This reastaurant has been around for a while. I have walked and driven by this place 100's of times. Not until I read an article in the Sacramento Bee about his restaurant and I had friends tell me that they enjoyed the meal, did I ever set foot into this trattatoria.
It was my fun day to have lunch with girlfriends. We were celebrating life in general so a couple of us had a glass of Merlot. I ordered gnocchi – emilia romagna with onion, carrot, celery, italian sausage, pancetta and canellini beans in a san marzano tomato sauce resting on top of gnocchi. The cannellini beans were an interesting surprise but all of the ingredients blended into an extremely delicious meal. One of my girlfriends ordered linguine alle vongole with fresh clams over linguine in a white wine, garlic butter sauce. I had a taste and the clams were scrumptuous! My other girlfriend ordered something with pasta and chicken. I didn't taste it but she said it was very good. None of us brought home a doggie bag. We had two baskets of bread that was very fresh and great tasting. A little history of the name proves to be very interesting. "The Pazzi family were Tuscan nobles who were bankers in Florence in the 15th century....The family stemmed from Pazzo (“the madman”). Trust me, this food was absolutely the best of two of my favorite Italian restaurants in Auburn, California. Quoting from their website: "We have created a menu consisting of Traditional Italian Cuisine. All of our dishes are made in house and prepared to order using local ingredients when available. Simplicity and freshness are the key to authentic Italian cooking." This is the best way to eat Italinian food -- fresh from the cucina!
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