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“Good food, good service, relaxing island atmosphere.”

Island Pasta Company
Ranked #36 of 443 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Creative, casual cuisine influenced by the islands. Island Pasta Co. restaurant is one of the most popular dining destinations in downtown Melbourne, FL, and all of Brevard County. Our menu is chock full of flavorful pastas and amazing entrees with a twist. We were the first to bring the Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinhas, made with sugar cane rum, to the area. We are known for our mango and cucumber basil martinis. A new favorite, the Ring of Fire, incorporates tequila, fresh red pepper and mint. Come and enjoy Island Pasta Co., an intimate restaurant grounded on simple, creative and fun food, prepared with fresh ingredients.
Palm Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, relaxing island atmosphere.”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

If you like island-inspired American fare, this place is pretty good. We ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer with raspberry dipping sauce-- it was EXCELLENT! Some of the best coco shrimp I've ever had... and the raspberry sauce actually was the perfect compliment to the shrimp.

The husband had the Island Pasta- it's a curried bowtie pasta w/ chicken and toasted coconut... Not my cup of tea, but he really liked it. His blue side salad was really delicious- with bleu cheese, fresh grapes, candies pecans and the three cheese dressing.

I ordered the mojo pulled pork with sweet plantains and seasonal veggies (grilled yellow squash and zucchini)... this dish was a little disappointing to me. Here's why: first, the waitress said that the pork is slow roasted and pulled by hand... if this is the case, then I don't see why 50% of what was pulled was inedible fat. That said, the actual pulled meat was very moist and flavorful-- I just had to sort through the fatty pieces to find it! The sweet plantains were not authentic-tasting: the plantains were not ripe enough and the outside of the plantains was not caramelized and slightly crispy as I think they should be. The grilled squash was good but an awkward companion to pulled mojo pork.

Despite my disappointments, this was a great restaurant experience. The food was out super fast, the servers were very nice and attentive, the atmosphere was so relaxing. Next time, I'll order the coco shrimp and blue salad... Mmm mmm good!

  • Visited August 2012
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Indialantic, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“one of my faves”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

so delicious! one of my top picks for food in town. pasta dishes are unique- i love the trenchtown tortelini, cheese tortelini in alfredo w/ bananas and grapes, sounds weird but its awesome!

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“great happy hour - food and drinks”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Bartender provides good service and makes the visit fun.

Visited June 2012
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Suwannee
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Food was delicious, and tasty.. Nice inside and out dining. Great service. Good value too.

Visited December 2011
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Melbourne, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fried banana cheesecake is to die for!”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

I also love the Trenchtown Tortellini, Empanadas, all their appetizers, a couple sandwiches I've had there. Great drink menu. Try the Cucumber Martini or this drink with Ginger Beer. It's worth the trip!

Visited June 2012
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