Palermo Pasta House | Downtown Round Rock

Palermo Pasta House

A new restaurant has opened in Downtown Round Rock and it’s fairly easy to say, it’s going to be a keeper. If you like fresh, homemade pasta, than you must try Palermo Pasta House on Main Street.

Palermo Pasta House is a family-oriented restaurant, pizzeria, and artisanal pasta factory.

The Menu of Palermo Pasta House

We were very impressed with the menu, offering both homemade pasta and stone-fired pizza. There was a great deal of variety to it as well, with a mix of white & red sauces. Their pasta is freshly made and you can tell – it was probably the lightest pasta noodles I have ever had. And their portions are huge! Take a look:

Appetizer at Palermo Pasta House

We started with the Sampler Platter. it was a huge array of cheese, salami, ham, prosciutto, olives and candied pecans. It would have made for a perfect meal with a few glasses of wine and girlfriends.

Lasagna at Palermo Pasta House

We tried a few things off of their specials menu for dinner – the lasagna bolognese and the tagliatelle in a gorgonzola cream sauce. The lasagna was several layers thick with lots of meat, red sauce and cheese. The surprising part about it was that it was light – completely unlike any lasagna we have ever tried. You know how you normally feel so full after a plate of lasagna? As full as we were, we never had that miserable, “I just had Italian” feeling.

Pasta at Palermo Pasta House

The tagliatelle with Gorgonzola Sauce was surprisingly delightful. While I will eat gorgonzola on a salad, I’m not the biggest fan of it. I loved this dish, the noodles were square and the cream sauce had just a hint at the end of the gorgonzola, not overwhelming at all.

Chicken Parmesan at Palermo Pasta House

And have you ever seen a portion of chicken parmesan so big? The chicken had a think layer of ham that brought out amazing flavor. And complimented with a plate of pasta and red sauce, this meal was complete. All of us were amazed at again, how light the chicken parma was. And it was such a large portion, we were able to take it home and enjoy it for lunch the next day.

Palermo Pasta House served a few local beers on tap and had a nice wine menu.

The Atmosphere of Palermo Pasta House

Housed in a historic building in Downtown Round Rock, the Palermo Pasta House is quaint, with just one room for seating. There are quite a few tables, so it will seat a crowd.  With the tall ceilings and concrete floor, it can get  bait noisy, but we don’t mind that – it adds to the charm of being housed in a building that has seen many years of Round Rock history.

Though I did not see a children’s menu, I did see several families dining the evening we visited.  As they are advertising to be a “family restaurant”, it is clear that children were welcome.

We really enjoyed out meal at Palermo Pasta House.  I think it’s a winner.  Great for both a date night or a night out with the family.  Let’s get out and support this local restaurant so it stays!

Palermo Pasta House
112 E Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 369-3952

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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