Monday, August 26, 2013


One of the best pasta dishes I've ever had in Sacramento was at Masullo on Riverside Boulevard. It was spaghetti with garlic, parsley, chili, pepitas, and roasted bread crumbs, and it was fabulous.

Unfortunately, it's not on their menu. They have a different pasta every day, and that one rarely comes up in the rotation. Still, I stopped by Masullo for lunch last week because I had a craving for their rosemary bread. I'm happy to say I was able to put together a delightful meal with the few vegan items on their menu.

First, I ordered their mixed olive appetizer, along with a glass of their house red wine. There was a nice selection of olives, and there were way too many for one person. It's a nice amount for two people to share.

Next, I got the rosemary bread, which is basically just pizza crust with rosemary -- so simple, but so good. To go with it, I got the Singing Frog Farm salad, made with mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, pepitas, and topped with a couple of pieces of crispy lattice-shaped bread. It was a wonderful lunch!

The salads at Masullo change with the seasons, and their menu doesn't seem to be available online, so you never know what salad will be available on any given day. They generally seem to have at least one salad that is vegan or can be made vegan, however. The rosemary bread and mixed olives are always on the menu.

Masullo is located at 2711 Riverside Boulevard, and their phone number is 916-443-8929. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at Masullo is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.