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I love my friends because they like to share their thoughts and opinions about the food that they have tried and tested, I mean tasted. Having passed by Modesto’s a few times but have not once stepped foot into it, I readily agreed when one of my dear friends wanted to revisit the place because she loves Modesto’s wood-fired pizzas.
Our complimentary basket of bread was served warm, fresh from the oven. As much as we would all like a second helping of the airy and fluffy bread, we declined the waiter’s offer because we wanted to save some room in our stomachs for the greater things to come.
I have never turned to other pizzas (sorry Pizza Hut) ever since my first encounter with traditional wood-fired pizza. It was love at first bite. Modesto’s Salsiccia E Scamorza ($21.50) was wonderfully simple with just tomato, mozzarella cheese, scamorza cheese and pork sausages. I liked how thin and crisp the pizza was. As far as I’m concerned, that’s how I like my wood-fired pizza to be. If you want something more, there are plenty of toppings for you to choose from for your 20 inch pizza!
Linguine is my favorite type of spaghetti and I was glad to learn that Modesto’s make their own pastas. The Linguine Alla Bolognese ($19) was heavily laden with minced beef and fresh tomato sauce. It is something I really appreciate because I know of a few places that can be pretty stingy with the sauce and all. Needless to say, this makes for a pretty filling meal for one. I’m not a huge fan of tomato-based pastas but this doesn’t really count as it’s essentially a meat-based sauce.
We decided to consult one of the servers after reading the description of the Casoncelli Alla Bergamasca ($24) from the menu and were cautioned that not many of Modesto’s customers knew how to appreciate this “dessert pasta”, according to him. Our eyes lit up (at least for me) upon hearing the word ‘dessert’ and before we knew it, we were happily tucking into our casoncelli. It is a type of ravioli, filled with minced beef, chicken, pork, which has been mixed with raisins, amaretti cookies and lemon zest, served in a butter and sage sauce, topped with pork bacon and parmesan cheese. Yes, the casoncelli is a little sweet, but with the combination of bacon and cheese, this is actually quite palatable.
More often than not, a meal is never complete without desserts. Or maybe it’s just me. We ended our dinner with a Tiramisu Modesto’s ($12) which claimed to be the original version of mascarpone cheese, espresso, savoiardi fingers and coffee liquer. It was lovely, better than the one I had at La Nonna actually.
Absolutely love the nice and cosy ambience at Modesto’s. Great place to catch up with your friends over some pizzas and pastas ;) I’m craving for some really good pizza right now!
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12pm to 10pm