Pasta Amore Celebrates 25 Years
September 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of Pasta Amore Café & Bar in Rockbrook Village. Leo and Pat Fascianella want to thank Omaha for 25 wonderful years.
Chef and owner Leo Fascianella started the restaurant in 1985 in a small space in the northwest end of Rockbrook Village. The beginning concept was a quick dining establishment for lunch and dinner. Customers pushed trays along a buffet line and selected freshly made genuinely Italian dishes, paying at the end of the line.
Tables were either 4-tops or standing chest-high tables for a quick bite. The concept was valid – Omahans liked good food but were busy people. They wanted to grab something quickly and get back to work.
Problem was that the food was so very good, from the very beginning, that customers wanted to linger over the food and sit in comfortable surroundings. Sicilian-born Leo Fascianella was savvy enough to change concepts and give his now loyal customers what they wanted – the best fresh regional Italian food, cooked to perfection, served in a comfortable setting.
Twenty five years later, Leo and Pat are still adding to the extensive menu, with creative new food selections brought back to Omaha from annual Sicilian visits.
Leo and Pat are celebrating 25 years, representing 4 expansions and several redecorations in their now 4500 sq. ft space. The space features a main dining room, a bar and dining area, a large party room and an intimate “Deli” favored by many customers.
September is the anniversary month; the menu will feature new specials never seen before by Pasta Amore diners. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday – Friday from 11 AM – 2 PM and dinner Monday – Saturday, starting at 4:30 PM. Closed Sunday.