Yes, Pasta Pomodoro is a chain restaurant, but it feels like a homey, neighborhood hangout. Everything I've had there has been fabulous, and being vegetarian, there are many choices for me on the menu. My favorite menu items are the minestrone soup (tastes homemade!), all the varieties of ravioli, the mista salad, and their amazing chocolate soufflé (decadent!). Of course, one can't forget the bread and pesto sauce that is included with the meal. It's delicious!
The service at Pasta Pomodoro is generally outstanding. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.
There are four Pasta Pomodoro locations in the Valley, and I've been to them all!