Sometimes a girl just has a craving for a massive amount of pasta, and when that craving hit, I found myself at Oak Oven eating some of the best pasta I have ever had.
I knew I would be in the area, and a friend of mine lives nearby, so we made plans to grab an early-ish dinner here. Since the website suggests reservations, I made reservations about two hours before we arrived. We were seated without a hitch (and I'm glad I called ahead because the small place filled up fast).
This is a cozy little restaurant, off the beaten path and the atmosphere feels as if you are dining at a family home. Everything on the menu sounded incredible, but I had to go with the Penne Diavola which is penne and gulf shrimp, blue crab, and a spicy red sauce. I won't lie- I got the large and ate every bite with no problem. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the shrimp were nice and plump (and plentiful!) and the crab added the perfect touch. The sauce was a bit spicy-sweet and after adding parmesan, it was the perfect dinner. I coupled it with a glass of delicious red wine which put the meal over the top. Because you only live once, I also decided to get the creme brulee for dessert. Delicious custard was topped with a yummy sugary shell and it was a splendid end to the meal.
I agree with Kelley's assessment that Oak Oven is a hidden gem, and I will be going out of my way to dine here again.
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