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Dave's Fresh Pasta

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81 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2738
617-666-0656
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous bread, pasta and wine!!

Dave's is always hopping with customers dropping in for the best sandwiches around, gourmet cheeses, pastas and sauces and a reasonably priced selection of wines! The other night I stopped by and got their sherry roasted chicken entre to go and a delicious bottle of vino. Wow! Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
captainjohn2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dave's is always hopping with customers dropping in for the best sandwiches around, gourmet cheeses, pastas and sauces and a reasonably priced selection of wines! The other night I stopped by and got their sherry roasted chicken entre to go and a delicious bottle of vino. Wow! Yum!

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Thank captainjohn2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

While I love both Dave's incredible sandwiches and delicious pasta, one must try their winetasting evenings. Not only is a selection of wine delicious and affordable, the food which accompanies each wine is so well-prepared and really compliments the wine. Dave's is a local treasure and I especially love that they are closed on Sundays reflecting they truly are a... More 

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Thank Boston_MATravelbug
Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Dave's can be crazy busy at lunchtime, but once you've had a sandwich there, you'll agree that it's worth it. Pick up your grilled shrimp, eggplant parm or sauce for your fresh pasta/fresh-made ravioli. Add some wine, cheese and olives while you wait for the amazingly friendly staff to grill your panini. They have a few small tables and expand... More 

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Thank ebsullivan27
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

It took us a while to get around to trying Dave's Fresh Pasta because the place was closed every time we meandered over for an easy weekend dinner (they close early on Saturdays and are closed all day on Sundays), but we persisted and were finally rewarded with some delicious fresh ravioli! They offer about 5 different kinds of fresh... More 

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1 Thank dartmouth12traveler
Medford, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

So many options, pricey but so worth the level of quality you get! I found a lot of great cheeses, meats, breads & snacks. Will definitely be going back!

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1 Thank Jgraves700
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

In the Davis Square area, Dave's has an extensive sandwich menu which are excellent. On the day we had lunch here, we had steak & horseradish sandwiches and a steak & cheese sandwich. It is very small and is very crowded at lunch time, but well worth the wait. They also have a small market and a counter to purchase... More 

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1 Thank Mike B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Delicious sandwich lunch. Had the artichoke arugula sandwich and sicilian. The bread was incredible, especially the focaccia! Got our food to-go and sat outside, also a specialty shop with great selection. Everything was fresh.

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Thank Elizabeth P
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Come here often for take out. Best item is the large caesar salad which has the perfect amount of parmesan cheese, homemade croutons and their excellent caesar dressing. They never disappoint for great takeout

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Thank JN_172
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went here for sandwiches for lunch and ended up buying much more. The sandwiches were great and the service as well. We ended up bringing home fresh parpadelli pasta and sauce (not gravy, btw). Along with cheese; she knew her cheeses and wine; he knew his wines. Great welcoming atmosphere, food and service.

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2 Thank MassarelloFamily
Rindge, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I work in the area of Davis Square and have never been disappointed in the food at lunchtime. I've tried wraps, subs, soups and sauces and enjoyed it all. The sandwiches are very generous and could easily be enough for two. Go early or late, at noon they are very busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-666-0656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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