Saturday, May 31, 2008

Daily highlight #10: Empty lunch room, but delightful pasta - Restaurant: Antica Posta

The styling of Antica Posta deviates far from my usual taste. The dark wood and old world decor seem to shrink the already cozy dinning rooms even further under the dim lights. But I've never seen the place in daylight until a recent weekend, when it presented itself as a lunch choice of convenience.

The bar room in front appeared much brighter with plenty of sunlight rushing in through the tall windows. We hesitated a bit in the hallway, seeing the almost empty front room until a waitress warmly welcomed us in. After settling in with some bubbly, I decided on a summery pasta composed of crab meat, tomatoes, and peas. A rustic plate came back to the table shortly. There weren't any clever plating or artful flourishes here. What came was a simple plate of lightly dressed pasta loaded with crab and vegetable goodness. The savoriness of the dish came through in layers, through the perfectly al dente pasta, the fresh crab meat, and the light sauce made with non-mealy tomatoes and non-mushy peas. A truly delightful early summer indulgence.

Antica Posta
519 E. Paces Ferry Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305

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