Fresh Pasta Pop-Up 


Pasta Pop-Up

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Antipasti - $35/Head

Piatto Intero - $60/Head

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Giuliana spent 2013 a Roma living with her beautiful (also unconditionally hospitable) famiglia. There she ignited a life changing study of Italian language, culture and cuisine. Five years back in Chicago and still cultivating those passions, she and partner Jessica Marasa long to provide Chicago with the wholeseme nourishment of Italian mealtime. 

More than fresh, local ingredients prepared with care and more than blending a balanced flavor, la Cucina Italiana is time to talk between bites and rest between courses. It's recognizing every element at the table for it's potential to nourish body, soul and earth. 

And so, the food we offer as Pasta Monster is not fancy. It comes in the style of sauce patiently simmered morning into afternoon, and fresh deli chosen with mood in mind. Italian mealtime can be simple to recreate, but always delicate or "rafinato" as Menicuccia would say. 

Mostri di pasta

Pasta G

Noodle J


We look forward to hearing form you!