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Casa Barilla Opens first West Coast location


Italian family-owned Barilla, established in 1877, is the world leader in the market of pasta and ready–to–use sauces and baked goods. Now you can dine at its first Casa Barilla on the West Coast at South Coast Plaza, on level one in the Sears Wing. The fast-casual eatery offers the same wholesome Mediterranean ingredients that Italians use and eat every day: pasta, grains, fruit, and vegetables.

Casa Barilla offers wholesome Italian cuisine for breakfast through and dinner, with a wide variety of pasta, pizza, panini, and salads made at the moment with fresh ingredients and served directly to you. It serves a dozen different kinds of pasta daily, including classic Italian recipes such as Spaghetti al Pomodoro, Lasagna and healthy options such as Penne Estive, with organic pasta and cherry tomatoes.  Customization options are always available; choosing among wholegrain, gluten-free, organic, protein and pasta.

Apart from pasta, the menu includes pizza, available with Barilla’s blend of wheat and whole grain dough, with a variety of toppings, including mozzarella, salame (pepperoni), Prosciutto di Parma, roasted yellow and red bell peppers, and Italian sausage. There are eight different salads, three for vegetarians and five integrating fish and/or meat and three different soups which Barilla’s executive chef Alfonso Sanna changes to reflect seasonal ingredients. The panini – vegan, vegetarian and whole grain – include five made with focaccia and two piadina (Italian flatbread) featuring one with mozzarella, Prosciutto di Parma, tomatoes and arugula, and another with mozzarella, roasted chicken, Portobello mushrooms and mixed greens.

 Rounding out Barilla’s menu is their delectable dessert offerings. Featuring Italian classics like Tiramisu (espresso-soaked cookies, mascarpone cream, and cocoa powder), caramel and fruit Pannacotta and Torta Del Giorno, the Dolci menu expertly mixes savory and sweet notes, rounding out the Barilla offerings to be tasted with an authentic Italian espresso.

Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Level 1, Sears Wing at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. 657.205.1025.

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