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Pasta Freska Italian Restaurant

#172 of 3,017 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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1515 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-3010 (8th Ave. N)
2062831515
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Illiopolis, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had made reservations for 6:00 and we were a bit early, so when we arrived we were sat right away. Mike, the owner, came to our table and asked a few questions of what we like, don't like, can't eat ...We never saw a menu the entire time, they just kept bringing out food for us. Sometimes we at... More 

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sacramento
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this little gem of an italian ristorante, on a whim for my birthday last night. We loved it from the moment we walked in. From decor to serving styles, and to start the evening by speaking to the chef himself! Chef Mike came to the table, asked preferences of food type questions , from do you like... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to try a delicious Italian meal. I read other reviews and noticed there was no menu at the restaurant. The chef talks to you about your food likes and dislikes when you arrive, and then serves you numerous courses. First, we had salads for three people. Second, they brought the most delicious eggplant parmigiana to us. They... More 

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minnesota
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

In town for a wedding, we found this restaurant by walking by it. Seven of us went for dinner. The staff pushed the tables together and instead of handing us menus, started handing us platters of delicious food and bottle after bottle of good red wine. Each course was an authentic, amazing treat. More of our large Italian family joined... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Seattle and if anything will make it unforgettable, it will be our experience dining at Pasta Freska. They start off by telling you there is no menu, and the chef interviews you to determine what you will eat. I would tell you how many courses we had, but I lost count. The food was... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

So lets start off to know what you getting into: like others have said, no menu and be prepared to wait if prime dining time. Also, if you are going to eat here, make sure you have plenty of time (at least hour); don't be rushed or make plans to do anything after...enjoy the scene and food/wine. We simply drove... More 

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Thank Nicoya-Americano85
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

As there is no menu, they kinda just keep serving you food. However, everything they give you (it changes nightly) is DELICIOUS and although expensive, I would highly recommend it!

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Thank Anna W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Evertime we visit Seattle we have to eat here. It is always an adventure and always delicious. The service is wonderful and friendly.

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Bothell
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Have you ever found that place you want to share with everyone but you don't want anyone to know about because then it will get to crowded and ruin it? Pasta Freska is that place for me. Here's what I love about it: No menus - Are you ready for a beautiful dinner? Just tell Michael and his team what... More 

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Thank Shaun H
Chicago, Illinois
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177 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My wife and I have walked by Pasta Freska for the better part of a year before deciding to stop in a few weeks ago. We were intrigued by the reviews we read online, and are now glad to be counted among those enticing others to visit. Upon arrival, the chef promptly seated us and arrived at our table to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-3010
    (8th Ave. N)
  • Public Transportation: Metro RT 17, RT 30, RT 74 (Westlake Ave), RT 28 & RT 26 (Dexter Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 2062831515
Description
Pasta Freska Italian Restaurant offers a unique and fresh new way to enjoy fine dining. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, near Queen Anne and Lake Union, Pasta Freska's head chef visits each and every table, asking the likes of each guest, then prepares a meal based upon those conversations pared with the perfect glass of wine. Fresh bread and pasta, seafood, wonderful salads and an extensive wine list are just a few of the many great things awaiting your visit at Pasta Freska. The perfect place for a first date, anniversary, family dinner, group dinner or just a night to enjoy some amazing dishes, Pasta Freska aims to please.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?