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Dave's Fresh Pasta

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81 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2738
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This wonderful shop offers a little trip into another world, chock full of delicious foods, fresh vegetables, interesting wines, homemade pastas, and outstanding sandwiches. All staff are friendly, attentive, efficient, helpful in spite of the crowds and numerous frequenter-fans. I live two blocks away and often go to Dave's to buy supplies for lunch, dinner or later in the week... More 

Thank grace_peters
Somerville, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to get some take out food and bring it home. Stuff is so fresh and you can tell it is made with love. Unusuall types of food too!

Thank ddlily
Roscoe, Illinois
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a quaint place. Very unique sandwiches and FRESH PASTA!!! What a treat. We ate lunch there one afternoon and the place was packed! Be forewarned there really isn't much room to sit and eat but to grab an sandwich and go it is perfect. We had 3 different sandwiches and all 3 were fantastic I highly recommend. We also... More 

Thank gidget&rocky
Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hands down the best sandy around - massive heapings of meat, cheese and fresh bread, heck yes. This place is literally the best around and even though the prices may be a tad high at $9-$11 per sandwich they're 100% worth it and if bad places are charging the same whats the issue? Other than the lunch counter their pasta's,... More 

Thank Matt C
Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Good for a quick eat. Quick service. Good food. Simple and decent. Nothing extraordinary!

Thank eliza j
Meadow Vista, CA
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is one of those places that just draws you in. You don't need to read any reviews, you just walk by, and you look in, and you just have to take a peek inside. My wife and I have traveled a lot, and have had sandwiches all over the world, and Dave's is a top 5 place on our... More 

Thank mrsleep
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Dave's fresh pasta is small but delicious, it has many foods to choose from the service is outstanding and it meets all the needs of its customers. My only concern is that there are long lines at lunch time so i recommend getting your food a bit early.

Thank Dan V
Somerville, MA
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

The sandwiches kick A@@. and this is the kind of place where you always walk out with a couple extra things you didn't think you needed, but you HAD to have because the looked (and ultimately wer) so delicious. Dave and crew are always hustling and for the mosst part happy. It's a fun place to go to excepy when... More 

Thank melikefood
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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609 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

The food is really fresh and tastes great! There are plenty of choices for all. Very nice ambient and some limited seating outside in the summer. Cheap prices! Service is great!

Thank Danuza
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Lily and Kit, like so many others, state how fun and vibrant Dave's Fresh Pasta Shop is. And they are all understating the sense of community vibrancy swirling about his domain. Eavesdropping on Dave's story, Dave related to a customer the day I visited, I peeked into the pasta storefront space, then the cheese/kitchen prep space. At the corner is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-666-0656

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?