Bada Bomb

An offer you can refuse

The spaghetti with meatballs and marinara was okay, save for the three mushy meatballs, which could be mistaken for Hamburger Helper minus the meat. As for the Tuscan linguini, into which was tossed the same chicken as Mr. Pink, along with escarole and white beans, it was inoffensive, yet highly forgettable.

The desserts I attempted cemented my displeasure after the manner, some might say, of Jimmy Hoffa's corpse. The tiramisu, served in a big martini glass, only turned interesting toward the bottom, where all the liquor had accumulated, unlike the tiramisu I recently had over at Radda in north Scottsdale, where you could taste the liquor throughout. Cathy's Rum Cake, acquired from the local business of the same name, reminded me of an office birthday cake: three layers covered in white icing, the layer in the middle being cappuccino-flavored. Alas, the taste of rum was so slight, you wonder why Cathy even bothered. I mean, when I order rum cake, I want to taste the rum, lady. Otherwise, what's the point?

Rum cake with precious little rum, and a "mob" eatery without the Eye-tie eats to match. Pavlov would be proud of each experiment. But as far as I'm concerned, they're both strictly for the dogs.

Wiseguy wanna-bes: Only a real jamook would eat at this tourist trap.
Jackie Mercandetti
Wiseguy wanna-bes: Only a real jamook would eat at this tourist trap.

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Bada Boom Pasta Room

4151 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Scottsdale

Details

Pancetta shrimp scampi: $12
Caprese salad: $9
Mr. Pink's Pasta with chicken: $16
Penne Bolognese: $15

480-214-BOOM (2666) (www.badaboomaz.com). Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight.

4151 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale

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