For the love of... Really? Really really??? Despite my pleas to leave California Adventure for some better eats outside the park, it fell on deaf ears. This trip was beginning to outright destroy any interesting eats for the foreseeable future. I might as well start blogging strictly about fast food and free restaurant bread because theme park food ain't much better. Egads! We couldn't even find a place without a lineup to eat at in the park! Everything was conspiring against me! Finally, we found a quiet place in Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta.
Now just because we "found" a place to eat didn't necessarily solve anything in terms of quality eats. But at the very least, we had something green that wasn't a boring Chicken Caesar (see Disneyworld). The something green happened to be the Italian Chef's Salad consisting of salami, capocollo, fresh mozzarella, pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, marinated olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh greens with a red wine vinaigrette. Although not attractively put together, the salad wasn't bad. There was no shortage of meat nor cheese. The vinaigrette was sufficiently tart and impactful which made the dish appetizing. Although the kiddies were already enjoying their mini-sized version of the Spaghetti & Meatballs, we got an adult one anyways. Not to be confused with a gourmet offering, this was acceptable with al dente pasta (actually a bit dry) and a bright-tasting pomodoro sauce. Meatballs were not too dry and meaty-tasting.
Costanza tried out the Campanelle Pasta with chicken and tossed in sundried tomato pesto cream. This one was so-so as the pasta was soft. Furthermore, soft pasta plus creamy sauce equals heavy and mushy. Flavor was alright though with a slight zestiness as well as the taste of basil. There was a decent amount of chicken, but it was a bit stiff. Lastly, we tried out the Cheese Flatbread Pizza partly because the kiddies didn't want pepperoni and certainly didn't want vegetarian. Yah, we didn't like this as the flatbread was stiff and dry. However, they did deliver on the promise of tomato sauce and lots of cheese. This ate more like cheese bread with a touch of tomato. Yah, I bet you had as much fun reading about this as we had eating it. Well, at the very least, it wasn't shockingly expensive and was a better value than the $8.00 hot dog...
- Decent kid's meals with drink and 2 healthy sides
- Better than the $8.00 hot dog
- Not as good as the smoked turkey leg nearby
- It's the usual "meh" theme park stuff