So I had all intentions to save ordering out for later in the week. But then the Knicks came on, and here I found myself on a Wednesday night, with no food made and no desire to cook.
With that, I took to campusfood.com to find a new place to review this week.
I was starving, and I checked out their specials. I saw a pasta special — $7.99 for pasta with salad and bread. There were a few options, and I chose meatballs and pasta. Then I chose my type of pasta — penne, my favorite. I asked for vodka sauce as well, since they didn’t state what kind of sauce you get with the meal.
Then I looked for a specialty, but there wasn’t anything that really stood out. I went for garlic bread with cheese — much like the mozzarella sticks last week, I think this is something that Italian places should take pride in. The total cost was $10.99 plus $2 for delivery, not too shabby.
I ordered at 7:57 p.m., and this is where it gets fun. Normally when I order from somewhere around here, it takes roughly 15 minutes to get my food. That’s if I order something quick and easy to make, like a cheesesteak or a stromboli. Pasta obviously takes a little longer to make, so I wasn’t expecting anything less than like 25 minutes. It got to 8:50 p.m. and I decided that it was taking a little too long, so I called them and made sure they were still making my order. I was told it was on the way. My food got to me by 9:08 p.m., an hour and 10 minutes after I ordered. I was pretty much ready to eat my own arm by this point.
Once I got the food to my room I got ready to rip into it, and then remembered I had to stop and take a picture, which I did. While taking my food out and framing it, I was actually very surprised that it was still pretty hot. Not burn-your-mouth hot, but definitely still edible hot.
I dug in, and it was actually really good. Unfortunately they didn’t give me vodka sauce like I asked for, just marinara, but their marinara was just a little spicy which made it taste pretty good. Also, there were meatballs, and they were really good and tender.
I tried the garlic bread, and it was really delicious, too. It was spiced just right and had a good amount of cheese on the inside. The salad wasn’t bad either, with olives, tomatoes and cucumbers on it. Overall, all of the food was really tasty.
It warmed up good too. I had some leftover pasta, and so I nuked it with some cheese on top, making a ziti-like concoction. It was very good.
In general, the food was really good. However, I was a little irked that they didn’t put the right sauce on (it was the first time I’ve ever had someone not fill a small request for me) and that it took SO DAMN LONG to get to me. So, overall, good food but the long wait kind of killed it.
1961 Brunswick Pike
Mon. – Sat. : 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sun. : 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Find them on campusfood.com
Specialty: ***** Entrée: **** Speed: Negative * Cost: **** Reheatability: ***** Overall: 17/25