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Pasta Fresca

4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
+1 803-787-1838
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
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Reviewed yesterday

Having just moved nearby, we have started to explore our new neighborhood and all that is has to offer. Pasta Fresca came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed the Pasta Fresca Ravioli stuffed with a mixture of spinach, walnuts, cheese and topped...More

Thank cjemeryjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've enjoyed Pasta Fresca for quite some time now. The food is delicious. The homemade pasta, creamy marinara and bruschetta are my absolute favorites. The staff is amazing. A great place to enjoy Italian cuisine without breaking the bank.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally in Columbia in early evening so can experience this place. Had the Chicken Parm and my friend had the spinach & chicken lasagne. Both offerings were really good and the pasta was excellent. Menu said small salad and it was really not small. Great...More

Thank quigley2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just learned tonight that if you get there early you can save every bar seat for your guests. They have no policy on how long you can save stools. So get there early and even if your guests can't arrive for hours they will have...More

2  Thank Don C
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We’ve dined at Pasta Fresca a number of times and have always found it quite satisfactory. On this occasion we were seated in a comfortable booth, had fast, attentive service (thank you, Ashton), enjoyed a very reasonably priced domestic beer ($2.50) and tried a few...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Our go to spot for fresh pasta dishes. Always seems to have very caring waiters and waitresses and the food has never disappointed. Because the restaurant is quite popular it can have a bit of a wait but even so, it’s well worth it for...More

Thank annagracesc
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service. The staff was friendly and our food cane out quick. It’s more of a date setting but it’s also a good place to just have wine with friends.

Thank Anin A
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

When we lived in Forest Acres, we ate at Pasta Fresca often. We ate there when it was a little hole-in-the-wall place, and visited when they moved locations. It was so good...then. Now, not so much. They removed some awesome dishes from the menu, and...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Had a decent vegetarian meal here and found the sauces to be excellent. The atmosphere was ok and service was great.

Thank steve-USABoston
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Happy hour and bar menus on a Tuesday night was great. We had scallops crab cakes and bread with cheese. Good food good prices and excellent service

Thank Lemuel12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$9 - $22
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-787-1838
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Pasta Fresca is a local, family-owned restaurant that has been in Forest Acres for 17+ years. 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 $4 house wines and house liquors and $2.50 domestic beers. Get your comfort food fix at a charming Forest Acres original. To view our dinner menu, please click the link to our website: pasta-fresca.net
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