After hearing so much about Pasta Mia, I took my partner out to celebrate his new job. Forgetting that the restaurant in the Adams Morgan section of DC opens at 6:30, we waiting in line about 30 minutes early. We were not the first in line!
After proving to not be “Smarter than a fifth grader,” we were seated and glanced at the menu. A few things stuck out…
- Cash only (Quite a problem for me with no local bank ATM near by.)
- No Substitutions (Perhaps this was to be authentic, but seriously?)
- $14 minimum per person (Hmm….this was not a no cover bar.)
- No Chicken Parm? (This really was a pasta only establishment.)
So….after not seeing anything that really struck us as a must have, we left and celebrated at the “Duplex” diner at 18th and U street.
Having owned our own restaurant…..and not requiring a minimum charge amount or a minimum per person food cost, we were a bit discouraged. Seriously…Mc Donald’s and Subway accept charge cards! Based on the prices, I don’t think it would break the business if they were to accept the service fees associated with charge cards.
I do think that I will try Pasta Mia someday since so many talk about it, but will certainly have to be in a 100% pasta mood and have hit the ATM 🙂