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“Welcoming, lively atmosphere...GREAT food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pastaria

Pastaria
Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Olathe, Kansas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Welcoming, lively atmosphere...GREAT food!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

In town for a girl strip, we made the easy 5 minute walk here from the Ritz Carlton hotel. Great space, fun atmosphere, kind & sincere service. The 5 of us shared several dishes, all of which were a hit. The risotto ball appetizer we so good we ordered a second. Our favorites were the lasagna and the butternut squash pizza. Don't worry, they have cheese and pepperoni for the non-adventurous or the kiddos. Great bar with a wonderful variety, we tried two of the Italian themed drinks, both were scrumptious. Of course, head to end the night with gelato. When in "Rome", right? The goat cheese and salted caramel were phenomenal. Prices were fair, pizza is big enough for 2-3 depending on your appetite if that's all you're ordering.

Visited March 2014
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English first
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329 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“New favorite place in town”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

I’ve heard and read a lot about this place and had to try it during a recent visit to St. Louis. The tables are fairly close together and it can get noisy inside. We went mid week for dinner and still had to wait around 20 minutes for a table. The restaurant doesn't accept reservations so go at an off time or be prepared to wait. They do offer parking in the lot next door which is convenient.

Rather than try one of their salads (as nothing stood out) we decided to share a pizza instead. The pizzas are cooked in a wood fire oven and they offer both your standard and some unusual toppings. The crust was thin and the pizza had the right combination of sauce, toppings and cheese.

Now to the Pasta. They make it in house and have a display area where you can see them making and drying the various options. The sauces were also very good. We tried the Stozzapreti (which is like a Bolognese) and boy was it good. You easily become a member of the clean plate club when you eat there. They also have gluten-free pasta too. Since we passed on the salad, we ordered a side of roasted broccoli and that too was excellent.
They have a decent bar area to help you pass the time along with a good wine list. I’ve also heard they have good gelato but we are going to have to sample that next time. I can’t wait to go back! Pastaria is a keeper.

  • Visited February 2014
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Missouri
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I have had dinner at Pastaria about half a dozen times with small groups and large groups. Every time has been a great experience and everyone devoured their food. They only use fresh pasta with amazing from scratch sauces. The bucatini is my favorite. The pizzas are fantastic. Cooked in a wood fire oven with both basic and unique toppings. Don't skip the Brussels sprouts or gelato. Service is always attentive and helpful. Fridays and Saturdays are busy but they have a well stocked bar to help you pass the time while you wait for a table.

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Thank jbatisto
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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

This place came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The homemade pasta was incredible and reasonably priced.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Great lunch”
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Cannot say enough about this restaurant. Food was awesome, service was excellent and the price reasonable. Highly recommend this establishment. Coming back again hopefully soon.

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Thank Bill B
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