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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You Won't Find a Better Cubano in Boston

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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388 reviews 388 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?