Squeezing into a manly meal at Squisito Pizza & Pasta
SHAINESWORTH@CAPGAZNEWS.COM | OCT 10, 2015
I wasn't man enough for my meal.
Yes, I'm a woman, but I've often told my friends that "I have the appetite of a man."
Yet, the heaping plate of Spaghetti Della Mamma at Squisito Pizza & Pasta would prove me wrong.
Arriving at the restaurant on Riva Road before they opened at 11 a.m., I thought it was too early for pasta. But the manager said the lunch rush would begin in about 20 minutes.
People packed the dining room as one item on the menu beckoned: Spaghetti Della Mamma ($6.49) with Squisito tomato sauce and the option of meatballs, meat sauce or sausage.
Sausage, the most Italian choice, it would be — sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Typically, a woman's manly appetite requires extra sauce, but the noodles were coated in the thick, red, Italian tastiness. I rushed the food into my mouth, knowing if I didn't leave the restaurant with my stomach resembling Garfield's, I had failed my mission.
It would be rude not to help myself also to a slice of garlic bread and a Sierra Mist ($2.33), would it not?
There was no space left in me for the cheesecake or tiramisu.
Packing up my meager leftovers, I headed for my car, where I discreetly unbuttoned my pants to make womanly room for my manly meal.
Squisito Pizza & Pasta
2625 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Also has locations in Crofton, Glen Burnie, Hanover and Severna Park