Pacini's is a very casual place serving Classic Italian & modern dishes, as well as, pizza, calzones, & paninis--inconsistent cooking, but generous portions & value. Service is also inconsistent over the number of times we've dined there: the waitstaff is so busy, but personable, knowledgeable, & very accommodating. However, sometimes they are too busy or forgetful.
Among a few dishes that really piqued our interest, we chose Beef & Four Cheese Rigatoni. Beef was tenderly braised--good, however it was too salty one time & we think we'll try it w/a pasta other than the store bought stuffed rigatoni. *They cook to order as long as they have the ingredients!
Eggplant Manicotti is similar to a traditional eggplant rollatini, but maybe needs a little more creaminess &/or more spice perhaps. Chicken Gorgonzola was interesting w/chicken, spinach, asparagus, roasted red peppers & fettucini finished w/an Alfredo sauce& gorgonzola cheese (what a strong twist that adds.)
We can also recommend the Chicken Ala Pacini which comes as a generous dish (choice of lunch, $8.50, or dinner $10.50 portions) of sauteed chicken w/artichokes, asparagus, roasted red peppers in a creamy pesto sauce w/penne. Satisfying & a great value.
We do Not recommend the Mussels nor the Caesar Salad which was just chopped lettuce sprinkled w/store Parmesan cheese & store dressing.
Also delicious, rich, & a great value was the Chicken, Broccoli w/Fettucine & Alfredo Sauce ($8.75/11.75). They do a nice job cooking to order. Chicken tenders were sauteed w/fresh broccoli & garlic, then tossed w/egg noodle fettucine (at our request) & that rich, delicious sauce of butter, Parmesan Cheese, & heavy cream.
Be sure to check out their Daily Specials. Pacini's has such a wide variety of paninis, salads, pasta specialties, chicken, beef & veal, & seafood dishes that we could have something different each time we'd dine w/them & it would take us a while to get through the menu. The problems are the inconsistency of the service, the cooking, & the mechanical problems. The staff is so nice, we hope they resolve these issues.
Lunch, dinner, Family-style, take-out, delivery, & catering
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