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Pasta Fresca

4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206
+1 803-787-1838
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Ranked #10 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Description: Pasta Fresca is a local, family-owned restaurant that has been in Forest Acres for 15+ years. In May 2012, Pasta Fresca moved to its new home. Still on Forest Drive, same amazing house-made pasta, but with lots more room for our ever increasing regulars family. We have a lovely patio, full bar, a beautiful open dining room and a private dining room for up to 16 people. At Pasta Fresca, we make everything fresh and in-house. Every Tuesday come and enjoy live music from 6 to 9pm and check out our daily Happy Hour 4:30 to 7pm with $3 house wines and house liquors and $2 domestic beers. Get your comfort food fix at a charming Forest Acres original.
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Description: Pasta Fresca is a local, family-owned restaurant that has been in Forest Acres for 15+ years. In May 2012, Pasta Fresca moved to its new home. Still on Forest Drive, same amazing house-made pasta, but with lots more room for our ever increasing regulars family. We have a lovely patio, full bar, a beautiful open dining room and a private dining room for up to 16 people. At Pasta Fresca, we make everything fresh and in-house. Every Tuesday come and enjoy live music from 6 to 9pm and check out our daily Happy Hour 4:30 to 7pm with $3 house wines and house liquors and $2 domestic beers. Get your comfort food fix at a charming Forest Acres original.
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Mauldin, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Recently ate here for the first time since they moved. I liked the old place, as it was quaint (i.e. way too small). The food was great as usual and the extra space was welcomed as I don't like eating at places where you can hear the boring conversation from the people beside you. They have the best pasta in... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place has good maybe on part with olive garden. Sure, there are some variations on the normal Americanized Italian, but the outcome is just really lackluster. There is so much potential for lots of flavor and richness in Italian food; that it really disappoints me to find places like this that make it relatively plain.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very good location in Forest Acres. I was expecting more with the garlic bread, was similar to what you buy at the grocery store. Their house salad was very good. The Santa Fe Chicken pasta was very good. The fettuccini alfredo wasn't very impressive. Tasted like what you could make at home.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On Forest Drive near Trenholm Road, a few miles from downtown Columbia, sits the new location of an old favorite, Pasta Fresca. Like its smaller and less fancy predecessor location, the emphasis is on high quality Italian food. Be warned that the portions are large and easily can be shared. My wife and I like the seafood specials (there usually... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a long overdue review. We have been enjoying Pasta Fresca for more than a decade. I can't tell you how many evenings we've gone, but I can tell you that we have never had a disappointment in service or meals. There is evident love in what Pasta Fresca does and that love comes through in what you see,... More

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Florence, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

My favorite place by far! The spinach angel hair pasta with veggies and the cayenne cream sauce is phenomenal!!! I love that all their pasta is fresh and homemade! Yum!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Walking in the front door, you are always greeted like you've just returned home!!! No matter what you may order off the menu, it is always fresh and delicious. Never a disappointment. I try to change what I order every time we go to eat with family or friends or to celebrate a Birthday or Anniversary. Pasta Fresca stays true... More

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Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this review

Anne R., You are too kind. I think I know just who you are :-) Thank you and Steve for coming in all these years. We have loved getting to know you, and appreciate your support of Pasta Fresca from the old location to our new home. More

Columbia, sc.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We regularly visit Pasta Fresca and have always had excellent service and food! If you haven't tried them, do so. We think you will be very pleased!

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Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this review

BDendy, Thank you for taking the time to give us positive feedback. We appreciate your business. More

North Augusta, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have never had a bad meal there and I have eaten there on at least five occasions. The freshness of their ingredients transcends through every dish and drink! Their bruschetta is wonderful as well as their alfredo sauce and their signature ravioli, they are all a must try.

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Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this review

ginaH1985, Thanks for such a nice review. I'm with you....the bruschetta is MY FAV :-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Pasta Fresca never fails to let me down with the quality of their food, their service - even if to go vs. dine in. When I have guests or family come in from out of town - it's an automatic that I take them to Pasta Fresca! The fresh made daily pasta & homemade sauces are unbeatable, not to mention... More

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