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Pasta Nostra

116 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3007
+1 203-854-9700
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Ranked #59 of 317 restaurants in Norwalk
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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35 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Longstanding restaurant on Washington Street in SoNo, that has withstood the test of time. No surprise - the restaurant is outstanding in all categories. The food is outstanding - we tried the vegetarian lasagna, which is prepared a little differently with a fine lasagna noodle, very thin, wrapped around the outside edges and filled with a wonderful mushroom and -... More

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Milford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Well, I can't say much that others before me haven't, but I do want to let the public know that while the food, for the most part was very good, and the service was very good, it was certainly NOT worth what we paid, especially to have been insulted by the owner, who didn't bother to introduce himself in the... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Despite hearing all the horror stories about how difficult the owner is, it is all worth it. Without a doubt the finest pasta in fairfield county. Even his gluten free pasta was amazing. If you are looking to be treated special, sit in the hip cool spot, be noticed - go somewhere else. This is where you go to eat... More

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Plainview, NY
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98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A group of eight of us went for dinner, having made a reservation far in advance. For some reason they only had a six-top set up for us, and had to uproot a couple in the middle of their dinner and move them in order to expand our table. So thing started out awkwardly (athough I did notice the couple... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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147 reviews 147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have gone to this restaurant from time to time for close to thirty years. The food has always been top quality, the owner difficult. This most recent visit was a fine dining experience. My risotto with asparagus and pancetta was excellent, creamy and delicious. The wife had gnocchi with duct ragu, "the best I've ever had", and we were... More

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old greenwich
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

OK we've lived in NYC on and off for over 20 years and we love Italian. And THIS unassuming little place on now-hot Washington St in SONO is THE best Italian we've ever had. In fact, we're a little bit addicted. Like nearly once a week. It's not cheap. It's not fancy. But it is great. Fresh ingredients, subtly delicious,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

A customer for over 10 years, I appreciate Joe's idiosyncratic take on high quality, fresh ingredients, getting foods to express their flavors in a unique way. Wines (and knowledge of) in vintage and diversity you will find rarely among Italian restaurants in the NY Metro. Pricey, but appropriately so given the focus on high quality, flavorful food. My children learned... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Some of our friends reccommended Pasta Nostra to us so we decided to take a chance. Don't get me wrong the food is decent, but more average than anything extraordinary. The prices are what you should expect for SoNo but the service and the food should be representative of the cost to the comsumer and it falls short here. Since... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The food is always wonderful. You can either choose of the menu or grab a special, though the menu is changed weekly with standard offerings staying there. I always wonder about Joe (the owner) telling the wait staff "tell 'em there's only two left of ------." :) Wait staff is always superb in spite of Joe. Corkage fee ($40, yes... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Dropped in for a dinner after work after hearing good reviews. It was late (8pm) so no wait and staff was friendly. The ravioli (home made, original recipe) was good - but nothing unusual or different for $25. The wine list, however, was just plain stupid. The cheapest wine was $53 / bottle. Really? Is this a restaurant or an... More

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