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DC Pasta

DC Pasta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://restaurantdante.us/dcPasta-index.html
  • Phone: (440) 238-8500
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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."
    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)."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Everything was excellent except for the noise level. One of our group has hearing aids and it was to noisy for them to be able to work well. Next time I would mention it when making a reservation. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great service and the food is absolutely fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great find in an area without much "fine" dining. As other reviewers mentioned, decor is non-descript. Food however was excellent from the crab cake with citrus cream and arugula to the house made pastas. Flavor and presentation were both excellent. Decent wine list by both glass and bottle. Learned later this is owned by same folks that run Dante's. Service was a little slow but we hit the Saturday night rush and the host warned us when we were seated that the kitchen was busy. Will definitely return. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have had in a while. Everyone was very pleased. Service was excellent as well. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Not your average spaghetti house! DC Pasta is always fun with very good food. Creative pasta dishes are so inviting to try with different portions available. It was good to see the lamb and mint back! They were wonderful in accommodating my wife's dietary needs, as well as pasta for our 19-month old grandson."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Wonderful as usual. Great food and service. Tasting portions are perfect as you can try different menu items. Olives, cheese and meats are great ways to start the meal. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was delicious, I love the fact that they do small plates for pastas and meals. I wish it wasn't hidden in the back of a little strip mall but they have it set up very nicely and Strongsville has a outstanding place to enjoy dinner and drinks. I think it is more adult friendly and good for sharing plates with small groups... a must try..."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "WOW! The food was amazing!! Terry (our server) was very helpful with recommendations of both food and wine selections. I liked that the menu offered 3 servings sizes ( we chose "taster" size ) which allowed my guest and myself to enjoy 4 (no limit on how many you may select ) different selections. Very enjoyable evening celebrating my guests birthday..Thanks DC and Terry.!! I'm glad I didn't let a few negative reviews keep me from experiencing DC for myself. Looking forward to going again."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food is the star in this restaurant. Everything we tasted was absolutely delicious, unique, hot. The prices are NOT bad if you stick to the smaller sizes, and experiment. The most expensive things on the menu are the entrees, which we did not try this time. However, the service was a mixed bag. Our main waiter was spectacular and attentive. There was a person helping our waiter who seemed to be more of a bartender (longish, 1970's hair). He was creepy, unsophisticated, and forced his way into our table's conversation. He presented the Carbonara to my husband and said, "Here's your heart attack on a plate!" Finally, the young man who was clearing plates continuously touched our plates to clear them before we were done eating."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed an appetizer, a few small plates, wine, and desert to go! Food was great but unfortunately they didn't have any specials and service was very slow."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "When making the reservation on line, I was unaware that the night was a special wine pairing , five course meal occasion. We stayed even though I wanted something on the regular menu. I wasn't disappointed though. Each course was delicious, especially the homemade spinach pasta with shrimp. So I assume all their homemade pasta is equally delicious. The service was very good and our server was very friendly. The manager or owner came over to ask us how we were enjoying the meal, which I thought was very nice. I will be going back to try the regular menu, probably over and over again,"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great Food, service and atmosphere or as Dr. Seuss would say" Super de buper special deluxe ala Peter T. Hooper""
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "If you love a variety of tastes and favors in a meal, this is your place. They have a nice variety of appetizers and small plate offerings, and the pasta dishes come in three sizes. We had mussels for an appetizer, olives and cheese for a second course, appetizer portions of two different pasta dishes (and they were healthy sized), and a sample sized of another. Everything was no worse than good, and the pasta with white calm sauce was terrific. We were there well over two hours and never felt rushed. Our server was great, and offered a number of good suggestions. Only issue with service is that we got a bit of a full court press. I had to tell three different people we were not done with the mussels in a two minute span."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The overall experience was good- but not as good as it has been. The Verde Tagliata salad was limp and the red wine shallot dressing had zero flavor. The pastas were all good- calm sauce was a bit bland. The caramel budoni for dessert was the table favorite and the tiramisu was our non-coffee drinking diner's favorite- because it has minimal coffee flavor. Would go back again- I do love the tasting portions, but I would make some different choices."
    Dined on 3/22/2014