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“Tiny gem”
Review of i-Pasta

i-Pasta
Ranked #6 of 256 Restaurants in West Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Pasta galore in a true Italian meal experience without the jet lag! Rustic interior, soothing ambiance, and a place where you will develop a new kind of tooth...
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tiny gem”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

i-Pasta might be small, but it offers a diverse menu. You can choose from a dozen or so different sauces. Once you've selected the sauce, you can either let the kitchen pick the perfect shape pasta based on their experience, or you can select your own. The meals start with a taste of cheese and walnuts while you check out the specials on the chalk board. Because the food is cooked to order, the service is slow, not a place to bring a passel of hungry children. The portions are generous. It's a little quirky--they serve water in tiny glasses, which are almost begrudgingly refilled. They don't serve coffee, and the only desserts are frozen confections that you pretty much have to find for yourself in a freezer across from the pasta display. It's a BYOB on Gay Street, a short walk to a parking garage.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
New London, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food - Quirky Reservation Process”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Multiple visits - Each time excellent food and service. Traditional fresh antipasti options, house salad is simple with perfect balanced B-V. Salamone and Carbonara are favorites so far. Would be nice if they would add on-line reservations (Open Table, etc.). Good value.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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346 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
“Boring Pasta and Indifferent Service”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

With five diners, we had the opportunity to check out a variety of dishes. First the good news: The cheese and walnuts that are served gratis were lovely. The overall effect would have been improved however if the bread was good--it was not. The salads with arugula were good. I was excited to see speck on the salad menu, but it was ruined by being wrapped around mediocre fresh mozzarella. The pastas were boring, tasteless, greasy. Each diner left a pile of pasta on the plate. Absolutely nothing to recommend any of the choices. We had to wander back towards the kitchen area when we needed service. Noisy when full. Not a bargain.

  • Visited November 2012
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wayne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely delicous”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

As I entered with my wife I had my doubts, because of the reviews I saw. we were shown to the table and they brought us complementary dish with cheese and walnuts and bread with tomato sauce dip. The dishes were brought out very nicely, and everything was delicious. The people there were all very nice too... I highly recommend this place to everyone.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank adam f
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Boston
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A gastronomic let down”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We left really disappointed. The service was slow and inconsistent--they were apparently shorthanded (or so the waitress informed us); the food was insipid and I had to stand by the kitchen entrance to beg for some parmigiano cheese to enliven our dishes (did not quite do the trick). We ended up rotating our meals around the table to see who found whose dish more edible. The servers seemed too cordial yet flustered for us to complain or return our meals, which is what I might have done in any more established eatery. We just left, got dessert elsewhere and will not return. I guess every restaurant can have a bad night.

  • Visited December 2012
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