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“An Island of Taste in Old Melbourne” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Island Pasta Company

Island Pasta Company
903 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901
+1 321-723-1584
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Ranked #10 of 365 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Creative, casual cuisine influenced by the islands. Island Pasta Co. restaurant is one of the most popular dining destinations in downtown Melbourne, FL, and all of Brevard County. Our menu is chock full of flavorful pastas and amazing entrees with a twist. We were the first to bring the Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinhas, made with sugar cane rum, to the area. We are known for our mango and cucumber basil martinis. A new favorite, the Ring of Fire, incorporates tequila, fresh red pepper and mint. Come and enjoy Island Pasta Co., an intimate restaurant grounded on simple, creative and fun food, prepared with fresh ingredients.
Austin, Texas
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“An Island of Taste in Old Melbourne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Old Downtown melbourne seems to be flourishing with an eclectic mix of shops and food venues. The Island Pasta Company reflects this unique taste/sensory mix. Our party of 4 tried everything from a tasty crab dip to Mojo Mojo pork to Lobster Ravioli and Chicken in a wine/citrus/vegetable sauce. Although a smaller venue, they also have tables in a breeze-way right outside the restaurant and safe from the varied weather patterns along the Atlantic Coast. The service was very good and the atmosphere was very casual - much in keeping with the beach town flavor. While there, take time to wander around the area to sample the local ice cream and chocolate store or the unique gift shops. Well worth a look if you are in the area.

Visited July 2014
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“Casual place, unique and tasty pasta dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed a nice dinner at this casual place in Old Town Melbourne. The atmosphere was pleasant, nice island decor and art on the walls. There was a good bar. And we were sorry we had just missed happy hour.

Anyway, We enjoyed the jalapena ravioli and Brazilian empanadas for appetizers, Both were good. The ravioli could have been spicier. For entree's I had the Caribbean Sunset which was a nice combo of mahi and shrimp with red curry sauce over pasta. I really liked the curry! My wife had the Mojo-mojo pork. It was very good! ... course I sampled a bit. We had the Island lime pie and Puerto Rican flan for desert. The lime pie was excellent, the flan was good, but a little heavy (too much like cheese cake, but maybe that's how it's done in Puerto Rico.)

Since it was Thursday night the cocktails were half priced. My wife had a Mojito that was very good, and I had their house Chardonnay. Overall it was a very good and enjoyable meal, the service was great. So we will definitely be going back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gabrielle R, Manager at Island Pasta Company, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thanks for the kind review Steve M. We hope to see you back soon!
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Indialantic, Florida
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“Downtown Melbourne dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a restaurant we found a couple years ago with friends, we liked it then and on a return trip last weekend we weren't disappointed. We were in early for dinner but in time for happy hours. The sangria that was on special that night was quite good. Happy hour pricing on appetizers made it hard not to get one, plus we were hungry, the crab dip was excellent. Both of our entrees were well prepared and served. To top it off we shared a fried banana cheesecake who ch was quote tasty. We'll worth going to.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gabrielle R, Manager at Island Pasta Company, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thanks Steve for stopping by again...its always good to hear we are being consistent!
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great little restaurant with wonderful seafood and pasta options, I enjoyed their nightly special, blackened shrimp over pasta with a tomato cream sauce. The jalapeño fried ravioli were a great treat as well. In a very nice section of Melbourne with lots of shops, pubs, etc.

Visited June 2014
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Everything I've had here is excellent. Great salads, pasta dishes and martinis. Nice laid back atmosphere in down town Melbourne.

Visited June 2014
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