A little Michelin cred has come to Cupertino.
Two years after opening in Saratoga, Pasta Armellino, the Italian-themed offshoot from the Michelin-starred Plumed Horse, has expanded to the Main Street Cupertino complex.
The restaurant from executive chef Peter Armellino and co-owner Josh Weeks takes over the space that had been occupied by another Italian concept, Panino Giusto.
As in Saratoga, the team will be melding French influences with Italian sensibilities and California ingredients. “It’s my cuisine, and pasta is the vehicle,” Armellino said when opening the first restaurant.
Because of COVID-19 limitations, the restaurant has opened for outdoor seating and takeout and delivery orders only. (Indoor dining will come later.) It’s first come, first served for patio tables; no reservations are being taken at this time.
Armellino’s inaugural menu here features a select number of pastas, including his signature Pasta Armellino, tagliatelle tossed with crab, uni, parmigiano and black pepper.
The restaurant is open daily: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends.
Details: 19469 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino; www.cupertino.pastaarmellino.com
Saratoga’s Pasta Armellino expands to Cupertino