Cucina 73 have no vegan options on the menu per se, but are happy to cater for me, if I give notice, which I am happy to do. Fabbio makes quite a few different types of egg free pasta, all handmade on the premises and it is the best pasta ever, how many other places make their own pasta, I cannot think of one.
I kicked off with an Aperol and soda, my favourite drink at the moment, so fruity and refreshing and I loved the paper straw too.
We had complimentary foccaccia bread with balsamic and olive oil (forgot to take a photo) and some pickled vegetables to nibble on. I love pickled vegetables and could eat far too many, the same with the bread, so tasty.
If you asked me to cook my ideal pasta, this dish would be in my top five, my ideal ingredients all in one dish, it did not disappoint, it was perfect and I left not a scrap.
I was too full for dessert, although there were a couple of sorbets available suitable, so I sat and finished my wine. The wine a gorgeous fruity smooth Primitivo was Raffaella's favourite and happened to be vegan friendly and she made sure they had a bottle for me on the night. How's that for customer service.
I finished the meal, with a decaf espresso as I avoid caffeine, it makes me lightheaded and keeps awake at night, this could pass for the real thing it was that good.
Overall I cannot fault Cucina 73, they look after their customers, I love their passion for serving traditional Italian food and I find it interesting that many pasta shapes are traditionally made without eggs, which suits me fine. Below are a few other dishes I have eaten at Cucina 73 in the past.
Cavatelli with Mushrooms & Broccoli