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Review: Pasta And ... is an authentic Italian gem in ... Margate? | Video

Review: Pasta And ... is an authentic Italian gem in ... Margate? | Video

 

★★★½

I know I’m in the hands of a special chef when I order a dish with an ingredient I don’t typically eat — in this case tripe, the lining of a cow’s stomach — and not only tolerate it but almost lick the bowl. Such was the case with the tripe soup at Margate restaurant Pasta And … , a delectable starter in which the tripe ($10), simmered from its natural chewy state to blissful, is served with large and hearty beans and a robust base of vegetables and onions.

Another indicator of greatness is when I order something I’m predisposed to liking — in this case porcini mushroom risotto ($24) — and it rises to the status of “best I’ve tasted in a long time.” At...

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