: Cello Pasta
14, Lane 31, YongKang Street
Hours: 12-2 pm
5:10-9 pm(closed Mondays)
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
--By Julia Koprak,
Cynthia Aylward, Claire Tyrell, Charles McHale
Translated by Picker Chen
If your ideal take-away is pasta,
then look no further than Cello Pasta. Tucked
away on a corner behind YongKang Park is this
savory little take-away. Cello Pasta opened eight
years ago, the brainchild of owners Irene and
her musician partner Cello Fan. They both loved
pasta and cooking and wanted a restaurant that
would serve up delicious pasta at reasonable prices.
Using local ingredients, they serve up pasta that
combines the best from East and West and the results
are scrumptious. The menu changes daily and always
includes a choice of five pasta dishes and one
risotto. Options include; white wine sauce with
shrimp and tomato, cheese risotto with mushroom,
and chicken and truffle. Or you can choose your
standard pesto or meat sauce to top one of their
freshly-made pastas. Vegetarian options are always
available on their extensive menu. Portions range
in price from NT$160 to NT$240. I have had some
dodgey 'Yidali Mian' in the past, and Cello Pasta
is one of the few places that gets it right.