By Stephanie Robb
WITH EATING out as a family being part and parcel of being Cypriot, it is surprising that so few restaurants cater fully to the needs of adults and children alike. Pasta Mia in Limassol is a welcome exception.
Located on one of the busiest roads in Limassol, Pasta Mia boasts a homey, bright atmosphere and a great playground to keep even the most active of children occupied fully.
Despite it name, pizza is king at Pasta Mia. Being in the pizza-making business for several years, they have developed a series of unique pizzas. There is a large variety to choose from, and you can even make your own. One of the best, especially for the lovers of Cypriot toppings, is the Rustica Deluxe topped with village sausage, lountza and halloumi, fresh tomatoes and oregano. Another delicious option for more ‘refined’ taste buds is the A La Crème pizza with a fresh cream sauce base, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, onions and Parmesan cheese. While not for everyone, cream lovers will be in heaven. Moreover, at Pasta Mia you can also enjoy the delicious Calzone Deluxe; a closed pizza filled with mushrooms, ham lountza and pepperoni. Good Calzones are not easy to come by in Cyprus and at Pasta Mia you have a pick of one of the best you can hope to find.
Pasta and salads also shine a Pasta Mia and there is a great selection of both. The selection is so large it will make your choice of a pasta dish an almost impossible feat. For the meat lovers, the classic spaghetti bolognaise should not be casually dismissed as it is utterly delicious. The bolognaise is the perfect combination of mince and tomato sauce. For those looking for something less orthodox, the Di Nonno Antonio, made with chicken fillers, fresh cream, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, spring onions, sun dried tomatoes all sautéed in garlic butter is certainly one to try. Fish lovers should try the Fantasia, a shrimp, large prawn, mussels, onion, tomato sauce with garlic butter dish that is to die for.
The salad choices at Pasta Mia are plentiful and there is also a separate menu that will satisfy even the fussiest child.
Pasta Mia really is a dinning experience that caters for the whole family and is aimed at making the whole family’s stay there the most enjoyable it can possibly be.
Where: 16 Kolonakiou, Limassol
Opening Hours: 12:00-23:00