HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Vanessa Falcone (photo by Rob Bartlett)

Vanessa Falcone (photo by Rob Bartlett)

Vanessa Falcone 

Trevi Pasta

If you salivate at the thought of eating fresh-made pasta, then consider this quaint family-run eatery your own personal Pavlov. “Everything is made from scratch daily,” says owner Vanessa Falcone, who fashions, cuts and rolls everything from strozzapreti (literally, “priest stranglers”) to paccheri to fusilli in house. Her aim? To show patrons how her paesano enjoy all the pleasing permutations of pasta. “I want to show them the true taste of fresh pasta as it’s prepared and eaten in Italy. There are so many variations, from sizes, cuts, to infused pasta, to even dessert pasta. In fact, I make a pasta with red pepper and one with chocolate.”

Falcone’s dad handles the antipasti, and her mom makes a variety of homemade sauces (the marinara is a simple wonder). No surprise, then, that Trevi is already a popular after-work stop for College Park residents looking to cook a speedy and, according to Falcone, “healthy” meal to enjoy at home. “People have a misconception about pasta being fattening and it’s just not true. We make our pasta with durum wheat semolina, not processed white flour.” Portion size, Falcone says, is what people need to control. Given how good everything here is, the irony is that the undisciplined also happen to be her best customers.

2120 Edgewater Drive, 407-985-2577; $

Tags:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

More in Bite

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation