First things first: I spent the weekend organizing my categories and tags, and I realized that upon updating, my Twitter feed (and possibly RSS feed?) was basically flooded with each update. So, I apologize for the spam – but my tags and categories were driving me nuts!
Anyway, now that everything is organized (mwahaha), let’s move on to my dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen. Our friend E. recommended this to us, and since SK and I love pasta, we had to check it out.
This was definitely a family-style restaurant – nice and cozy, about 10 tables and a counter for take out. (However, SK later told me that there was another whole section next door that also belonged to Lorna’s, so you could probably have large parties there, too.) We were seated promptly, and the service was very friendly.
We started off with some warm, fluffy bread…
For my entree, I chose the Tagliatelle Bolognese – which, by the way, was the only one with a “spicy!” note in the description. So of course I had to get it.
Tagliatelle Bolognese: fettuccini in cream sauce with sausage, ground beef, plum tomatoes, fresh garlic and oregano, $12.75
It wasn’t that spicy (even SK says so), but it sure was tasty. The fettucini was cooked slightly past al dente, but I’m not very picky about that. The tomato-cream sauce was packed full of flavor (thank you garlic!) but not too heavy, and the sausage and ground beef went really well with the sauce. I would definitely love to try and imitate the recipe at home.
Ferni Pasta: penne pasta in a garlic cream sauce with chicken, broccoli, mushrooms and red peppers, $12.95
SK’s entree, the Ferni Pasta, was much creamier – it tasted sort of like alfredo sauce, but with lots of garlic, and you bet I’m going to start adding garlic to all my alfredo sauces from now on, because it just adds so much deliciousness. Again, the pasta was slightly past al dente, and the chicken was very tender. Another delicious pasta!
The bottom line? I loved my dinner at this family-style restaurant. The atmosphere is very warm, and the food is great and comes in large portions. I would definitely recommend Lorna’s to any pasta lovers out there!
Lorna’s Italian Kitchen
3945 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA
Tue-Thu 11am-9pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun 4pm-9pm