Odeon Cafe – Homemade Pasta

Looking for a great place with atmosphere and good food at reasonable prices?  Check out Odeon Cafe on Connecticut Avenue NW near Dupont Circle in Washington DC.

Appetizer

Dinner started with Mozarella Sticks.  A favorite of mine and certainly from a box, but hey, totally expected and delicious as those frozen things are. 🙂

Next was the bread.  It looked like it was a frozen roll that was baked in house as it was still warm and very crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  It was served with a homemade pesto and olive oil dip which was amazing.

Salad

On to the salad. $6 for a ceasar salad with homemade dressing.  The only thing I would have changed would have been using fresh “flaked” if that is the correct term, parmesian cheese instead of what appeared to be the dried stuff from the can that most of us at one time had in our fridge growing up.

Main Course

Lobster Ravioli in a Lobster Bisque $16.  WOW.  I know cream is good, but I try to stay away from it, but that Bisque was amazing!  The Ravioli along with all of their pastas is either made in house or by a local maker.  When I had originally asked what was homemade, the waiter said just the Manacotti.  He was thinking I wanted to know what was made in house.  For future reference I told him that since they get the pasta fresh locally, it is okay to say it is homemade even though not in the kitchen 40 feet away 🙂

Dessert

$6 Tirimisu – Homemade goodness 🙂

Reasonable Dinner – Great Homemade food!

Reasonable prices, homemade food, wide variety of menu items, great night out!  Give them a try.  They have an $18 Lobster Special which I have been wanting to try, but I am afraid with the word “Whole” in the name, that it may stare at me and I cannot deal with that.  LOL.

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