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La Pastaria

30 Linden Pl, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1910
(732) 224-8699
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Ranked #63 of 119 Restaurants in Red Bank
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food at La Pastaria is very good, but the service is less than to be desired. There were 4 of us that ate there, and the two of us will never return. We asked for a different sauce on a higher-priced ($22.95) dish, and they told us that there would be a $2.00 upcharge. For that alone, we will... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the things I look for in any restaurant is consistency. Over the last 5 years, I have returned to La Pasteria in Red Bank probably 60 times. with my wife, family, friends, parties and business associates. La pasteria never disappoints. All of the staff over the years have served me well. I wont name any, because they were... More

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We brought a Friend for her Birthday and she loved, loved the food! Whew, always on the leery side when you've never dined there before. But, we where not disappointed :) Seating spot was a little cold, as the air was right on us, so just in case bring a sweater. There is seating outside for 2-3 people. Small place... More

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Belmar N.J.
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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