Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Il Corvo Pasta

This post is 3.5 years in the making. Long time readers will remember June 2013 when I fell (rolled) out of my recliner, landed on the wood floor, and broke my hip. We were days away from a 2 week vacation to Portland, OR & Seattle, WA. We had to cancel that trip. One year later, we went to Portland, OR. It took another 2.5 years to get to Seattle. But all along, I've had one place in mind: Il Corvo Pasta. Why? Homemade pasta. And rave reviews.

Il Corvo Pasta located in the Pioneer Square area. We started our day exploring Pioneer Square by touring Smith Tower. We finished around noon. Right around then, as I was pulling out my phone to look for lunch options, the daily Il Corvo Pasta email arrived, telling me that day's pasta dishes. I gasped in surprise & horror when the email dinged because I had forgotten all about ICP!!!! There we were, in Pioneer Square, a block away, and my brain had been focused on a couple deli options for lunch.

Turns out ICP was right around the corner from where we were. SP loves me, so he agreed to get lunch there. He ended up leaving me on the corner of the street down from the restaurant because there is a steep hill to get up to the restaurant and there is a step to get inside a tiny space. He said the wheelchair would not have been easy to deal with inside the restaurant.

I know he loves me because he spent close to 40 minutes getting our food. Il Corvo Pasta is only open Monday-Friday 11am - 3 pm and it gets busy and there is often a long line and long wait. We ended up taking our food down the hill and eating at an outdoor table near the Chief Seattle statue and iron pergola.

What did we eat? This:
 Kale Salad. That was SP's lunch. I didn't eat any. He said it was very good.
Casarecce, with red wine and black pepper braised beef. Was it worth waiting 3.5 years plus 40 minutes? Yes. The pasta is fantastic. The beef was tender and flavorful. The sauce delicious. A very good amount of cheese. My only complaint is that, for me, the black pepper brought a bit too much heat, but I am a heat wimp and I knew what the dish was before I got it. It was so tasty I kept shoveling it in and gulping water then shoveling in more deliciousness. SP only got a few bites.

We'd go back. And be tempted to order all 3 pastas of the day. Then waddle our way around all afternoon.

  Il Corvo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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