Pasta Pane
Pasta Pane

Pasta Pane

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pastapane.com/
  • Phone: 5183715762x
  • 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 8774702928

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Pasta Pane reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (27)good for groups (22)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (15)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always a great dinner at Pasta Pane
    KarlajeanieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Up for the Saratoga Race Track season ate here about three times with my family. I always order the brick oven pizza with a glass of Joseph Carr Cab which they sell by the glass. Everyone loved there meals never a complaint. The service is outstanding Brian our server was so good to my 96 year old father he brought him everything he asked for as fast as he could. They also hornored my looseing track ticket with a discount. I will be back next season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing...again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was not bad, but the service was horrible. Took half an hour to take our order, and then we waited an hour for our calamari-as an appetizer. The waitress diliberately ignored us. People who sat down after us got their appetizers and their dinners before our table. It would have at least been nice for the waitress to acknowledge that she or someone made a mistake, but she ignored us for about 50 minutes and then came over and said I don't know what the problem is. This is our third time here and each time has been a bad experience in some way. We were hoping this time would be better, but was actually the worst.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I found several hair breaded in my calamari. What got me was not even let us take that off your bill or anything. Very unimpressed!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I expected more considering this place looks nice and clean. I was disappointed with the service as our waiter didn't make eye contact with us at all and took 5-10 minutes to return with drinks (diet cokes - which were flat both times). The appetizer was bruschetta and it was delicious. The meal, we both ordered the rigatoni vegetarian option, was nothing to write home about. The sauce was very soupy and the taste was something that grew on me after a bit- a little zesty, not bad but not amazing either- just kind of average. Anyway, I think the service was subpar which led to us not enjoying our meal as much as we potentially could've. We won't return; there are good restaurants nearby like Bellini's and Olive Garden that serve simar fare.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner
    Mommzy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We moved to Clifton Park from the Boston area a year ago and have been making our way through various restaurants here since then. Pasta Pane was an early find, and is a winner. Of the dozen or more times we have been there this past year we have never once been disappointed. The hostess staff is always welcoming, the waitstaff and their bus assistants are professional, attentive, and humorous (when appropriate), and the food is outstanding. Hands down, Pasta Pane is our favorite restaurant in southern Saratoga County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Hard to say more than I have in prior reviews It's still one of my top picks for local dining (DZ's Forno in Saratoga being another). The quality preparation of dishes, attentive service, and extensive wine list makes for a consistently pleasurable evening. I love to bring my friends here - we almost always make plans to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The atmosphere, service and food are outstanding. The food is great along with the value. I highly recommend dinning at all of their restaurants!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SharonK
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Pasta Pane delights every time we have visited. The steak and pasta dishes are outstanding as well as the desserts!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Clifton Park
    EGGLAW
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Pasta Pane is consistently wonderful. The menu is full of variety and the specials are always enticing. A perfect place to dine! We are frequent visitors enjoying full plates or half portions for an array of taste sensations. We are glad that we have Pasta Pane in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy ourselves here
    Afbonanno
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We always enjoy the menu, the ambience, the food, the vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great family restaurant
    nancyb
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely and tasty birthday dinner with the whole gang, aged between 6 and 80. Service was impeccable, and we're tad high maintenance with our ordering specifics. Other than forgetting the pepperoni on the pizza, food was as one would expect: midway between high end bar food and gourmet. Being able to dine on an outside porch is always a plus. We've been there before and would have no hesitation returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best bread ever
    lovetoski
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Dinner was very good. Enough selections on the menu to keep everybody happy. The two dinner specials both sounded awesome too. But try not to fill up on the bread - it is the best bread in the area. We had a 6 year old with us, and the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. We never felt rushed. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    BettyM
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Part of the DZ chain. Great restaurant local chain. Can't miss when you choose one of their places. Tried them all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    When you the serve the same special to two people at the same table one of them should not have to wait 3 to 4 minutes for there order to be served while everyone else has their order. Also the same special was different for the two ordered. It was comical as to the differences!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice addition to Clifton Park
    Paris216
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My friend and I met there for dinner on a Monday night. I was surprised at how busy it was, even at the bar. The waitress was friendly and efficient without being intrusive. We had cocktails within 5 minutes of sitting down. We both had the Casa salad, which was delicious. The greens were fresh & nicely dressed, not over saturated with dressing. I had the pasta vodka and my friend had the bolognese, and both were excellent. The bill for two of us, with 2 martinis & a glass of wine, 2 salads & 2 entrees was $80.00. We both had leftovers, and my son finished my portion the next day, declaring it delicious, despite the cream having separated a bit from the sauce. I would definitely return with my husband.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We are very familiar with the 3 sister restaurants located in Saratoga Springs (all very good; different strokes for different folks), but had never bothered to make the drive (albeit only 20 minutes) to Pasta Pane. We'll make it again! We were four for four on our meals - and we all are foodies. We had a mix of specials and regular menu items. All were excellent - flavorful, good portions. The service was very good as well, in a situation where our server could have gotten frustrated . . . 2 couples getting together after too long, catching up and not timely in our ordering. We closed the place on a Sunday night, but did not feel as though we were chased out. All good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Mommzy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've dined at many different places, and always remark that Pasta Pane is our favorite place. Nowhere else seems to be able to compare to it across the board for food, service, atmosphere (not sure how they are able to pull off upper-scale without coming across as stuffy, but they do!). Whenever we have guests staying with us, Pasta Pane is the place we take them. We are never disappointed. It's truly a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Fine, Kitchen slow
    maygirl
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    As always, the food at Pasta Pane was delightful. Their salads, in particular, are imaginative and delicious. Our waitress on Monday night was fine, and kept refilling our water and bread basket. The kitchen, however, was dreadfully slow, and we waited almost an hour for our main courses. Not a fun experience with two seven year old boys in tow!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    TonyD
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant which we go to regularly. Unfortunately, for the first time, we had unusually slow service. Our waiter, whom we had not seen before, was slow in responding to requests and had to be reminded twice to bring more bread. Our dinner service took a full two hours. My hope is that this was a onetime glitch. The food, as always, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cshell
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Service was a little slow however waiter was pleasant. Food was excellent
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to satisfy
    TonyD
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been better
    TomL
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Rude hostess!!
    CPdiningfamily
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Dad
    JohnB57
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long dinner
    Winedine7VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Meal took 3 hours... Trouble with bill and points. Food was good . Dinner took forever to come out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    EllieleahVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent service
    foodfirst
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was very good of course, but the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't waste your time
    disappointed
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love The DZ 's
    4foodirs
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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 :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    TonyD
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 264 reviews are from the Pasta Pane reviews archive.
  • Nice dinner out
    Joanne
    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!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great spot!
    Daneb
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great atmosphere in this place. Service and food were spot on! loved it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,nice ambiance, cramped
    DDdining2334
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    always solid service and food at all the DZ restaurants
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very pleasant, but the seats...
    Page
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    Service
    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.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta Pane
    Annie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Never disappointed at Pasta Pane--food and service are always top-notch.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We come here a lot, we love it
    Afbonanno
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate