The pasta and main dishes on the basic Italian menu are appetizing alternatives to Aswan's ubiquitous kebabs and tagines. Tagliatelle served with a fresh tomato sauce and a remote relative of Parmesan cheese is fresh and surprisingly light. Although it's homemade, the lasagna is not always spinach-based, as advertised; this Upper Egyptian version is a hot, hearty tagine of spiced ground meat, pasta, and cheese topped with béchamel sauce. Breaded veal cutlets served in
tomato sauce and cheese are tasty and substantial.
Pyramisa Isis Corniche Hotel, Corniche al-Nil, Aswan, Egypt