By: Pasta Tavola  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pasta, Gluten-free, fresh pasta

1) Does Pasta Tavola offer Restaurant service?

No. Pasta Tavola does not offer sit down restaurant service. With exception to our weekday hot take away lunches, Pasta Tavola is a fresh pasta specialty shop. We manufacture and sell fresh pasta, sauces, oven-ready lasagnes and baked pasta trays to be taken home and prepared within minutes. In addition, Pasta Tavola sells a variety of Italian baked goods.

Hot lunch take away service is from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Inquire at our store or on our website for our daily pasta lunch specials.

2) How can I purchase your products?

3) Do you offer catering services?

Yes. Pasta Tavola does currently offer lunch-time and small business event catering. Inquire at our store for details.

4) Do you offer a line of party trays?

Yes. Pasta Tavola offers an assortment of Italian party trays including party size oven-ready lasagnes and pasta trays and Italian biscotti trays. For more information on our party tray selection and how you can pre-order these items, inquire at our store or give us a call at (613)779-9739. Please note that we require at least 24 hours notice on all party tray orders.

5) Do you offer gluten-free products?

Yes. Pasta Tavola is pleased to offer fresh gluten-free pasta made in-store in our special gluten-free kitchen space. Currently our gluten-free pasta is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  In addition, all of our pasta sauces and our meatballs are gluten-free.

6) How can I find out about products and upcoming product developments?

7) What is fresh pasta and how does it differ from similar products sold at grocery stores?

Pasta Tavola fresh pasta is made daily in-store and does not undergo a drying process. Fresh pasta is light in texture and flavour and cooks in a fraction of the time it takes to cook dried pasta. Fresh pasta sold in the refrigerator section of grocery stores contain additives and preservatives to prolong its shelf life. Pasta Tavola pasta is made from the highest quality ingredients and is free of all additives and preservatives.

8) How long will my pasta keep in the refrigerator?

All of our fresh pasta can keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days from the date of purchase.

9) Can I freeze my pasta?

Yes. Simply transfer the pasta to a ziplock bag and place in your freezer.  Pasta will keep in your freezer for up to 1-2 months.  When cooking fresh pasta, always cook from a frozen state. DO NOT DEFROST.

10) How do I cook fresh pasta?

11) How do I stop my pasta from clumping?

Due to the more delicate nature of fresh pasta compared to dried pasta some clumping during cooking may occur. Clumping happens when starch molecules on the noodles absorb water and create a glue-like substance. By following our “Golden Rules” for cooking fresh pasta, this problem can be solved.

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The Golden Rules

For “al dente”, cook the pasta in boiling water for approximately 45 sec to 1 min. Keep Pasta Tavola fresh pasta in your fridge or freezer until ready to cook. The Golden Rules of Cooking Fresh Lasagne or Cannelloni Trays. The Golden Rules of Cooking Fresh Gluten-Free Pasta. 20 mins. pierce the centre with a fork. Bring a LARGE pot of water to boil. Cook it from a frozen state.


Gluten Free

To minimize the risk of wheat cross-contamination, all of our gluten-free products are prepared on site in our separate gluten-free kitchen space. With a growing need for gluten-free products, Pasta Tavola has launched its fresh gluten-free pasta line.