? We frequently change our wine selection, so if you’re curious as to what kinds we’ve currently got in stock, feel free to give us a call at 780-467-3777. Different wines pair better with different meals, so don’t be afraid to ask us for a recommendation based on what you’re having!

Pasta Pantry at Home!

Out of ideas for Valentine’s Day? Unfortunately, we’ll be closed that day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare a meal with the same fresh pasta and sauces we use in our restaurant. Our assortment of pastas and sauces are perfect by themselves or can even complement another dish you plan on making (much like the wine, we’re always changing our pasta cuts; give us a call to find out what pastas we’ve got today or to request one of your favourite varieties). To see a list of our pastas and sauces, head over to our Fresh Pasta at Home page.

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To enjoy these delicious foods or to order some of our pastas for cooking at home, come to Pasta Pantry today! We’re also sharing pics of our foods on our Facebook and Twitter pages; follow us today to see what we’re up to at Pasta Pantry!