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

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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
Most recent review
So much choice

I was visiting the area but if I lived there, this would be my go to place for dinner. So much choice of the freshest food it was overwhelming. They cut the pasta right there in front of you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was visiting the area but if I lived there, this would be my go to place for dinner. So much choice of the freshest food it was overwhelming. They cut the pasta right there in front of you!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Dave's is located in the quaint and hip Davis Square neighborhood. It's like a little European market. Besides pasta and sandwiches you can get fruit and veggies that are sourced locally when the season permits. Snacks and all kinds of worldly goodies are available. Also an excellent wine and craft beer selection. (To take with you, not drink there) Dave's... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small shop chock full of lots of goodies. Prepared food, sandwiches, beer, wine, cheese, and yes, a large variety of homemade pastas

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Boston, Massachusetts
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371 reviews 371 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I wish it was open more hours. We’re always impressed with the freshness and quality of everything we get here. The pasta and sauces are always good. Their sandwiches make for a great lunch.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have been living in the area for a while and have always loved Dave's. Although it is called Dave's fresh pasta, there is much more to this place than pasta. As others have mentioned, the sandwiches here are really great. I have tried a range of the sandwiches here from traditional to veggie, to original creations. I will say... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Dave's has always had good fresh pasta and sauces. Their sandwiches are also quite wonderful. Since they expanded, they have a nice selection of wines and other gourmet items. I just wish they could find some student help that did not put on an attitude. Not all, but some of the folks who work there act like it's a big... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is always busy, but they are usually quick to get your order. I haven't had a sandwich there that wasn't amazing. A little pricey for a sandwich, but it is so worth the cost. I've also bought wine from there as well. The guy that works in the wine section knows his stuff and has always been able... More 

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West Lafayette
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200 reviews 200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was crowded when we stopped here for fresh ravioli for dinner later. We could see noodles being made at the counter as we ordered from the changing menu board. The butternut and pumpkin/sage ravioli was unusual and flavorful. Dave’s is a Somerville tradition, providing a variety of pasta and produce options. Also offers popular cooking classes.

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peoria, il
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Friends took us to Dave's for lunch when visiting the Boston area last month. We loved it!! It reminded me of gourmet shops from a decade ago (where did they all go? Why?) filled with deliciously crafted packaged foods, deli cases around every corner, and tons of great choices for in house made foods. We each ordered custom built sandwiches... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My office gets catered by Dave's just about once a week, and it's always really good. The meatballs and sausages in particular are super tasty. Pretty good lasagna too.

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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
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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