DC Pasta
DC Pasta

DC Pasta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://restaurantdante.us/dcPasta-index.html
  • Phone: 4402388500x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5pm - 9pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dante Boccuzzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Falling Water Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from DC Pasta
PASTA, PANE, VINO
Italian Heritage prevails at The D.C.Pasta Co. Come enjoy a casual, true Italian experience. A collaboration between Dante Boccuzzi and Carmela del Busso. All the pastas are made in house in a traditional old world fashion. The Italian wine list features 30 wines under 30 dollars. The diner is able to choose between three different sizes on our pasta menu. This is affordable Italian dining we all have been waiting for.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
DC Pasta reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (44)special occasion (30)good for groups (21)romantic (16)notable wine list (15)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service was excellent. I was surprised to see on a Saturday night at 7:30/8 pm we were only one of a handful of occupied tables. It has probably been 8 months since our last visit to DC Pasta - last time we were there it was standing room only. I don't know what has happened but something needs to be done to increase traffic.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience in area!
    Collegeparents
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall food options were terrific for an Italian meal. The concept of small plates and mix-and-match appetizers works well, especially combined with the quality of the food. Service was great. We occasionally visit the area and this was our first visit to DC Pasta, based on other reviews - we were not disappointed. Will definitely return when back in the Cleveland area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    edandcat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our party of four visited DC Pasta on Saturday, August 30, 2014. We had outstanding service, with a friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive waiter. The food was also outstanding. Our party of four tried a combination of entrees and small plates and there was not a loser in the bunch. As might be expected, the pasta dishes were best of all, with freshly made pasta and wonderful sauces, including a meaty strozzapreti bolognese (pig-tale shaped pasta with meat sauce) and a flavorful spaghetti alle vongole (featuring clams, Italian parsley, garlic, and white wine). Other winners were a meat-filled cannelloni entree and the cotolette alla valdostana (veal cutlet, ham, and fontina cheese).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    casdiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was very good. Dinner was very good. Salad could have had more ingredients (seemed kind of plain for a la carte item) but it was fresh. Waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Juls
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have always loved DC Pasta! They're homemade pasta is fresh and delicate and perfectly matched with the sauces. They're polenta is out of this world!! The salads are outstanding also, however, this last time they WWWWAAYYYY oversalted it. But that was unusual. The mussels and polenta apps were out of this world! Make sure you get extra bread to soak up the sauce!!! Can't miss here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, but.............
    jbphotos
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A group of us went out for a birthday dinner & wine. The wine was excellent as was our server Kurt. I would have put the food at very good but the linguine with clam sauce was a huge disappointment. It was cooked pasta with a few clams, lacked seasoning and there was zero sauce- for that I could have made that dish at home. Otherwise the food was very good. I was surprised that the owner or part owner "Johnny" was there seating customers in a dirty ill fitting polo shirt- he looked like he was a landscaper at the end of his day. Please for the sake of your customers come to work clean, and dressed properly. You will find a busier restaurant, we were there at 6:30 with a decent crowd but it became a very empty dinning room at 8:30.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at a fair price
    RejuvenateClevelandx2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The choice in amount of pasta is much appreciated. Every restaurant should offer this option. The wine was good, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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  • Delicious!
    Will
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A pasta lovers delight! To me pasta is "just okay"... I ordered a salmon filet served with pesto and eggplant. It was delicious! The three other family members in our party all ordered pasta and they all loved their choices. The is data is homemade. Walter, our server did a great job. We appreciated his quick wit and sense of humor. Ambiance is quaint. This was our first time dining at DC Pasta but it won't be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday 8/16
    Kathy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband & I had appetizers, salads, pasta entrees, dessert and wine and all of it was wonderful! The different size pasta offerings is one of my favorite things here, allows for so much variety without overeating or paying! Our server was attentive without being overbearing and the entire evening was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that impressed
    Fondudata
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had high hopes after reading the reviews for this restaurant. Loved the menu choices, but after trying 4 different entrees between us, we all agreed that their dishes simply aren't that flavorful. We've been to very similar restaurants who executed their menu better. I'm guessing it may have to do with the quality of their ingredients. I will say the apricot mustard was fabulous! However this was a one time visit for us.
