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Joe’s Pasta House Co-Owner, KC Guzzardi, Named as One of Yelp’s Top 100 North American Local Business Owners

Big thank you to Albuquerque Business First for this great article about 

Joe’s Pasta House co-owner, KC Guzzardi‬, being named as one of

Yelp’s Top 100 North American Local Business Owners & chosen to participate in

Yelp’s first ever Coast To Coast: Because We Mean Business!

Click this link to read full article:

Rio Rancho Restaurant Owner Among 100 Honored by Yelp

Kc Guzzardi, Co-Owner of Joe's Pasta House

KC Guzzardi, Co-Owner of Joe’s Pasta House Named One of Yelp’s Top 100 Local Business Owners in North America

Do You Enjoy Fine, Imported Foods & Confections?

Do You Enjoy Fine, Imported Foods & Confections?

Do you enjoy partaking in delicious, fine, imported foods & confections?  Well we do too & now we have a nice selection of these products available for your home or to give as gifts, to a well deserving person!

It has been a work in progress, but the retail area at Joe’s Pasta House is open! Come in and choose from a selection of incredible Olive Oils, Olives, Asparagus, Cookies & more.

Among the Olive Oils you will find several Roland offerings as well as the buttery, organic olive oil of McEvoy Ranch.   Now, McEvoy does hail out of California, not oversees; but it is an agriculturally responsible ranch that uses a blend of Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino, Leccio del Corno and Coratina Italian Olives to make their oil & it is just sumptuous!

Organic Olive Oil

McEvoy Organic Olive Oil at  Joe’s Pasta House

Olive Oil

Roland Olive Oils available at Joe’s Pasta House

While choosing which olive oil you would like best you will also have a choice of Italian & Greek Olives, French Salts & Mustard, Pasta, White Asparagus, Garlic Stuffed Olives & mmmmm, Organic Balsamic Vinegar!  But wait, we have more on the way… like dipping oils!

Olives

Roland Garlic Stuffed Spanish Olives

Asparagus

Roland White Asparagus

Dijon Mustard, Sea Salt & French Sea Salt

Roland Organic Grained Dijon Mustard, Grey Sea Salt & Fleur de Sel French Sea Salt

This is all sounds great, but what about for those who have an eternal sweet tooth? We have you covered too!  How would you like some Rolled Gaufrettes, a variety of Tartlettes or Amaretti Cookies?  Remember to pick up a San Pellegrino & Aqua Panna to wash it all down!

Cookies, Tartlettes

Roland Lemon Tartlettes & Strawberry Tartlettes

Is there something you would like but don’t see here or anywhere you look in New Mexico?  Let us know the product you are missing & we will be happy to do our best to find it for you!

Bon Appétit!

Coming Soon to Joe’s Pasta House

When you own a business,  you are always making changes whether it is basic upkeep, replacement of products, updating, redecorating, rearranging or just plain bringing in something new.  This is one of those times when we are bringing in something new; it is coming soon & we want to share it with you as we go through the process!

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You may notice some changes taking place when you come to dine with us – an addition of a retail area!  We will be introducing Fine Domestic/Imported Foods & Confections.  The selection; that will be available for you to purchase & enjoy at home, will include an eclectic array of pastas, oils, olives, tasty treats & more.  There will be a diverse assortment of brands from which to choose.  We decided to offer this because we know how difficult it can be to find fine Italian products & ingredients here that are more readily available in larger cities, closer to the coastal regions of the United States.  Many of our regulars ask us how they can purchase higher quality goods that just don’t seem to be available here in the grocery stores. So; we are going to bring some of those favorites to you, as well as some really nice products we have come across & use at home ourselves.   Please join us in our excitement as we remodel & bring in something new; for you!

What is the proper pour for wine?

We have been asked many times “What is the proper pour for wine,”  so we thought we would share a little information about this topic.

First, do you know what “One Serving of Alcohol is Considered?”  It actually varies depending on the type of alcohol you are serving, like wine or beer.  Here is a basic outline for proper pouring & serving:

  • 5 ounces of wine
  • 12 ounces of a beer or wine cooler
  • 8-ounces of malt liquor
  • 1.5 ounces of 80 proof distilled spirits  (Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, etc.)

