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Dave's Fresh Pasta

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Sandwiches, 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

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 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
Fresh Homemade Pasta, Lots of Specialty Foods, Wine, Cheese and Sandwiches

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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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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boston,ma.
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dave's is an amazing store and cafe, small and packed with products and activities. They do make and sell pastas (I am not a fan) and prepared foods(ditto) and they sell a large variety of high end (and hard-to-find) imported and local items, as well as cheeses, meats, fresh fish, produce,wines and beers. ( It's hard to believe how much... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

First, it is chaos at lunch time, the lines even block access to some chips! The Italian sub style was skimpy in meet, too much bread and lacked the taste of a good sub. The Reuben was boring, again too much bread and there was not the contrast of the Sauerkraut; it was dull.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Dave's Fresh Pasta

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

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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: Sandwiches, Pasta
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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