Nice ambiance but the few times I've been here the food has been pretty so-so. I last ordered a spinach salad that tasted like nothing at all and I was disappointed in it. However everyone else's stuff looked decent. It wouldn't be my first choice but if you're shopping in the area, it's your best bet.
This restaurant is awesome. I must say, mamaluv, that it is a gigantic step up from the olive garden. Great food, nice atmosphere (although it's in a mall), and decent service.
Pasta La Vista is a nice upgrade from the Olive Garden. It is a smaller restaurant, which I prefer over the Earl's warehouse concept, and so the setting is intimate. Unfortunately it is located in City Centre a.k.a. Eaton Place Mall. Although the mall is centrally located, the restaurant is accessable only through the mall doors, so you're walking past the Bargain Barrel or Foot Locker store or whatever to get there. It is a weird setting. If you don't care about that, it is otherwise a nice place at a good price. Good appies.
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