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Dave's Fresh Pasta

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81 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2738
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Meadow Vista, CA
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Richard H
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing artisanal bread, the best international ingredients, creative combos and passionate staff. While you wait for the panini press, you can shop browse and buy things like specialty anchovies, organic peanut butter with honey and delicious bevs you don't see just anywhere. Still glowing! NOM.

Thank ladybuggn
Mystic, Connecticut
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a busy, happening, eclectic and hectic place. Lots of savory sandwich choices. There were nine of us, and everybody was happy with their choice. Two people can easily split one. The Cuban was awesome, so was the beef and boursin, and the veggie one with goat cheese.

Thank Ted K
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We do take out here since we live across the street. It is our supper salvation. Dave's provisions are varied in taste but high in quality!

Thank Lynn N
Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Crowded, busy neighborhood store with a fascinating assortment of gourmet food items and sandwiches to go. Fun to watch the pasta makers at work on site, and see the fresh pasta and sauce specials.

Thank SecretPollyanna
Somerville, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

So many tasty items to order off the menu and also specialty food items to buy off the shelf. This is one of my favorite places in the Davis Square area and I'm always excited to go in to see what new creation is in store. A must-see if you ask me!

Thank Andrea B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?