Colapasta. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. Colapasta is the Italian word for “colander,” the kitchen implement used to drain pasta after boiling. It is also the name of a charming new restaurant on 5th Street in Santa Monica. The specialty here is pasta – elegant, inventive and delicious pasta. Take stunning agnolotti stuffed with sweet roasted beets, or bigoli with garlic, oil and anchovies, Rustici Pasta with seasonal Pesto and Ricotta or elegant lasagna. It’s all good. There are no reservations and the place are small, so you’ll have to wait. This can be solved by ordering for delivery, if you live nearby. Prices are extremely moderate, and the quality is exceptional. Colapasta-your new Italian go-to. Check it out. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART – fine small appliances and cookware. Visit This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute, check out our new website at