Story & Photos By Dining with Danny
Chances are you have heard or seen someone talk about Zagala’s on Facebook. I know I saw a few different friends post about it. We finally made the trip to Palmer to give it a try. Zagala’s is located right in the heart of downtown Palmer in a historic building, you simply cannot miss it.
Don’t let the plain looking exterior of the old red brick building fool you, the food inside is fresh and worth the visit. We went on a Tuesday night and the dining room wasn’t very busy but they were doing a lot of Take Out business.
We started off with a couple of appetizers. First was the Zagala’s Special Garlic Toast with Provolone. The cheese was piled on thick and it had a great garlic butter flavor. It came with marinara to dip it in and I was very happy with the dish. Next was the shrimp scampi. The scampi was baked in a butter sauce with bread crumbs and served with toast. Excellent combination of butter and shrimp with the bread crumbs and toast. I will definitely order that again.
For my meal I ordered the chicken parmigiana, a regular for me. I think all Italian restaurants can be judged by the bread and chicken parmigiana. They did not disappoint on the chicken parmigiana. The chicken breast was thick and the batter was definitely made in house and fresh. The pasta and sauce had a good, fresh, homemade taste to them as well.
My wife opted for the chicken spinach alfredo pizza. An oval shaped flat bread pizza with a good flavor. The small pizza is more than enough for you person but probably not enough to share between two.
We ate with some friends who also enjoyed their meals. The wife also chose a pizza and had nothing but good things to say. The husband ordered the pasta combo plate consisting of ravioli, lasagna and spaghetti. He went on and on about the lasagna so I had to try it. It was pretty tasty.
If you’re looking for a new place to try, I recommend Zagala’s in Palmer and we will be adding it into our rotation as well.
Longtime Waxahachie resident Danny Knight is a small business owner and member of the Waxahachie Police Department. To make suggestions on where he should dine next for a review, message him through the Dinner with Danny Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zagala’s Pizza and Pasta
110 W. Jefferson St.