Keep in mind that some States have different regulations regarding how much alcohol is served at one time, so an alcohol beverage could be served according to State Law.

Wine figures

Restaurants may offer different pours of wine, like 3oz., 5oz., or 8oz. – at different prices. So in this case the “Proper Pour” of wine would depend on the size you prefer.  We have never come across a proper pour being any larger than 8 ounces.  You will also notice that there are all different sizes of wine glasses; it is always better to have a larger glass so you are able to swirl the wine to aerate, helping to release it’s essence.

When you come into dine with us, you have a choice of ordering house wines by the Full Carafe, Half Carafe or Glass & for those who prefer more diversity in their wine choices; we also offer a variety of wines by the Glass or Bottle.  We pour 1 size when serving by the glass – a measured 6 ounces & it comes in a nice 20 ounce glass to enable you to swirl without spilling.  It may look like a small pour, but we do measure it when pouring &  it is priced at what you may pay for a 5 ounce pour in many other establishments. If you would like to order a bottle of wine but don’t want to drink it all at one time; we also offer Wine Doggie Bags, which are approved by the State of New Mexico & you are able to take what is left in your bottle of wine home with you.  Have questions? Our staff, management & owners are happy to assist you in picking out the wine that you would most enjoy.

Click here to view our Beer & Wine List (Availability May Vary).

Carnevale – the Italian Carnival

Did you miss it…do you know what it is?

It has just come & gone… Italian Carnevale; – in the United States, 2013, it was a celebration held around February 9-12 (Lent started on the 13th).  In Venice, however, celebrations went on from February 1-14, it some parts of Italy the parties started in the end of January!

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Green & Gold Mask

Carnevale began in Venice during the Italian Renaissance as an annual celebration preceding Lent; the Italian Renaissance began in the the 14th century & lasted until the 16th century! Did you miss out on the fun?  Well, you don’t have to… come join us for the Taste of Rio Rancho, Saturday March 9 beginning at 4pm in the Santa Ana Star Center Arena; where we will bring back a touch of Italian Carnevale.  In addition, there will be over 25 other participating Rio Rancho Restaurants, live music & more… in an all new spacious layout!  Tickets (that include all the tasty food samples & live music) can be purchased in advance at  Santa Ana Star Center Box Office for $5 or you can pay $10 at the door the day of the event (if we aren’t already sold out)!  So, come join us in the fun & celebration of so much that Rio Rancho has to offer!

Joes Pasta House at Taste of Rio Rancho 20131

What are you doing on Tuesday & Wednesday Night?

How would you like Fish Fry or Prime Rib for Dinner?

You may think this is a funny question coming from an Italian restaurant, but in addition to our extensive Italian & Steak/Chop Menu we have added a couple special nights due to popular request… and we aim to please!

Starting tonight, Tuesday 2/26/13, we are offering Fish Fry as our Tuesday night weekday special… 2 pieces of hand breaded, cold water, wild caught Flounder served with a garden salad, fried potatoes & house made tartar sauce!  And don’t worry about your fish being fried in hydrogenated oil; we use 100% vegetable oil in our fryer!

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But how about Wednesday night?  Maybe fish isn’t your favorite dish; well beginning tomorrow night, 2/27/13, we are featuring Prime Rib as our Wednesday night weekday special… All natural, slow roasted, Black Angus Prime Rib Served with garden salad & mashed potatoes!  Do you enjoy a tender piece of flavorful prime rib that isn’t dipped in liquid smoke?  Than you will want to join us on Wednesday night!

Both specials are offered from 4pm-9pm… while supplies last.  For more Weekday, Weekend & Take-Out specials visit us on:

 http://joespastahouse.com/index.php/dinner-specials/

At Joe’s Pasta House your not just getting the cultural taste of our Italian family recipes; you also get enjoy savory selections created & prepared by a fully trained culinary team!  We look forward to seeing & serving you soon.

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