Pasta special at Carlton Espresso (D.O.P.).
The pasta is always al dente at this little modern-yet-authentic Lygon institution. Be it lunch, dinner, or just a little snack - D.O.P. has never yet disappointed me.
The pasta special of the day was a cream-based penne fare with zuccini, pancetta, and a generous sprinkle of grated parmesan. Beautifully presented and delicious tasting - as always. Be it the simple menu inspired by regional favourites or the specials of the day, the food is consistently top-notch, the coffee is always excellent and the sandwiches (foccacias or piade) are a lunch-time favourite.
Oh, and the waiters will sweep you off your feet with their Italian charm.
My #1 spot on Lygon Street.