Downtown Appetite: 10 Greatest TakeOut Dishes of 2020

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Pasta Roma – High Grades Each Semester

Pasta Roma scored high bringing home an A++ with full hearty takeout bags full of taste and aroma. This cafe-style Expo/USC hotspot kept a conveyer belt of hungry students and workers at the start of the year and quickly converted to TakeOut, sending us home with Italian food inspired by the antiquities of Milan, Italy. 

In 2020, Anti pasta, robust salads, specialty pizzas and toasted chicken paninis helped fill TakeOut bags with everything from spaghetti to shrimp fettuccini; all made from scratch, right before your very eyes. 

Best of all, Pasta Roma is affordable with most plates ranging between $8-$14. And, thanks to catering options, more than enough to feed an entire family or college dorm. 

With so many delicious options, it was hard to determine which Pasta Roma dish was the greatest, however, in the end, we had to go with Pasta Roma’s signature Lasagne. It’s a meat lover’s dream made with chicken, beef and pork and takes extra time to prepare. Lasagne is also one of the oldest known pasta and Downtown loves how Pasta Roma decorates theirs with a zesty ragu, ricotta, garlic and oregano within a thick wrapping of melted mozzarella.

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