(Blissful) Death By Carbs at Pasadena's Mi Piace

I literally can eat 2 baskets of this with a martini and call it a night

Mi Piace (5/5) I rarely do chips and house bread, but I gorge myself very unladylike every time on a basket or three of Piace’s house focaccia covered in baked garlic and parmesan. Unlike other versions where the bread is unceremoniously slathered in olive oil/butter like a cheap trollop, Piace’s has just a slight sheen to make the garlic stick.

Super tasty cayenne, garlic & parsley fries as big as a bowling ball

As I was preparing this review, I counted no less than 14 pictures I’d taken of Piace’s delightful mounds. Rounding out my collection were several pictures of their equally delish¬†cayenne, garlic and parsley fries, the pizza, the¬†bruschetta and, hold on to that button jeans, the spaghetti alla carbonara. Clearly, you can see a theme here. This is where I go to carb out and where my diet goes to die.
Incredibly decandent, mouth-O-inducing spaghetti alla carbonara

The bread itself is fantastic because frankly, I don’t like bread and dough in general. This focaccia borders on cracker-like because it’s thin, with just a slight doughy mattress holding on to its crispy top and bottom.
Thin crust pizza

The food, generally, is good. But I must say, the awesome martinis and a basket of focaccia certainly lulls me into not caring and subsequently, a $100+ bill. Angry? NOPE. Because, the longer the linger, the longer you get baskets fresh from the oven. We come here so often for pre-movie drinks on date night that our regular servers KNOW, like a crack dealer, what momma wants the moment we walk in.
Pretty darn tasty bruschetta

Piace has some intense focaccia quality-control because this is the one item that’s never been less than excellent, warm and perfect. The ambiance and drinks are alway great. Piace is a restaurant you go to for the overall qualities–the great drinks, service, vibe and its ability to be just sceney enough without being obnoxious. LOVE IT!!
Mi Piace, 25 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-795-3131

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