3 Italian Restaurants in Chandler To Get Your Umami Fix
Recently, an article and audio piece on NPR zeroed in on what is often missing in vegetarian dishesumami. Meaning delicious or yummy in Japanese, umami is the ingredient commonly found in both meat and fish, and usually the more neglected but powerful of the taste receptors that helps us detect the other sweet, salty, sour, and bitter characteristics in our food. The surprising news? Its commonly found in tomatoes, mushrooms, and soy sauce. And because two of those ingredients are a major aspect of Italian food, thats all the more reason to fall in love with it all over again. Weve compiled a list of some of our favorite local Italian restaurants to get your umami fix. 1. Carlo & Emilies Gourmet Deli Carlo and Emilie run a cozy little restaurant known for its high quality its high quality food, quality fresh ingredients, homemade bread and desserts and good people. Plus, they have a nice little patio for customers to enjoy sunny summer days. 2. Floridinos Pizza & Pasta Two wordspizza muffins. Theres a reason they were featured in Food Network Magazine. If youre looking for a more roomy option for Italian standards, wine, beer, and the aforementioned muffins, this is the pace you come to unwind, stretch back, and relax. Right off of Alma School Road in Chandler. We recommend trying something that features their fresh dough. 3. La Stalla Cucina Rustica Located on Buffalo Street in Chandler, La Calabria Ristorante serves robus pizza, pasta, and other down-to-earth Italian fare in an impressive villa-inspired atmosphere. With adventurous ideas like their squid ink tagliolini pasta with mixed shellfish in a light tomato garlic sauce, youll get everything youd expect in an authentic Italian restaurantand more. Did we leave out a restaurant that makes the top of your list? Be sure to let us know in the comments below! Whether you visit our picks or stop in somewhere else, wed love to hear whats on your plate tonight.