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  • Great pasta in a tapas format
    cynla19
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We liked being able to order three different portion sizes of pasta so we could sample a number of things of the menu. Great pasta "chew" and toppings. We were there nearly 3 hours. The atmosphere is casual but the food isn't...a good thing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I had a very nice meal. The homemade pasta was excellent. It was our first visit and not our last...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Been there twice and have been impressed each time service and food are great. I have already recommended this place to daily and friends, i would go back in a minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love this restaurant for it's changing seasonal menu and the opportunity to choose different sized portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice find
    EmptyNestFoodies
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I did a search for a new restaurant and found this place. The feel and atmosphere of the restaurant was very relaxing. I loved the tasting menu. In fact everyone in our group had the selections off of the tasting menu and we all shared our options. The Eggplant Croquettes were suggested by our server and were great. What a great experience. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to try a few new things or someone that has a hard time making up their mind. Service was perfect we were not rushed in the least. Our server was not overpowering or over the top. He seemed to show up at just the right time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, interesting Italian food
    funtime
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I've been to DC Pasta before and, as always, the food is delicious. You can order the pasta in three different sizes, so it's fun and easy to order tastes of many variations and share them around the table. Meatballs can also be ordered a la carte. The atmosphere is casual and the decor is clean and uncluttered. A good place to go for really good, reasonably priced fresh pasta. The server was abrupt and a little annoying, but it didn't ruin the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pam's birthday
    maroo358
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our family of 4 went last week on 7/15/14. Kurt was our waiter, he was great, explained how DC's food was served. All of our food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Russell
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at DCPASTA. The food,wine and service were all excellent! The atmosphere was very relaxing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Dad's favorite place
    Fridaynitesout
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is consistently great, love the portion sizes to choose from. Waiters/waitresses friendly. Young ones clearing table are very attentive! My 80 year old Dad chooses this for every Friday night dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante does it right
    FussyFoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The sample size portions are just right. The meatballs are delicious and a value. The meats, cheeses and olives are great to share. Very well done! Cudos to Dante!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    jeffpoulinn
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The service and food were both incredible. I've had many different plates from DC, and never been remotely disappointed. The service sets the restaurant apart though. The wait staff is energetic and hard working, and the management is clearly very competent. The one and only con is the view- its of a bmv parking lot, dairy queen, and pearl road. That being said, the other factors more than make up for this and make this restaurant my favorite in Strongsville.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need to go back to make a decision
    stamandVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was great, food okay. Despite it being homemade pasta the quality wasn't the greatest. Portions, however were large and two of us had enough for leftovers.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really excellent food
    joe1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Variety of Italian fare is excellent, also the variety of portion sizes is ideal. The food is very good from beginning to end and service is outstansing. If you go there ask for Curt to be your waiter. We have been there twice in the last month, have had diffent entrees each time and would go there again without batting an eye. Try the egg plant crocquette appetizer and the lamb meatballs.
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  • Great Pasta
    Scott
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was the second time my wife and I have been to DC Pasta. Both times the pasta and meatballs have been cooked properly and the service has been very friendly. If your looking for some great pasta and meatballs then DC Pasta is a must to try.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of a place
    Dragondiner621
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Kinda hidden in a small business strip on Pearl rd is this great neighborhood gem. Authentic Italian food and a fabulous wine list. Most of the wines are under 30$ a bottle. I had the Bolognese sauce as my main dish and two tasting dishes of their other pastas. All were extraordinary. Highly recommend this restaurant. Very reasonable on the pricing too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Loved It!
    Uneelle
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We ate there this week and I loved it! I especially loved the ability to order 3different sizes of pasta. I ordered Tasting potions the cavatelli with fennel sausage, broccoli rabe, pecorino cheese and clams with white wine sauce. The clams pasta was OK, but nothing extraordinary. But the cavatelli was luscious! If I could have, I'd have picked up the bowl and drunk the remaining sauce. Next time I'll order that one again and try the carbonara that so many have raved about. The wine list is reasonable and it's great to have so many choices by the glass. We shared a tiramisu for dessert. Tasty and VERY rich! Can't imagine eating it by myself. The service was very attentive and our waiter was knowledgable and helpful. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and menu options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had dinner Friday evening with two couples who had not been at DCPasta before. The food was delicious as always and all enjoyed their meals. The menu has options that suit anyone's tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Visit
    PastaLover
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food and service were great. I wIll definitely visit again. I took my teachers to DC Pasta to celebrate the end of the school year and they were all pleasantly surprised and plan on visiting with their spouses.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, bit of a drive
    HarleyraddocVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This is certainly in the "neighborhood gem" category. The food was very good. The plates were stylish, but odd. Every time I speared my salad with my fork, lettuce spilled over the side. Funny at first, but a little annoying later. My wife's fork kept sliding off her pasta bowl if she tried to rest it on the edge. I know, you're not supposed to "gang plank" utensils, but we all do. Here, nope: they slide and crash to the table. Just little niggles. Our waiter was ok, but seemed either bored with his job, or perhaps disinterested in us. No biggie. The salumi and cheese that we had were delicious. The pasta dishes that we had were eaten with vigor. And my pork tenderloin was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 445 reviews are from the DC Pasta reviews archive.
