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Modesto’s is famous for its wood-fired pizza and home made pasta. One thing unique about Modesto’s was its pre-meal bread. The bread wasn’t the typical baguette; it didn’t have a hard, crispy exterior. Rather, both the interior and crust were soft and carried a very strong taste and aroma of herbs.



Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara  ($20) – Spaghetti with pork bacon, egg yolk and parmesan cheese in cream sauce. We were hoping to see an undercooked egg on the centre of the carbonara, but we were unfortunately disappointed. The carbonara was very creamy, not as cheesy as we would have preferred. In fact, the strong creamy milky taste overpowered any saltiness of the pork bacon, rendering the dish a little less salty than expected.

Cannelloni Agli Spinaci

Cannelloni Agli Spinaci

Cannelloni Agli Spinaci ($21) – Fresh home-made pasta filled with spinach and cheese, oven baked with a tomato and cream sauce. The first sight of the Cannelloni Agli Spinaci made us very excited as the beige sauce gave the impression of one packed with an intense flavour of cheese. Unfortunately, it was once again more creamy and milky. This dish was slightly more savoury compared to the carbonara. We felt that it would have been better if the outer layer of the cannelloni was more burnt and fragrant. One aspect which didn’t strike a chord with us was the spinach filling. The spinach used seemed to be Chinese spinach instead of the Western kind which one would have expected from an Italian restaurant Modesto’s.

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Written by foodphd

February 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm

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