We were a group of five, celebratin
We were a group of five, celebrating my mother's 68th birthday. It was our second time at Pasta Penne. Again, the service went above and beyond what to normally expect. Customer service is outstanding. They knew from the beginning we were celebrating my mom's birthday and they made her feel extra special. Not only the Happy Birthday in Italian and tastefully done, but a free delicious tiramisu and a small bottle of olive oil for her. I love this place!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal-server was attentive and professional and friendly. Food portions good and filet and penne ala vodka flavorful. The owner engaged my 7 year old and sent over cappuccinos and a dessert tray after learning my husband just returned from Afghanistan. So thoughtful and engaging-great evening. Best restaurant in Clifton park!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just moved from Saratoga to
Just moved from Saratoga to Clifton Park so we were happy to see a sister restaurant of two of our favorites in Saratoga - Chianti's and Forno Bistro. We miss Saratoga downtown but Pasta Pane helped us forget that we aren't there. Great night! We will be back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner Great ! Other diners poor!
Dinner and service were great as usual. Pork Shank and Daily Special Mahi MAhi were terrific. A large family next to us felt it was fine for children to be running, screaming, bumping into our table, and constantly in the way of the servers. I was quite surprised no one spoke to them. If hot food was spilled, it would be quite a liability. We were looking for a quiet Saturday dinner which was ruined by inconsiderate people. This is becoming more and more of an issue and restaurants need to adress how to kindly ask these folks to step outside for a few minutes. Another group that came in on the other side requested to be moved. It was quite annoying!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made reservations on a busy Saturday night at 7:15 to catch up with old friends. The lobby was full of people waiting but we were shown to our table immediately! Our waiter gave us a list of specials but did not rush us. Service was amazing! He was
there when we needed but not obtrusive. We started with crusty bread and extra virgin olive oil full of flavor. The food was hot, plated beautifully and delicious! The manager/owner (?) stopped by to see how everything was and when we told him it was our first visit he returned with 2 bottles of olive oil for us to take home. We will be back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Due to unemployment I have found myself not going to dinner or lunch for the last 6 months so I thought the flavors and the whole meal was fantastic - but a more realistic view , my daughter who is a pilot and eats out fairly often thought it was just ok. Probably a 2 star, but me it was definitely a 3. Thanks for a great meal with my family.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have decided that this
We have decided that this is now our favorite restaurant! We love the menu, atmosphere and great service!!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, but a little chilly
Great outdoor dining patio, but need to get those heaters working!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Local Choice!
We had heard bad things about Pasta Pane when it first opened so we stayed away. We more recently heard that it had turned itself around so we decided to give it a try. VERY happy that we did! They had our table ready on-time, appetizer showed up piping hot - and they actually gave us time to eat it! Everything that we had was delicious save for possibly the bread. The rolls were quite small which resulted in an overabundance of crust in my opinion. But that's really a nit-pick. If you're been putting off trying Pasta Pane like we were - give it a chance. Just be aware that the interior is VERY loud. They really should put some sound-dampening material on the ceiling.
Next time we might try the deck.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoy going to pasta pane
We enjoy going to pasta pane whenever we have a special reason to go out...,whether it b bdays,anniversary, or just date nite. Outside dining was so nice although a little chilly the waiter was kind enough to light the burners to keep us warm. Food is great wine was awesome love it we haven't ever been disappointed :-)
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A surprising gem in Clifton Park!