  • Consistently excellent
    vjfratiani
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    My wife and I love DC Pasta. We discovered it a couple of years ago when we were dating and it's a perfect romantic spot. A date night staple, but it is a once in a while treat because the prices are steeper than other places nearby. Service is great. We've had the same waiter multiple times. We figure the employees must be treated well if the wait staff is low turnover. The menu isn't huge, but it is enough for most people to find something they will like. There are also nightly specials that add variety to an already strong lineup. If you want a great little Italian restaurant with authentic cuisine and a small, cozy feel that's classy to boot, DC Pasta is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great choice if you enjoy pasta!
    MarkKVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Another great OpenTable recommendation! This unique menu allows you to choose from several fresh pastas and sauces, in three different serving sizes - allowing you to mix and enjoy three "tasting" size preparations. You can also choose from five different meatballs, and there are delicious appetizers - we had frutti di mare. And, you can choose to start with selections of olives, charcuterie and cheeses. Desserts of chocolate mousse and gelato were also fantastic. Our waiter, Eric, helped us navigate the menu and wine list. Worth a short drive if you're flying into/out of CLE.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost hidden but great food
    BobFromOhioVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This restaurant is quite a find. To begin, there is a huge array of olives, marinated veggies, meats and cheeses so you can build your own antipasto. Then there are other appetizers, salads, a set of pastas and sauces in three different sizes, and a small set of full entrees. For foodies who want to put together that perfect combination of antipasto and pasta, DC Pasta is fantastic. The wine list is very good, with a surprisingly large number of very good wines in the $20-35 range. Overall the food was fantastic and our server Walter did a great job. The only downside was that the food runners and busing staff need more training (sloppy cleaning of tables).
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor for a number of reasons
    Geoo
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Started off poorly. We asked for a regular level table when seated at a high chair table and the request was refused. We were told this is reserved for groups of 4. When we left, three groups of two were seated in the tables we requested. Food was Ok. A $20 overcharge in the bill was noted and corrected after we brought it to the attention of the waitress. Finally, when these errors were presented to the manager, he did not even say sorry. Very poor all the way around.
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  • Awesome food and service
    Ultimate
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The pasta was homemade and very fresh. My wife loves the ravioli because it's fresh and stuffed with a lot of filling. Highly recommended dining spot.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strongsville Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Knowing Chef Dante's pedigree and reputation, I fully expected the marvelous flavors of DC Pasta. But I didn't know he'd offer his wares at a "nice price", making fine dining affordable to those on a budget!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't let the location throw you
    FoodieInTheCLE
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Yes, it's in what looks like a strip mall...don't let that throw you. The food here is as good as (if not better) than what you would get at a downtown hot spot. It's a great place to get scratch made, flavorful food fit for any foodie without leaving the suburbs. It's difficult to choose what to order, because it all looks so good! I would come with friends who like sharing, have everyone order something different, then go to town! The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. This is not your ordinary suburban restaurant, and that's a good thing!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    whittlethemiddle
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We tried the salads and pasta this visit. We like how the food is always good no matter what we get. We've never had a bad meal there in our 6-8 visits.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the pasta! Go on a weekday!
    Bigjim
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We've been here several times. This time we came with friends for their first visit. They menu is a little confusing at first but the food is very good. The staff is attentive. We were a little put off by the initial reception. Our group of four arrived on time for our 5:30 Saturday Open Table reservation for four and there seemed to be some confusion on where to put us. The place was empty at that point. They may have been overbooked,I don't know. Also you do feel a little crammed in there with the set up forcing the waiters to reach in front of you across the table to grab dishes. The manager was pacing around with a worried look most of the time we were there. I do like this restaurant but will make sure future visits are on weekdays.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I would say this was great place to eat the menu was different . you could taste a lot different pastas in three size plates. I really enjoyed my diner, and I will go back.
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    Kid-Friendly
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  • DC Pasta Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food, as usual, was very good. One of our party ordered the ravioli special, and it was wonderful. The only issue we have found here has been service. Appetizer plates and an empty wine glass were left on the table, almost until we left the restaurant. The waiter was very busy, so I believe it was one of the young ladies who was supposed to "bus" these items, but, although they came by for other things, they did not remove the used items.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.