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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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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
A go-to spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Dave W
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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
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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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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119 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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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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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I went to a "sauces" cooking class with Chef Jason. Jason taught us how to make a few different sauces - from basic marinara to mushroom cream and garlic and oil. We then got to eat everything as well as drink great wine. The food was excellent and Jason was an entertaining teacher. I highly recommend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The pasta is great. The classes are even better. Chef Jason is an amazing teacher who not only cooks simple and delicious food, but is able to teach you how to cook it yourself. The classes at Dave's are always fun, delicious and informative. With a few simple ingredients and technique I was able to make and eat some of... More 

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Somerville, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Hippie Salad at Dave's Fresh Pasta is my "go to favorite" for lunch on any given day for pick up or sit down, preferably outside on a lovely day. A fresh green salad, with tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts, sunflower seeds, with a creamy dressing is filling and healthy! Chicken or beef can be added, but I find the salad is... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I catered my graduation dinner from Dave's and it was incredible. Grilled chicken, shrimp, and white florentine lasagne were standouts. The roasted goat cheese sandwich as well is to die for. Highly recommended

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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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