A Tacoma Restaurant Gem

My wife and I enjoy trying out new restaurants and the Seattle-Tacoma area gives us plenty of opportunities to do so. Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed sidewalk dining on what was probably the last 80 degree + day until some time next July. Our destination was Pomodoro in the Tacoma’s Proctor neighborhood. This iconic Italian restaurant has been serving up delicious classic Italian food for years but it was our first visit.

Julie ordered the Eggplant Parmesean and I ordered Spaghetti with Meatballs. As soon as the plates arrived at our table we knew we were in for a great meal experience. We ordered house salads with their signature blue cheese dressing. The extra flavors in this salad were evidence that Pomodoro does not serve out-of-the-package meals. And the main courses continued to please and surprise the palate. A very tasty and unique marinara sauce was generously applied over our meals. The meatballs were so much more than Ikea meatballs covered with sauce. These were huge meatballs formed by someone’s hands – not pressed out of some machine! The portions were very generous and we each took leftovers home!  I might even be inspired to try making some home made marinara sauce of my own!

Pomodoro’s is a one-of-a-kind Italian restaurant serving up well-prepared meals that vastly out-distance the national chains and even most other local places. This is not fast food so don’t expect fast food prices or portions. Our entrees were around $15 each. Well worth the price of two meals this good! We’ll go back often.

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