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Pasta Pane
Pasta Pane

Pasta Pane Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pastapane.com
  • Phone: (518) 371-5762
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Bar: Opens daily at 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: James Frese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pasta Pane offers a beautiful, raw and rustic environment in which guests feel not only welcome, but immediately at home; a familiarity that gives you the sense that you have been there before. Rooted in tradition, its menu is simple, yet delicious; approachable and comforting.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Brown (877) 470-2928

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Plank Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Pasta Pane has a large and accommodating parking lot with each space mere steps from the front door.
A word from Pasta Pane
Pasta Pane offers a beautiful, raw and rustic environment in which guests feel not only welcome, but immediately at home; a familiarity that gives you the sense that you have been there before. Rooted in tradition, its menu is simple, yet delicious; approachable and comforting with straightforward, authentic, rustic food of the freshest and highest quality that bursts with flavor and distinction. Family-owned and family friendly it is from this uncomplicated and straight-forward style that Pasta Pane derives its name; which translates to Pasta and Bread.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We come here frequently and are never disappointed with the food and service. The menu is not the usual Italian fare and the bread is just wonderful."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Not sure if it was a slow night (Monday) or the regular chef was off or what, but the food did not measure up to our previous visits. The food was "Ok" but nothing special. My order, the "Otero", seemed a bit bland. We will probably go back and give it another try since our previous visits were better. But if we experience the same thing, we will not return. The service was good."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our family frequently eats at Pasta Pane. On more than one occasion we have been treated with unnecessary rudeness upon entering the restaurant. The hostesses/manager(female) made us feel as though we were not wanted and seemed annoyed we had even entered! My husband works on Saturdays so we often arrive separately. This is the only restaurant where I have showed up for my reservation and been told to wait for the rest of my party, rather than be seated. I find that unnecessary, as I'd like to sit down and order a wine while I wait!! They lose out on a possible extra drink on the bill because they would rather have me sit in the waiting area than at the table I reserved. If the hostess issue continues, we will not return to Pasta Pane."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My food was delicious. You always get an excellent meal at pasta pane. Service is always very friendly. I like being able to make reservations also. My husband and I really don't frequent restaurants where you can't make reservations very often."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful father's day dinner, the food and service were outstanding as always. 3 different pasta dishes plus the pasta special, everyone was content at the end. Bravo!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Meal took 3 hours... Trouble with bill and points. Food was good . Dinner took forever to come out."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was not our first time here. We've eaten here quite often, but not within the past 5 months. Food was fair at best. We had a standard that we have had previously and we were very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was delicious and our waiter was great! My only complaint, although very minor is the noise level. I must say that would not stop me from returning though."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "had a $150 gift card, decided to treat our parents to dinner (party of four). Was at least 45-50 minutes after ordering before three of our meals arrived, another 15-20 minutes for the fourth meal. Waitress and manager gave conflicting reasons for the delay; each of them brought lemon sorbet as a distraction--really? When asked what could be done to correct situation, told manager to pick up the tab; said he couldn't do that. Ultimately, he did pick up the tab; that's the good news. Bad news is i still have the gift card! Will not be returning."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was very good of course, but the service was exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • " We are frequent Forno and Pasta Pana customers and always recommend them to friends and acquaintances! Love the Bar, atmosphere and food!!! Now if we could just remember to use our points card every time :-)"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We come here frequently because the food is consistently outstanding and their bread, which is baked on premises, is the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was very good from appetizer to dessert. Very nice sized portions. Prices are a little higher but the food quality is higher than average. The service started out great with high attention but then wavered towards the end. The tables for two are too small. I was afraid stuff would get knocked off the table. I also felt too close to the other tables. I will definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great atmosphere in this place. Service and food were spot on! loved it! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We received a gift certificate so gave Pasta Pane a try. We ate here the very first week it opened, were disappointed and hadn't been back. Wow were we pleasantly surprised. Everything about the place was great. The pork was especially fantastic! Highly recommend this place and we will be back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "always solid service and food at all the DZ restaurants"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Food tasty, relaxing atmosphere, service good, but chairs are hard & heavy. The unpadded, industrial style leaves you sqiuirming in the middle of an otherwise pleasant experience. So we only go there once in a great while."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Never disappointed at Pasta Pane--food and service are always top-notch. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were pleased with our waiter but we felt the prices were a bit high (although in Clifton Park that's probably not an issue for most) and we were disappointed that it took forever to get our desserts. Our coffee was kind of an afterthought (in the midst and after dessert was brought out rather than before desserts so we didn't have to focus so much on how long dessert was taking) and they were not brought out together. My daughter (the youngest) got hers last which was my biggest peeve. I don't think this was the waiters fault as much as the fact that we were celebrating a birthday and getting all the wait staff together to sing seemed to throw the timing off. Food was great though. