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Pasta Fresca

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$9 - $22
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Italian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

Cute and charming restaurant that serves a variety of pasta dishes. Nicely decorated with a rustic feel, place was clean. Our server was friendly and attentive. One of my family members did not receive the right dish and had to wait awhile for the correct...dish to be server. The meals do not come with fresh bread which was a little disappointing. The noodles were the best part of each dish. The chicken parm was a little dry and the meatballs were not moist. All the meals could have been warmer.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed November 2, 2021 via mobile

Family run business for over 20 years. Pasta and sauces made fresh daily. Classic and signature dishes. Prices equal to, or better than, Olive Garden. Servings are generous. Ample parking. Dine in, carry out or delivery available. So happy we decided to try this place,...simply because it was closer to where we live. When I want Italian now, this will be first on the list. I’m just sorry it took me 11 months to find them.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2021 via mobile

We have enjoyed meals since here many times, but tonight’s dinner disappointed every one of us. We were a party of 6 who ordered various entrees. The cheese bread appetizer was excellent as always, but that is where the accolades stop. I had a shrimp...and pasta dish, my husband had scallops. Both were rather fishy and not up to the usual standards. No one was particularly impressed with their meals. Sorry to see the quality slipping here. We won’t be going back anytime soon!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

This place has the tastiest pasta and dessert dishes I’ve ever had! They make their pasta fresh and you can choose which pasta you want from several options. We had garlic bread with the best marinara I’ve ever tasted for an appetizer. We ordered the...Seared Scallops with fettuccine and the Creole Mex with spinach fettuccine for dinner and both were amazing! We also ordered dessert - Italian creme lemon cake and Tiramisu - which were both scrumptuous. The restaurant is nicely decorated with rustic wood accents and they have outdoor seating. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, especially our server Kayla. Thank you #pastafresca for a wonderful 30th anniversary dinner!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed April 25, 2021 via mobile

All of our food was fine and the service we had was superb. They are still physically distancing inside by keeping some tables vacant. We were able to walk in on an early Saturday evening, though, and be seated right away. Had the bruschetta, ravioli,...and loaded spaghetti - all terrific! You’ll likely need a box to take half the loaded spaghetti home. As a bonus, their cocktails are wonderful, too.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 24, 2021

The meal was great, but the takeout service left much to be desired. After adding a service fee (that was not clearly disclosed), they sent texts stating that the food was being prepared and we would get another text when the food was prepared. After...waiting outside past the time stated, I finally went in to find that the food had been sitting out for a while. We took the food home to eat and then got a text about 40 minutes later stating that our food was ready. Pasta Fresca has great food, but they do not have a good system for takeout.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

Very slow, told order would be ready in 25 to 30 minutes. It over 50 minutes. I was told bread would come with the meals and it did not.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

Would like to give a rating of zero if this is an option. This is not a family friendly restaurant and we were discriminated against for having two toddlers with us. The restaurant was less than 70% full when we arrived but we were told...there would be at least 30 minutes wait. There was no one at the waiting area. Everyone else who came after we did (at least 4 separate groups) were immediately seated. We were shocked by this kind of discrimination in 2019!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2019

Hi Christine, Thank you for your honest feedback. We sincerely apologize that you felt this way, it was absolutely not our intention. We love kids at Pasta Fresca. We have a great kids menu and coloring sheets to keep them busy. We are a family...More

Reviewed October 14, 2019

The people are nice and the portions are generous. Don’t need a first dish. The design of the restaurant is modern.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

As I said in the title the all of the pasta dishes ranged from good to excellent. Ambiance was a bit lacking and service was adequate. Those minor negatives aside we’ll definitely be going back simply for the pasta and sauces which were all done...right. Minor things like bread with EOV cost extra which seems strangely unwelcoming. But we’ll still go back for the food. :>)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

Pleasant and clean surroundings. Lost a of options a on the menu. They have angel hair pasta. Including spinach angel hair pasta They also have a sriracha marinara sauce. The saladwas large and fresh and had an excellent dressing. The garlic bread was going to...d but would.have liked a crispier crust. The sriracha saice on the angel haor was perfect! You like spicy? Then this is your sauce. Excellent!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

We love Pasta Fresca for a special occasion or just for a dinner out with family. We’ve celebrated birthdays here but also have decided to grab a meal here on a weekend. The pasta is fresh and delicious as well as the creamy marinara. Don’t...forget to get some loaded bread-just go ahead and get a whole loaf you’ll be glad you did. Locally owned.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Family outing to celebrate a birthday with young family members. Seated quickly with call ahead seating and orders taken promptly. However, the wait on food to table delivery was almost 45 minutes. Even the basic orders of spaghetti and meatballs were very disappointing - gummy...pasta, tough meatballs - we barely touched and the waitress was unfazed. The gnocchi and tortellini were said to be good. Scattered service, very busy (it was a weekend eve) - enough negatives that we wouldn’t recommend or return.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

Pasta Fresca is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We went for Mother's Day, and it did not disappoint! The food was so delicious, and the service was excellent. Our appetizer of Caprese Salad was fresh and yummy, and plenty for three adults. The salads...prior to the meal were crisp and flavorful. Our entrees were terrific!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Went out last night and dined at Pasta Fresca, place was busy. Hostesses were polite, server was polite. Food was good, server forgot to ring in our app, but she owned it and got it out to us but not till dinner was almost half...done. Usually I would have expected some kind of discount on the app for being so late but it didn't happen. Oh well. It'll probably just be awhile before returning.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Pasta Fresca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5