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“Overrated”
Review of La Casa Pasta

La Casa Pasta
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Ranked #18 of 371 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Our first visit, but we tried enough dishes to know this is no "five star" Italian restaurant. Food comparable to the chain Italian restaurants, but prices about 50% higher. Fortunately, they do offer some discounts, like occasional coupons on restaurant.com. A discount is necessary to make the value equation here plausible.

We thought the pasta dishes -- their namesake -- were particularly disappointing. They just lacked the flavor nuances that an exceptional Italian restaurant would have. Even the bread and pizza were just "eh". The veal saltimbocca was their best effort.

For dessert, we split a chocolate molten cake. It was pretty good, but missing the molten part. And at $8, expensive for what it was.

Service was slow. Our waitress inexplicably disappeared for 20 minutes after giving us the desert menus.

Wine list was expensive. $30+.

Overall, we were left wondering why the restaurant was pretty crowded, and how they won a "Best of Delaware" award.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Quiet, understated, that os the atmosphere. Service, polite, professional bit with a family feel. (The ones you look forward to seeing) The food is exquisite, yet not expensive. I look forward to my next visit.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food was good but a little bland. Service was OK even during busy Friday night. Overpriced considering the quality of the food.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We have been here a few times and they don't dissapoint. We didn't know about the early afternoon buffet for $12.95 but I'm sure we will be back soon to test it out. Everything was well prepared and the homemade pasta was excellent.

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1  Thank Shane M
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have lived in Newark, Delaware for ten years and never discovered this gem until tonight. We were on the way to a movie at People's Plaza and this was on the way. Great atmosphere and attentive staff. The salad, entree and dessert were all a perfect 10 !!!

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