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We love everything Pasta Pane has to offer. We bring our little kids with us and always enjoy our choices and the specials. We come here quite often to celebrate our anniversary and other special occasions. Always an easy pick for us when we want to go out! "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary on April 9th, 2014, and we decided to have our "special" dinner at Pasta Pane along with my son and his girlfriend. From start to finish the food was fabulous. Mamma Theresa was a hoot and we loved talking to her. Her desserts were phenomenal. Chef James Frese did a fabulous job on all of our meals and appetizers. Thumbs up to Pasta Pane!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We went to a friend's home and they had food catered from Pasta Pane. Loved the food right from the start there and HAD to go to the restaurant. I've never had a bad meal and the service was great."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A great restaurant in a convenient location. Friendly staff and great food."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Overall, we had a good experience as we have had in the past. Not to focus only on the negative, but the waiter seemed to be in a bit of a hurry as he did not tell use the specials before asking what we would like to order. Also, the old fashioned ordered from the bar was a bit heavy on the bourbon and lacking in the bitters. Otherwise, would go again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Never disappointed here. The food is excellent and the service can't be beat."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I went to the Pasta Pane for the first time last week. There was a group of 3 of us and we all had a fantastic meal. The food was incredible. Our waitress was so attentive and very thorough. I will definitely return to this restaurant and will probably know frequent some of the other DZ restaurants."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We are regular customers of the D Z Restaurant group. Pasta Pane & Boca Bistro are our favorites. Everything was excellent, tonight, except for 1 piece of veal on my wife's dish that was not pounded properly and was too tough to eat. Waiter offered to cook more, make a substitute, so he took 1 glass of wine off our bill instead. Their rewards program shows the customer that they really appreciate you and want you back. We will return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This place is an unrecognizable former Applebee's converted (heavily converted) into a beautiful, romantic, cozy and comfy Italian bistro. Great atmosphere, service, food and moderate pricing. Worth a stop anytime from "something to eat" to "anniversary dinner." First time there -- will be back again soon."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I took my Mom here for her birthday dinner . We always have a wonderful meal. The food is excellent and the service is very good. We were seated in a pretty dark area of the restaurant, so we had to use our cell phone lights to actually read the menu. I think that the tables should have a little more light on them, either over head or some type of candle/small lamp on the table. Other than the lighting, the restaurant is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The only complaint about this was how close we were sitting to other diners. We went on Valentine's Day and I think they setup a bunch of smaller tables for the occasion. Theses tables were extremely close to each other though. I felt like I was basically at the same table as those around me. That said, the food and service were both very good and I would highly recommend this place to others. I will be returning again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. Staff was very friendly!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food here is always great. This is not the usual Italian fare so you won't find chicken parmigiano or lasagna. What you will find are dishes you have not seen before. On this occasion, my wife had a pasta dish made with langostino and chorizo in a tarragon cream sauce. I had a wonderful grilled swordfish with a pesto sauce, roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Both dishes were wonderful. This restaurant makes there own bread which is the best I've ever had. The bread is crusty on the outside and airy on the inside and always served hot from the oven. My wife and I are New York City transplants and we missed the good Italian bread we had there, but I have to say that the bread at Pasta Pane is the best I have had anywhere!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 4 at 5.00pm. Menu was great. Had a before 5.30 menu from which 2 of us ordered. Food was excellent. Drinks on the other hand were skimpy and pricey. Bartender needs lessons on how to make a proper old fashioned and manhattan sweet. Meals came out rather quickly and were excellent. All 4 of us had something different. Desserts were great. Would definitely recommend to others. Do yourself a favor and drink before you come."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We eat here at least three times a month and always have a great meal! Staff is friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and plentiful. Our wait staff was attentive and accommodated special requests. I will be returning in the future and sharing the experience with friends."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to eat! The food is always excellent and the staff is outstanding."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Never disappointed here. And the service is outstanding. we love it there."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Been here multiple times, great each time. Excellent food, attentive service!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful here. The tables are positioned too close together. My husband and I do not like to hear other diners conversations and we heard those of both seated on each of our sides. This also makes limited private conversation between us, because we do not want anyone else hearing our discussion. Also the wine glasses were too small - I appreciate a larger glass. It felt like a child's glass in my hand. Please share this with the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I have dined at Pasta Pane many times. Sometimes with 1 other person, sometimes with a group. The food, service and attention to detail is always great. The bread is always fresh and warm, the appetizers are large enough for 2, the entree has always been fresh, plentiful and delicious and the waitstaff is friendly, respectful and on top of everything. Thanks for another wonderful evening."
    Dined on 1/10/2014