Review of Cucina Basilico

7200 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

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To Go Order. Service was friendly and the menu marks items that are, or can be, gluten free if requested. For $2 additional you can request GF pasta (made from quinoa and corn). I got the salad with beets, a pesto GF pasta with chicken, a side of spinach sautéed with garlic and a berry panna cotta. I enjoyed it all. The pasta was al dente, 2” long with thick, slightly curved edges. The sauce was tasty but a bit thin (no basil leaf, nut or cheese bits). The salad with balsamic reduction and goat cheese was refreshing. The spinach, while a tad salty (and I love lots of salt), was nicely cooked with perfectly roasted garlic. The panna cotta was a satisfyingly creamy vanilla pudding-like dessert topped with a just-short-of-tart berry purée.

Updated 11 months ago

Not celiac