Spaghetti al Ragu is an Italian food cart located near the corner of SW 5th and Oak in downtown Portland, Oregon. Contrary to what the name implies, it's more than a spaghetti cart. Spaghetti al Ragu also specializes in pizzas and sandwiches.
|Spaghetti al Ragu hyping their Black Butte Porter pizza|
(late October 2011)
|Menu (late October 2011)|
|Cutting up a 10" personal pizza for a lucky customer!|
|Sausage Slider (Spaghetti al Ragu)|
The bold flavors of the red marainara sauce really stood out here. It just blended the sausage, vegetables, Parmesan, and bread together into one cohesive unit. I loved the grill marks on the bread from the panini press, and it was still soft enough for me to enjoy this sandwich without engaging in a life-or-death struggle. Overall, I thought this slider was a successful appetizer.
I saw one of the cart operators cutting up a 10" personal pizza for someone else. Those pizzas looked pretty good -- and really got me in the mood to try a pizza cart immediately after this one. Spaghetti al Ragu's offers a 10" personal pizza or a calzone -- $5 each.
Spaghetti al Ragu's pastas include:
Spaghetti ($6): Choice of meat or vegetarian; includes two slices of bread
Linguine ($6): Comes with sausage or chicken, peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan; includes two slices of bread
Fettuccine ($6.50): Comes with sausage or chicken, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, alfredo sauce, and Parmesan; includes two slices of bread
Finally, Spaghetti al Ragu offers panini-style sandwiches or deli-style sandwiches. All are around $5, very reasonable!
Spaghetti al Ragu is definitely a cart to try for some good Italian-inspired fare! 7.5/10