Thursday, January 16, 2014


Burrasca is a Florentine food cart located in the small food pod near SE 28th and Ankeny in Portland, Oregon.

After several rave reviews from fellow food bloggers like Portland Food Cart Adventures, Food Carts Portland, and Eating My Way Thru Portland, I had to try this food cart out for myself.

Paolo, a formally trained chef from Florence, Italy, puts heart into all the dishes he prepares.

Seeking something hearty and filling, I got the Polpettone con Patate alla Contadina ($8): Meatloaf in a red sauce of soffritto and tomato, with a side of slow-cooked country-style saucy and herbed potatoes.

The meal came with three slices of homemade Tuscan-style bread. Soft on the inside and firm on the outside. It's a great way to scoop up the last bits of amazing sauce after devouring the meatloaf.

Other dishes have included Pappardelle with Wild Boar Sauce ($8); Ribollita ($5, vegetarian bean soup); and Crespelle alla Fiorentina ($8, crepes stuffed with spinach and ricotta, topped with a bechamel-tomato sauce).

Other rave reviews have come from Portland Monthly and the Portland Mercury.

This is an amazing food cart. Comforting meals with explosive flavor. Reasonable prices. Also be sure to stop by the local wine shop nearby. Have a glass of wine with your meal! 9/10

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