My husband and I had eaten at the other three restaurants in the DZ ownership and considered them delightful. I was thinking of Pasta Pane as the less sophisticated, little "brother" to the Saratoga restaurants. Boy was I wrong! Pasta Pane is every bit as sophisticated, delicious and amazing as it's Saratoga relatives! The ambiance was wonderful, service excellent and the food delicious! Love, love, love that you can order half servings of some of the pasta dishes!!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good....my first time
Overall it was a great experience. The decor was appealing when I walked in, smelled heavenly! It was rather loud, but the staff was friendly and I noticed it was very kid and family friendly. The food was outstanding as was our service, overall. My only negative experience was we were seated next to a middle aged gentleman who was dining with his mother and her friend. He was loud and full of himself making it hard for my friends and I to hear our own conversation. The tables are rather close together and this table was rather high maintenance, thereby taking up a lot of the waiter's attention. While our waiter did a good job, we certainly did not get as much attention as our neighbors. I will definitely try Pasta Pane again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have celebrated a few birthdays here as well as had some romantic dinners. The food is fresh, innovative and classic. It's not always easy to please my Italian wife and family, but they love the food. Where else can you get true arancini (called suppli in her family). The menu pleases meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The staff is friendly and professional.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
You Will Love It
Pasta Pane is a gem. You'll want to become a regular. Excellent food every time you dine here served by an energetic and knowledgeable staff. Served in an environment which caters to adults and to family and provides great value for each. Every experience here reminds us why we keep coming back even though it is not in our neighborhood and requires a bit of trek to get here.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Father's Day Dinner
We had a party of 6 and the food was great..... the service was great.... and they didn't push us out after dinner. We sat at the table for a good 20+ mins catching up and no one pushed us out the door.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go here at least once a
We go here at least once a month. Excellent food & great service. Showed the place off to our friends on Sat & they
were obviously impressed as well!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoy Pasta Pane regularly
My wife and I dine at Pasta Pane simply because we like the food, which is very good. The service is always exceptional as well. It's good for a business meeting or a special occasion as well. The only negative I can say about Pasta Pane is that it might be a bit noisy at times, depending on how busy they are. Also, I would recommend calling ahead for a reservation, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. I'm sure I will be returning the next time I am in the area.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just another franchise
If you're looking for somewhere to eat that is not just another "cookie-cutter" restaurant then this is the place to go. It stands out in an area surrounded by those types of restaurants. Regular portion sizes are good for the prices, which aren't extravagant. They have some half-portion selections at a reasonable price for people like me who don't want to eat enough food for two people. I appreciate that since I usually end up throwing out boxed food I bring home. I also always tend to end up just throwing it away anyway, which means a waste of food and money. The wait staff was friendly & attentive without hovering. Atmosphere is warm without TV's and you can actually talk to the person you're with without yelling over noise or music.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only was the food amazing we had a great waitress who really know the menu and wine list. She helped us pick out a delicious wine that paired well with all our meals and was very good about checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dining experience
We had a nice dining experience. When we arrived it was not too crowded, but, by the time we left there was quite a line of people waiting for tables and no all available seating. Given this setting, we did have an enjoyable meal. Staff managed to adjust to the increased occupancy. Everyone enjoyed their starter. Our entrees were well prepared. Our shared desserts were delicious. Overall, no complaints. Just make sure you have reservations or you will have a long wait.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time here during track 2013 season really happy with appetizers calamari crispy rings not to big and chewy, Love the rice ball appetizer awesome tasting dipping sauce. Party of 3 had penne alavodka was so tasty. Personal caprisi. Pizza was very good and a shrimp and scallop special tasty. We enjoyed the food very much waiter was great kept the drinks coming on request everyone one was happy happy happy. Looking forward to returning again soon recommend it to everyone.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighborhood Restaurant
Good neighborhood restaurant for a nice meal at a non-chain place. Nice place to meet friends from out of town since it is right off the highway. Prices are fine for the quality of the food and type of restaurant.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
We are on our 6th or 7th visit over the course of a few years. I discovered Chianti in Saratoga years ago (the original location) and fell in love with your food, service, decor and ambiance. We live in Clifton Park and our visits to Patsa Pane be come more frequent each month!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
You'd never know your on the fringe of a mall while enjoying the outside ambiance. Very upbeat staff and good food. We were taken right on time for our reservation time.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
DZ quartet excels
We have eaten at Choanti, Forno and Boca Bustro in Saratoga Springs, each within the first 2-3 days of opening. Each is excellent, and we've now finally tried Pasta Pane in Clifton Park. The food, service and ambience are all consistently of high quality, and while all are a bit noisy (no fabric on the walls), we continue to enjoy dining in the DZ quartet of restaurants. For a casual evening out or a special meal (we'll celebrate our anniversary in two+ weeks at Chianti), these restaurants excel.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love it here!
We love coming to Pasta Pane. The food and wine and kids menu choices are all great. The food is fantastic and well-prepared. We love coming here. We thoroughly and always enjoy ourselves at Pasta Pane. Always a great time with great food!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, we totally enjoyed our experience at Pasta Pane. We have a dinner club that meets monthly at restaurants around the Capital District. My husband and I have been to Pasta Pane many times, but the other members of our club haven't. I got much praise from all. The service was wonderful and the food delicious.
We are an eclectic group of diners with one gluten free vegan, one regular vegan, one vegetarian, one seafood lover and two meat and potatoes kinda guys. To find a restaurant that pleases all isn't easy. Pasta pane did the job!!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had a bad meal. the service is always great and the staff attentive and friendly. And the food is absolutely delicious every time.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Casual Vibe
Unexpectedly great food in a very convenient location. Located a minute or two off of the Northway, this restaurant has good Italian themed food at a decent price point. Would not expect to find this type of restaurant in such a convenient location. Food was fresh and delicious. Wait service was courteous and professional. Will definitely stop again on our way to the Adirondacks.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We can handle that Captain...
