Two New Places Serving Pasta in the Valley

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Can't get enough pasta? Bol Italia and Loughlin's Bistro just opened their doors, and the Italian staple looms large on both restaurants' menus.

Bol Italia, located in Chandler at Alma School and Queen Creek, offers pasta, salad, and rice bowls quickly and inexpensively. Chef Philip Occhipinti combined his love of Italian food with his experience as a quick-order cook at Chipotle, and voila.

The rice bowls are the most intriguing thing on the menu. We're not sure if rice and cheese-filled meatballs go together, but we're willing to find out. Bol Italia is open in Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you want more variety in your meal, Loughlin's Bistro offers an almost dizzying selection of foods to choose from. Pasta, pizza, curry, fish and chips, and steak are all on the menu. The folks at Loughlin's say the variety is "a true reflection of modern Irish/British cuisine."

Loughlin's Bistro opened October 5 in Scottsdale at Hayden and Mountainview Road, and we're guessing the $6.95 lunch menu will be one of its main attractions.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.