Hank’s Pasta Bar

The owner and visionary of Hank’s Oyster Bar has come out with a new brainchild, Hank’s Pasta Bar. My 14th Street Eating crew and I got a chance to try out this new restaurant last Friday. We decided a new pasta place warranted a slight deviation from 14th Street as this restaurant is located in Alexandria, Virginia.


Hank’s Pasta Bar is a rustic Italian restaurant that serves fresh pasta (and other non-pasta fare) daily.

Hank’s Pasta Bar doesn’t take reservations, so chances are after you put your name on a list you’ll have to enjoy a drink or two at the bar before getting settled in the dining area, which is what we did once we all arrived.

I enjoyed a couple of drinks while we waited for a table.

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A light and delicious concoction of gin, lime, basil, and honey.

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Followed by a glass of Pinot Grigio.

There was a slight misunderstanding of how soon our table would be ready, but in true elegant fashion, the restaurant’s GM apologized with a complimentary cheese and charcuterie board. Now that is classy service!

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Once we were done eating all the delicious cheese and meats, we were ready to see how their pasta ranked!

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I ordered the Mezzalune: Winter Greens, Mascarpone, Ricotta, Parmigiano, and Sage.


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