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“Its not the olive garden”

Pasta Bella Restaurant & Bkry
Ranked #10 of 143 Restaurants in Fredericksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A small Family owned restaurant offering fresh Pasta done right. We Look forward to serving "Happy You."
Reviewed April 1, 2010

For a German town its an o.k. place for pasta, some good plates.

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Reviewed March 12, 2010

My husband & I traveled to Fredericksburg this past weekend. Our son & his wife had given us tickets to the Rock Box for Christmas. It's about a 2 hr drive from our home, so we decided to make a weekend of it. See an early show, have dinner, window shop, spend the night, then enjoy a leasurely drive home through the beautiful hill country. It had been quite some time since either of us had been to Fredericksburg, so I decided to do a search of restaurants within walking distance of the Rock Box. I was disappointed to see most of the German eateries had mediocre or worse reviews. Then I read the reviews for Pasta Bella. My husband & I both enjoy Italian food & it was only a block away from the Rock Bo, so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. When we arrived, we could see the restaurant was full. That it is in demand is always a good sign. The seating host promptly met us at the door to determine the size of our party. Instead of telling us how long the wait was going to be as is typical in most restaurants, he asked ""is a 20-30 min wait OK". This simple phrasing showed he understood that our time is valuable & that he would understand if we chose not to wait. We answered that the wait would be fine. Then he offered that he would be happy to take our cell phone number & call us when our table was ready so that we could continue to window shop instead of standing around the restaurant. We decided not to travel far as quite often the wait is less than expected. Before we could finish reading the menu that was posted outside, our phone was ringing. It had only been 10 minutes. The waitstaff was young, as is the case in most restaurants these days, but they were polite, courteous & working as hard & as fast as they could to tend to their guests. Our food was served in a timely manner, it was hot, the portions were large, the flavor was good & the price was reasonable. We could see the seating host gently guiding the waitstaff with a glance & a nod now & then. We would later learn the seating host was actually the owner. At one point he sat down at our table to chat with us a bit. Would I classify it as "fine" dining? No, but we weren't looking for "fine" dining. My husband is not one who wants to have to worry about choosing the right fork or worry about where his elbows are at. We enjoy a restaurant that has character, good service & good food in a setting where you can just relax & enjoy the meal. We found it at Pasta Bella. We will definitely go back the next time we're in Fredericksburg.

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Reviewed June 29, 2009

You've got to try the fried cheese ravioli and marinara; and the desserts....Oh My !!!

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Reviewed May 16, 2009

Nice people running the restaurant... BUT... Food only adequate.. Nothing special. Don't expect a fine Italian dining experience.

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Reviewed May 3, 2009

Food quality declined severly over the past year. Eat at olive garden for the same price and much better food. Sad because it used to be such a great little restaurant :( Service is still great and the atmosphere hasn't changed.

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