I had reserved but found need to dine earlier ... Your hostess understood and accomodated me.. Once seated (without waiting) your waitress was instantly into service and diligent.... Thank you for a thoughtful menu and perfect execution ...
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Italian Food Experience!!!
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates delicious and creative Italian dishes!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding as always
Great food, wonderful ambience and attentive service. What more could you want?
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The good food, noisy place to be!
Great Food, but all you should plan on doing is eating, as it is too noisy to talk....so we shout :(
We have always been seated on the floor with the bar.....but I hear (no pun intended) that there is an upper level that is quieter!:)
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful evening at Pasta Penne in Clifton Park, the food , atmosphere were great. Prices were reasonable and service was friendly. We lingered at the table until we were the last ones there, long after the check was paid
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday Night birthday celebration
In take a friend out for her bithday out group of four woman had a wonderful time. The service was outstanding and very attentive...right down to helping us make our friends birthday very special. The food was wonderful. We all had a wonderful evening and experience. Dave our server deserves extra kudos as he was really quite good making us feel very special. Thank You
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My date was late. The staff
My date was late. The staff did their best to make me comfortable while I waited. The food was very good- the salad was awesome. We enjoyed the ambience and friendliness of the staff and will definitely return!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent and
Service was excellent and staff was very friendly and professional
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were great and they have a nice wine and beer selection. We will dine here again for certain. Some diners were dressed too casual for the restaurant. Its a Saturday night, take off the baseball hat for once.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall we really enjoyed
Overall we really enjoyed this restaurant. The food and waiter, David were exceptional. However, when we first got to the restaurant, we were seated in a 'corner' near the front door where there was a draft and it was noisy with people coming in and out. We asked that our table be changed and even offered to wait at the bar area until another became available, but the Manager/Hostess reply was 'That is our best table' and she refused to seat us elsewhere. We have never been to a restaurant where a table switch was refused. That was disappointing. Otherwise, we would return because the food was excellent.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Group of four for birthday
Group of four for birthday dinner. Shane, our waiter was fantastic. Pleasant and very friendly. And for the birthday boy, waitstaff presented him with a dessert and sang to him. Very nice touch. We all had a half order of entrees, which is a very good concept. Just enough food for a comfortable meal. More restaurants should offer this on menus.
All in all a very pleasant experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you haven't already, add Pasta pane to the short (yet growing list) of capital region spots offering inspired, quality food. Have been there several times and always loved everything. I had a delicious salmon special with a roasted red pepper sauce and the server was more than accommodating to replace the starch it came with for another side. In the area of Clifton park it can be difficult to find a restaurant that isn't park of some microwave prepared food chain(olive garden, Fridays, etc) check out pasta pane. You'll be glad you did
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for Dinner
My wife and I went to Pizza Pane on a Friday evening for our anniversary. I made a reservation and mentioned it was our anniversary. And, it really was. The restuarant gave us a couple glasses of champage and the manager stopped by twice to check on us. Our food was very good, our waiter Brian was excellent, and the ambiance and decor was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night - great service!
Absolutely loved it!! The food was outstanding and the service unmatched! Our guy was not super knowledgeable about wines but he paid attention to the popular orders and steered us in the right direction. Another positive was that the food was served timely, I've been in restuarants where the food takes forever but this was a great balance! What a well run restaurant!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannot go wrong
It was our groups first time here, and we cannot wait to go back. Our waiter, Dave, was great and could answer any question we through at him. The restaurant was clean, and staff was organized. The food was awesome and our glasses were never empty. Whether your with the girls or a date night it is a great place.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was outstanding. very consistent. our server (chris) was outstanding. this restaurant is a favorite of ours.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never a bad night here.
I have never had a bad meal be it Steak to seafood to pasta. I visited in a group of 5 and we shared appetizers, a daily special salad and a fantastic bottle of wine. Love this restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love it here!
We enjoy the food, the ambiance, the waiters, and staff, and everything about Pasta Pane. We come here as often as we can and always have a great time and eat very well!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cosmo sent back, weak and too juicy. Coffee weak also. Food and service was great.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great first visit!
We tried Pasta Pane for the first time Saturday night. The menu had selections for both the foodie and the meat-n-potatoes type of eaters. We both had an appetizer and entree that we really enjoyed. We also noted the bar area also looked cozy and would be a nice place to stop for drinks and appetizers. We will definitely return :)!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM