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Pasta Nostra Incorporated

116 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3007
203-854-9700
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Ranked #63 of 308 restaurants in Norwalk
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Shelton, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Connecticut
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Joe is the most rude owner i have ever met...don't ask for butter he will throw you out.. The food is great but its not worth what you have to deal with.

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Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a great restaurant with authentic Italian food. The menu changes every week based on what's in-season which is great but can also be tricky because you are never 100% sure what to get. Either way, the best restaurant in Norwalk! Make sure you make a reservation days in advance!

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