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pasta is our passion! fresh pasta is our obsession!!


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pasta is our passion! fresh pasta is our obsession!!


A Destination

Benvenuti a casa! Welcome to our home at Mirko Pasta! We are delighted you have come to visit us. At Mirko Pasta, you will experience the tantalizing tastes of authentic, made-from-scratch Italian cuisine prepared by our culinary missionaries. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the blend of Italian flavors, savory aromas and friendly, casual atmosphere in a café setting that is quintessentially “Mirko”.

At Mirko Pasta, we like to think of ourselves as "culinary missionaries". We are committed to giving the customer an experience of flavors, smells, colors and comfort in Italian cuisine hailing from the region of Abruzzi, Italy. We feature a menu that changes with the seasons. Mirko specifically incorporates seasonal vegetables and fruits, and changes up some of the sauces to offer our customers some lighter choices in the spring and summer, and heartier choices during the cooler months.

From the bread to the sauces, practically all our food is made from scratch daily, using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients available. There are more than a dozen pastas and sauces from which to choose, adding to Mirko Pasta's originality and uniqueness is the customer's ability to pair his/her pasta choice with any desired sauce on the menu. Mirko never wants his customer to get bored or disinterested, so along with the meal choices, numerous salads, Italian cheeses, appetizers, and delectable deserts compliment the menu.

Mirko Pasta also boasts a wide range of wines to pair with your lunch or dinner. The wines of Italy have magical names and flavors to match, but at Mirko Pasta, we serve wine from all around the world.

Although there is a limited number of specialty items brought in, our goal at Mirko Pasta is to treat customers to an authentic "made from scratch" Italian meal using the freshest ingredients, and served in a casual atmosphere, leaving a wonderful taste on their palettes, and money in their pockets. Welcome to our home – sit back, relax and enjoy!

 

HEALTHY AND LOCAL

Locally grown food tastes and looks better. The crops are picked at their peak, and farmstead products like cheeses and are hand-crafted for best flavor. Livestock products are processed in nearby facilities and typically the farmer has direct relationship with processors, overseeing quality - unlike animals processed in large industrial facilities.

Local food is better for you. The shorter the time between the farm and your table, the less likely it is that nutrients will be lost from fresh food. Food imported from far away is older and has traveled on trucks or planes, and sat in warehouses before it gets to you.

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Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

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Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

" I wanted to gather together the ingredients to make my recipe for happiness: love, involvement, humanity, good humor, conversation, sharing, discipline, beauty, sensuality, respect… and to put hospitality back into the heart of our daily preoccupation, both in the dining room and the kitchen."

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


mirko  di giacomantonio

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Mirko  is a native of the small coastal town of Tortoreto, Italy located in the region of Abruzzi. Surrounded by food his entire life, Mirko learned to cook by watching his maternal grandmother, Rosa (who he lovingly refers to as "Noni") work tirelessly in the family kitchen. Mirko saw Noni prepare food everyday for many family and friends…He learned "how to" cook, but more importantly, Noni imparted to him the "love" that is embodied in freshly prepared food placed in the center of a table.

Prior to opening Mirko Pasta, Mirko worked as a chef and as a manager in numerous restaurants in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Romania, and the United States. The first fast, casual Italian concept in which Mirko was involved with in the U.S. was Figo Pasta launched in Atlanta, 2001. He was later attracted to the more refreshing, leisurely paced area of Athens, GA, and after moving to Athens, he soon discovered that the quaint city and surrounding community would be the perfect setting for a new vision of his, Mirko Pasta.

Mirko sums it up best: "When people come to Mirko Pasta, I want them to feel like I felt when I went to my grandma’s house"...enjoying a delicious meal served up with love in an environment filled with enthusiasm, joy and passion.