Saturday, April 6, 2013

Beautiful Pasta @ Pasta Rustica, Regensburg, Germany

Sometimes a town can throw up some of the biggest culinary surprises. For instance, a recent trip to Prague revealed an absolutely great Mexican joint (more on that later!) and in the German town of Regensburg you will find that they have some pretty mean Italian joints, one of them this quaint little shop serving self-made pasta called Pasta Rustica. Don't let the size of the shop (and the chef!) fool you, as you will be pleasantly surprised with the consistency they manage to churn out good plates of pasta. They mention at the front of the shop that the extra virgin olive oil they use is sourced from their parent's own field in Italy. It makes the attention to detail that they put into their food much much more impressive.

Perfetto

The shop is located in front of a church on a rather quiet street

Not the most populated of surroundings but the amount of customers inside show a contrast

Church opposite the restaurant

Some self-made pasta

Simple and homely decor

The area where they concoct the coffees and other drinks


A large Pumpkinschorle (juice diluted in carbonated water) for €2.50


We had one Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (€5.90)

A case of getting the basics absolutely spot on. Beautiful!

Al dente pasta and nice flavours from the garlic and chilli

We also had a Linguini Scampi (€7.10) served with a tomato based sauce

Nice refreshing flavours and smooth linguini



Here is a selection of pastas we have had in the past in this shop.

Tagliatelle tartufo. Tagliatelle with shaved truffles 

Linguini with shaved grana padano and cherry tomatoes

Linguini Gambaretti. Linguini with prawns and zucchini

Spaghetti Spinaci. Spaghetti with spinach, pine nuts and anchovies

Linguini salmone. Linguini with salmon slices and cherry tomatoes

Linguini arancia. Linguini with prawns and orange sauce

Linguini anatra. Linguini with duck breast, porcini, carrots, celery and tomatoes

A range of products they sell at the front of the shop. You can even purchase their pasta to cook at home

As big as the Dom in Regensburg? Probably not but in terms of pasta in the Regensburg area, this has to rank as one of the very top.

Location: Pasta Rustica, Am Ölberg 3, 93047 Regensburg, Germany

Phone: 0941 562094

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, Sat 10.30 am to 2.30 pm, Closed on Sundays

*This is a guest post by The Unc.


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12 comments:

  1. The Unc sure must love this place, seeing he has revisited over and over again!

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  2. Love homemade pasta. The one with truffles sure caught my attention ;)

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  3. Nice, pastas look real yummy. Germans going Italian eh?

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  4. great-looking pasta! they seem just pure and perfect, shining in their simplicity :D

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  5. Those plateful of pasta look drool-worthy ! The pasta must be very good in that shop :D

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  6. Hi Yen! Pardon my ignorance... who's The Unc?

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  7. Hehe I misunderstood, I thought you had to make your own pasta! I was thinking that that was a brave concept indeed! :P Is the Pumpkinschorle pumpkin flavoured at all?

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  8. The pasta looks amazing! For some reason, pasta always feels sort of heavy and 'too much' for me, but the pasta in your photos look very light and thin and wonderfully executed. so jealous of the trip!

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  9. I like the looks of the Linguini Scampi! =)

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  10. Ooo.. travel story... I LIKE! Great street shots and I am sure that the most simple food's the best sort. Hope you post more like these!

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  11. The Spaghetti Aglio e Olio looks quite pathetic, not much ingredient other than pasta. But the rest of the dishes looks good!~

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