The Fat Olive Pasta & Cafe
186, FuXing Rd, Sec 4, 11F,
East District (MODE Mall); (04) 2220-1517
Hours: 11 am-10 pm
afternoon tea 2:30-4:30 pm
10% service charge. Minimum bill NT$120.
Credit cards accepted.
Whether you're looking for a meal or somewhere for afternoon tea, The Fat Olive Pasta & Cafe promises to be a good choice. A classic-looking, spacious dining area offers relaxation and comfort, highlighted with darker colors and soothing decor. The best seats in the house, next to a glass wall, provide a good view of the large first-floor mall plaza below. The menu has a variety of pasta dishes with toppings like cream sauce, tomato sauce, pesto, and gratin. Other options include risotto, chicken, pork chops, and steaks. The restaurant also proudly recommends its fresh-made thin crust pizza, featuring a hand-rolled crust with a cookie-like crispiness. However, if you would like to have a puffier, thicker crust, the restaurant is also happy to oblige. Add NT$150 to any menu entree to upgrade it to a set with soup, appetizer, dessert and drink. --By Ann Li, translated by Angel Pu
A. For the six-ounce Fillet Steak with Garlic Sauce (a la carte NT$530), the restaurant selects juicy, high-quality beef with red wine vinegar which looks like melted chocolate to provide a flavor that is uncomplicated but unique.
B. The Deluxe Pizza (NT$300) crust, topped with plenty of seafood and cheese, is baked in a stone oven, giving it a hard-to-resist savory aroma.
C. Spaghetti with Seafood in Pesto (NT$250) is made with select seafood ingredients such as clams, shrimp and cuttlefish plus a home-made pesto sauce. The most popular drink is the refreshing Honey Aloe Juice (NT$130), containing honey, lemon juice and aloe juice. The Iced Coffee and Ice Cream Float is NT$140.