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La Pastaria

30 Linden Pl, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1910
(732) 224-8699
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Ranked #71 of 117 restaurants in Red Bank
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jan 7, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Belmar N.J.
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had been looking for an Italian restaurant that offered not just typical dishes, but unique specials as well, and it should be BYOB. We found this place through a referral and it was excellent. The atmosphere is casual Italian, nicely decorated, and not huge it gaudy. Our server was very well informed,and was easily able to describe how each... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I can see why this place has such mixed reviews. I loved the appetizers and desserts, but hated the entrees. We tried several specials to start: the malfatti were excellent, fresh balls of spinach and ricotta cheese; and there was a sausage meatball that was very tasty. I also tried the fried mozzarella which I liked. For dessert I loved... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We go there for girls night out quiet often the food is very good, service is great, we are planing on going there for New years Eve!!!

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Red Bank, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We are within walking distance of this place and it was decorated beautifully. Our server was nice enough. The food, however, was awful. We ordered the calamari, which is not uncommon in a traditional italian restaurant and we order it often. They were chewy, soggy and had the consistency of the little onion rings you used to get from the... More

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had to park in aparking lot ina side street in red bank to go to a spa there and spotted La Pastaria on the way out. What a find! We were geeted warmly by the owner ands manager,Jerry who seated us in the pleasant dining room decorated with murals of Italian scenes.The pesto sauce was authentic with only basil,pignoli... More

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nj
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We went here for lunch today and it was just terrible. When we walked in the only service person, a young woman, looked directly at me and then turned her back. She was going to let us just stand there. We were the only people there. When I said "Hi!" to her she sat us with a big face on.... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Food was good but I think the prices were a little high. I had the special lobster monte carlo... for $27 I kinda expected a little more than 3 medium shrimp and a 3 .oz tail done franchaise style over linguine. My wife had a shrimp dish of similar style with no starch she enjoyed. I did enjoy the food... More

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The overall atmosphere is lovely, however restaurant was very crowded on the night when we were there and the noise level was near deafening. Food was good--not magnificent; portion sizes were on the average to larger side, although the fresh mozz/roasted peppers appetizer was too small. They ran out of a couple of menu items which is always a disappointment... More

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Rumson, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Even though the owner is less than friendly and sometimes rude, we have frequented the restaurant on several special occasions. My daughter always wants to go for her birthday so she can get the zeppoli dessert, which they no longer have because it takes 20 minutes to prepare and they can't get you out fast enough in order to turn... More

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Manalapan, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were a pre-theater party of eight. We had a stuffed grouper special which was outstanding. The stuffing included spinach, ricotta and crab meat. The whole dinner experience was enjoyable, and the service was friendly. La Pastaria is a BYOB. We will go back.

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