When we don’t get sushi, another Friday night go to option is Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Sq. This little specialty shop specializes in handmade fresh pasta, ravioli, and homemade sauces. They expanded a few years ago to sell prepared foods, sandwiches, artisanal cheeses, fresh bread, and unique groceries.
They have fresh pasta ready to cut into linguini, angel hair, fettucine, spaghetti, or pappardelle. You can also have the sheets pressed into lasagna noodles. At home you just need to boil the pasta and heat up the sauce! Some of our favorite combinations are the whole wheat spaghetti with the meatballs and marinara. The meatballs are delicious and wholesome ideal with the tangy marinara and the toothsome whole wheat pasta. Another favorite combination is the porcini ravioli with the wild mushroom cream sauce. The combination is just mushroom heaven!
Recently, they have started to carry wine and beer. On Friday evenings, they have wine tastings with the buyer there to discuss the wines with you. Check out this article about the wine tastings (in which your truly is quoted!). Overall, they offer wines which are off the beaten path and provide a great opportunity to try different varietals and regions. Most importantly, they are offered at a great price point!
They also carry several options for desert including Toscanini’s ice cream, prepared tiramisu, and various cookies and slices of loaf breads. We really enjoy the Rocky Road cluster (at least that is what I think it is called). It is a combination of marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate!
A stop at Dave’s on the way home on Friday to taste some wine and pick up some dinner is a perfect way to start the weekend!
Dave’s Fresh Pasta
81 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144