A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Jimmy Bump's Pasta House is a casual Italian restaurant that has established itself as a favorite dining spot for locals and visitors to the Los Osos and San Luis Obispo area. Our menu is made up of regional pastas, salads, soups, Italian specialties and fresh seafood.
Jimmy Bump's also serves beer , wine, and a variety of homemade desserts. Our prices are very affordable and we accept cash, local checks and credit cards.
About Italian Food
Ever since Italians
migrated to the United States
and introduced us to spaghetti bolognese and pizza, Americans have embraced this wonderful, satisfying cuisine and it is now firmly woven into our national culinary culture. We’re not alone in our love of Italian food, though – it’s one of the most popular and widely adopted cuisines the world over.
is now so popular that it could almost be classed as our adopted national dish, although an authentic Italian version would, in fact, be Fettuccini al Ragu. Italians were among the first to show us how to appreciate good coffee, use olive oil for cooking rather than as a medicine, embrace garlic, and understand the joys of fresh pasta and antipasto.
For Italians, cooking and sharing food is no less than a way of life, whether it is at home with friends, in a humble trattoria or a fine-dining restaurant. Wherever it’s eaten, it’s always based around fresh, seasonal produce, which is the main reason that it is hard to talk about “Italian food” as a single entity. In fact, Italian food varies widely by region – and even village to village – and according to the time of year. Italians can be fiercely parochial when it comes to food and invariably think of their version of a dish as the best.
Many ingredients are used across the country with some more so in certain regions than others. Broadly speaking, northern Italian food centres around butter, meat, potatoes, pork and Parmigiano and other types of cheeses, while southern
cooking is more focused on olive oil, tomatoes, eggplant, capers and fresh fish. Some key Ligurian ingredients include fish and seafood, basil (in the popular
Lingurian dish pesto), prosciutto, sausage, salami, and truffles.
Above all, Italians believe in simplicity and respect for good produce, so some of the most beloved dishes of Italians comprise just a few simple ingredients, carefully selected and served at their prime. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, as is coffee, particularly espresso