About a week ago I was able to experience one of the newest editions to High Street, a specialty restaurant next to (and with the same owner as) Chico’s Fat. My good friend Dollar and I had been searching for a good place to meet up for dinner, so we decided on the brand new High Street Pasta Co.
The space is perfectly chic, a stark contrast to the space next door, and almost makes you feel as if you are somewhere other than downtown Morgantown.
The menu is small and simple. Basically, you can pick any combo of pasta and sauce (all you can eat for $8.50) along with a salad and a drink.
You order at the front of the store and your food is brought out to you rather quickly. It’s almost like a fast food pasta restaurant, which is an interesting concept, but I think that this place pulls it off pretty well.
My favorite part was that the sauces and dressings are house made, not from a jar! The sauces include meat, marinara, Alfredo, and pesto. Your noodle choices consist of spaghetti, penne, angel hair, fettuccine, fusilli, and gluten free. While my favorite is typically classic spaghetti, I chose to go with a fettuccine Alfredo while Dollar chose a penne pasta with meat sauce.
For my salad dressing I got the creamy Italian, which was excellent. The pasta was obviously cooked ahead of time, so it came out room temperature rather than piping hot, and got cold quickly. The Alfredo sauce was thick and creamy, but could have used a little more flavor. Overall, a good meal, but not over the top awesome.
Dollar enjoyed his pasta as well, saying the meat sauce had just the right amount of spice to it.
I think that this place could definitely take off in the future. It has surely filled a void in downtown where a quick Italian place that isn’t pizza was needed. I am a pasta lover, so I probably will be frequenting this restaurant. The $8.50 for all you can eat is a pretty decent price, although with pasta you truly can’t each too much.. Even I struggled to finish just one plate.. But overall an excellent concept and a decent place to get lunch! I will definitely return to try some new combinations of pasta and sauces!