NEW YORK — Pasta la vista, baby.
A bolognese-loving burglar broke into a Brooklyn restaurant and made off with all its homemade pasta while leaving behind its pricey booze and kitchen equipment.
Workers at Borsalia — a recently opened eatery in Williamsburg — say the thief got inside the night of Christmas Eve by breaking the lock on a hatch on the sidewalk and then drilling a hole into the wall that separated the entrance from the kitchen.
Once inside, the thieves cleared out all 15 pounds of the restaurant’s pasta, which had been made the day before by the kitchen staff. The purloined pasta included ravioli, cappelletti, tagliatelle and gnocchi.
The haul was so unusual, that staffers didn’t even notice the pasta was gone until the cops arrived and were taking a close look around.
“We went downstairs and found this big hole in the wall…but everything in the restaurant was perfect,” Manager Cristiano Rossi told Patch. “When the police came we went into the kitchen and we opened the pasta storage — it was empty.”
He said that aside from the carbo-haul, the only other thing missing was about $40 from a tip jar
Rossi said cops fingerprinted the kitchen and collected camera footage from nearby businesses, but have not had any updates in the case since. He said Borsalia had not yet set up its own camera system since it opened only a month ago.
The heist left Borsalia’s kitchen crew working all day and night on Christmas to replace the pasta supply.
Rossi said the only reason he could imagine why someone would go to the trouble is because their pasta is so good.
“Our pasta is in high demand and is of the highest value,” he said.