There was a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio called Rocky's that served this appetizer. I was so disappointed when they closed the restaurant as I could never find anyplace else that served this dish. Many years later I found this likeness in our local paper. I make it constantly for football parties or other gatherings!
This is a recipe that is as close as I can get to a side dish that a local Columbus, Ohio restaurant serves and is their signature dish. It is called Pasta Salvi. It is to die for!
Please note: I was a manager at Salvi's for several years. Missing ingredients include minced fresh parsley and garlic. The cream sauce is a classic bechamel sauce prepared with onion, cloves and nutmeg, with the onion and cloves discarded before adding to the pasta.