La dolce vita: Sweet treats at Pasta e Pani

Jun 06, 2019 427

BY: Patrick Evans-Hylton

The advice, “Save room for dessert,” holds very true at one venerable Italian restaurant. At Pasta e Pani, the antipasti is awesome. The linguine is luxurious. The pizza is perfect. But the desserts are divine. Known for an outstanding savory bill of fare, the sweet menu often gets overlooked. That’s a shame. Recently I stopped by just for dessert, and I was glad I did. 

Owner Salvatore Robilotta Robilotta, a native of Naples, Italy, is the chef and purchased longtime Beach favorite Pasta e Pani in 2018. The Italian eatery originally opened 1990 and operated in a number of Virginia Beach locations before settling in its current location in the Great Neck Village Shopping Center on North Great Neck Road.

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