I had lunch today at Pasta Mondo (on St. Clair Avenue W, west of Yonge Street). It hasn't been there very long. I love pasta so I thought I'd give them a try.
You order in steps ... choose the size, the pasta (the different kinds of pasta have different cooking times, which range from a minute to six minutes), the sauce, your protein (that costs extra), your cheese and if you want veggies (that also cost extra). I got a large, fusilli pasta (one minute to cook), arrabbiata sauce and chicken. With a bottle of pop and tax, it came to $13.
To honest, I didn't have high hopes for my meal and I wasn't disappointed ... it was awful. The pasta had a weird texture. The sauce tasted like it came out of bottle. I had intended to eat it there but because the cheese wasn't close to being melted, I took it back to the office figuring the cheese would melt on the way over ... um no. I stirred it in with the pasta to help it along. I ate about a quarter of the pasta, picked out the chicken and ate it, and threw the rest in the garbage (I hate throwing out food).
There were two staff. The fella taking the orders and making the pasta looked miserable, was unfriendly and didn't seem like he wanted to be there. The cashier was a bit but not much better.
I definitely won't be back.