When: April 15, 2017, 6:35 PM
Verdict? Not recommended
I go with the Penne Pasta.
Pasta feels like the perfect dish right now. The weather is changing, cooling down a bit. This feels like comfort food. I’m hoping for something warm and filling.
I order at the counter. The friendly Cast Member asks me what sauce I’d like. Choices: marinara, bolognese, or ‘chicken pesto Alfredo sauce.’ I go with bolognese, and am handed my plate.
The dish is as simple as it gets: small tubes of pasta, topped with red sauce and a decent quantity of parmesan. A breadstick to the side. Excellent.
I get to the table, pick up my fork, and dig in.
The pasta is clearly out of a box, and has that undercooked/starchy flavor. The tomato sauce is reasonable, and has a decent quantity of meat, but it, too, feels like it came out of a jar or a can somewhere in the back. The parmesan is dry, refrigerator-cold, and basically flavorless. The breadstick is slightly stale.
In short: you could do better, at home, with off-the-shelf products from the grocery store.
I’m generally a fan of Plaza Inn, but they should rethink this dish. If this was the first thing I’d ever ordered from them, I’m not sure I’d be back.