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Joe Pasta

428 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230
843-965-5252
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Ranked #355 of 742 restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our server was cheerful and attentive. The food was not as positive. We started with the Calamari, which consisted of several small clumps of overcooked squid surrounded by small overcooked Pepperoncinis. My entree was the Gnocchi, which was over-salted to the point of almost being inedible. The bread was a couple small pieces of sliced rolls that had little flavor... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I wanted to like this place but they failed on many different fronts. We were a party of 5... and there were only 12 people in the place around 1120... We didn't get our food until 1150... sandwiches. .. I also got the Italian wedding soup... I have had this in many different places... but this was the absolute worst...... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

What a place in Charleston this is! Located on King Street, Joe Pasta is the perfect little place to have a meal and watch the goings-on of the bustling Charleston streets around you. I recommend sitting outside if the weather seems permitting, because you get the best show you could imagine. As you may already know, there are many types... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved the sauce, great food. If you check around you can find coupons for this place. Nice bar atmosphere and just looks like an Italian restaurant.

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Ladson, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The staff is friendly and the service is prompt. The food was excellent, they didn't skimp on the cheese! The bartender (Jason) made us feel welcome and took great care of us.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our party of 7 needed a simple Italian restaurant for dinner in Charleston and Joe Pasta filled the bill. Basically a pizza place but with good solid Italian entrees. We started with a spinach/artichoke dip and a Margarita pizza for the table. Both were good, but the pizza was a little too crisp for my taste. Most of our party... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

While walking during lunchtime on a business trip, as we were sweating profusely and looking for a quick lunch we walked into Joe Pasta on King St. We expected an Olive Garden -- boy were we wrong... We were warmly greeted by DJ, the bartender where we decided to sit for lunch. He was a wealth of information for tourists.... More

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Louisville
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Service was horrible and I've finally found a place that can screw up an order of plain spaghetti for my 3 year old. Oh yeah, and it took 30 minutes to get it. Charleston is known for too many great places to have this place still in business.

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Rochester, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I must admit that due to the mixed reviews, Joe Pasta was not on our list of" must eat" places. But there it was right in front of us on a hot and humid June afternoon. Its great location in the middle of King St. (428) on a corner, makes it a great stop during a day of shopping or... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I visited at the recommendation of our hotel ( Hampton Inn). Big mistake. We waited over 5 minutes to be seated. No one even acknowledged us as they walked by multiple times. The food was good but took well over an hour to get a pizza, sandwich and salad. The waiter, Gerard, did not acknoledge the wait, we needed to... More

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