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“Great place for Italian pasta and more!”
Review of Loose Noodle Pasta House - CLOSED

Loose Noodle Pasta House
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Central coast California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place for Italian pasta and more!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Four of us arrived without reservations one evening before a local half-marathon race. There was a special Runners Menu only that night for those wanting to carb up. There were several pasta-based selections but all were hearty in size and delicious. Scampi, in particular, was copious - not just a few shrimp on top. The low $15.95 fixed price included a soup or salad - the salad was a not some pre-made bag of chopped iceberg, but rather a large tasty portion of arugula, spring greens and other items. The wine selection is limited but what they have is very good and the feature a house chianti that is popular. Service is attentive and friendly but not obtrusive. We will be back to try out their regular menu soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Eddie H
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
“Friendly, helpful service”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I had spoken with the hostess previously to set up a catering option for a wedding rehearsal dinner. They were prompt with emailing information and very helpful since this was done long-distance. Upon arrival in Monterey, we stopped in and had lunch in order to check it out. (Good variety of options on a reasonably-priced lunch menu.) The chicken alfredo was very tasty; the ravioli with marinara was OK, but the real attraction was the service. The dishes we ordered for catering more than met our expectations. The lasagna was delicious and the sausage penne was good. The portions were very generous and plenty of additional sauces were included. All in all, it was a good experience and I would definitely return on any subsequent visit. For dining in, the restaurant atmosphere is very pleasant; white tablecloths and a quiet setting are a plus, and the location on a main street makes it very easy to find.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AzEME2013
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Springfield, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Very good wine!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Got recommendation by a friend and so we made a reservation for dinner. The atmosphere is romantic, clean, the service is great but I am not impressed with the pasta I had (shrimp scampi). However the wine and the bruschetta tasted very good!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Charms F
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Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“"Greasy food, not tasty"”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were tired form 15 hours of travel and decided to order in and the Loose Noodle delivered to the hotel. The food was greasy,marinara sauce tasted funky, and the pasta undercooked.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank PTTraveler101
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Manchester, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We ate at the Loose Noodle last Friday. Had the best Italian food I've ever had anywhere. The service was great and the wine was great. I should have asked for the meatball recipe. I'm still thinking of my first bite....heaven. The sauce was perfection. Wish I didn't live on the East coast, I could be there every week.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank DonandDiane
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