Local Eatery Oh, My Pasta! Opens This Weekend On Montague Street

Oh, My Pasta: 142 Montague Street

Oh, My Pasta! is scheduled to open Saturday, Sept. 3, at 142 Montague Street, site of the former Taze Turkish restaurant (and Kapadokya before that). The 100% local eatery is owned and operated by Marco Lasala, a native Italian from Barletta in southern Italy, who recently moved to Brooklyn Heights.

Lasala tells BHB that Oh, My Pasta! will offer a menu of family recipes he assembled from his homeland, including such appetizers as Bruschetta olio, Focaccia della Nonna and Tagliere di Mozzarella; 15 freshly made pastas, including orecchiette, troccoli, strozzapreti, ravioli, pappardelle, lasagne, peperonata and caponata; a steak, fish or filet special each day; salads; and five homemade deserts: Tiramisu, Cassata siciliana, Baba alla cream, Torta al cioccolato and Zeppole fritt. Entrée prices run between $9 and $16.

He also points out that the virgin olive oil used to cook many of the dishes is imported from Lasala’s home region of Puglia in Italy, whose trees are renowned for strong, sweet-smelling olives.

The restaurant’s executive chef is Brooklyn-born Steve Lecchi, who has worked at establishments in Italy, France and the Hamptons, as well as a private chef. Rodrigo Baldini serves as second chef; his career includes fine dining establishments throughout Italy, as well as an instructor at the Korean Culinary School and TV personality teaching Italian cooking cuisine.

The restaurant is located between Clinton and Henry streets, above Aerosoles. The back patio will also be open this weekend.

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  • EHinBH

    Please let those not be tables that you share.

  • Jorale-man

    It sounds like it has promise. Between this and the arrival of Hanco’s Vietnamese sandwiches maybe we’re seeing the start of a dining renaissance on Montague.

  • stuart

    looks nice.

  • stuart

    “a rose by any other name…….”

  • Jon

    whoopie another pasta spot, give me tacos!

  • http://www.valeriefrankel.com val

    Karl? We need a review. Pronto!

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    Does anyone think that “Noodle Pudding” is a good name for an Italian restaurant? I don’t care what they call it as long as the food is good.

  • BeeBop Search

    I had heard that a Tapas bar was opening on Montague across from FedX.

  • big c

    well, the food situation on montague st. can only get better…

  • cat

    @WillowSt.neighbor–It was a couple of years before we ventured into Noodle Pudding because based on the name we thought it was just another chinese restaurant, and we don’t eat that much chinese anyway. We are so glad we finally went in! So no, not a great name. Hope the new pasta place will be delicious.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Yes, BeeBop, there is going to be a tapas place across from UPS Store on Montague. In fact, the gentleman that owns the UPS outlet is really a restauranteur. He is the one opening the tapas place. He has great plans which will even include live music.

    Don’t forget the opening of Bevacco this month at Cranberry and Henry. I’ve been inside and it looks fantastic. Brooklyn Heights is starting to look up as far as food destinations. Did I ever mention that I love Brooklyn Heights, the best neighborhood in New York city.

  • GHB

    Looks nice, but OH, THAT NAME!

  • http://thesmokingnun.com Chuck Taylor

    one more tidbit: the owner told me that the hours of the restaurant will be 11a-11p weekdays, open until midnight fri/sat. i met the crew last night and they are very enthused to be in the neighborhood. let’s give ’em a try and support the locals!

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    I totally agree with Chuck Taylor. We should be wishing this restaurant well instead of nitpicking on the name.
    We should all be supporting local businesses in the Heights.
    I myself stopped in at Catania on Atlantic Avenue and I am happy to report that I liked the food and will definitely go back.
    I also tried the new Montreal bagels on Atlantic Avenue and liked them too.

  • hoppy

    It’s actually evil marketing genius. For the past week, I couldn’t stop thinking about that name set to the tune of the Eddie Fisher song.

  • A

    The restaurant sounds nice, reasonable and like a great fit for the neighborhood. But the name is as terrible as the pitch sounds good.

    Looks like some solid new restaurants — and Hanco’s and Bevacco are from restauranteurs who have proven track records of running good places in Brooklyn.

  • misterbones

    Does anyone think that “Noodle Pudding” is a good name for an Italian restaurant?

    Agreed. Jack the Horse is one of my favorite restaurants, but god, I hate saying the name.

  • http://www.teen-aged411.blogspot.com Nancy

    I agree with Claude and Willow Street. Why do we want this place to fail- because of a silly name? If the food is good and reasonable I am more than happy to support it. i am sure the kids on the neighborhood are looking for another pasta place, as everyone knows Montys has the absolute worst pasta around. I for one will give them a try!

  • http://www.teen-aged411.blogspot.com Nancy

    Whoops, I meant Chuck Taylor, not Claude!

  • Gerry

    At this site was Rock Pasta about 1989 – 1991 it was great pasta the place came and went maybe it was the flight of stairs?

  • Christi

    Food was good! Go try it. No liquor license yet so it’s BYOB or W.

  • http://www.lovearoundtheisland.com Mickster

    More than promise. Oh My Pasta delivers.

    For pics and story http://www.lovearoundtheisland.com/2011/11/to-burger-or-not-to-burger-that-was.html