La Casa Pasta

4.5
397 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
For parties of 10 or more please contact the resturant directly.

As you open the doors to La Casa Pasta, your senses will be stimulated with the aromas of freshly-pressed pasta, delicately made sauces and warm, baked breads fill the air. Critics will agree that the tastes are even more satisfying.
Set in classic Italian decor, our marble floors, breathtaking art and stone statues representing our heritage will surely impress you and your guests.

Chef and Owner Giuseppe Martuscelli's roots and knowledge of fine foods and wines originated in the town of Santa Maria Di Castellabate near Salerno, Italy. Giuseppe came to America with the Italian Navy in 1967 and returned to stay in 1973, settling in Newark, Delaware to open La Casa Pasta in 1978.
Since then, he has made it his goal to serve only the most authentic Northern and Southern Italian foods. Each year, he travels back to his homeland and beyond to learn new recipes and import ingredients not to be found in the states.
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B
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends for dinner on a Friday evening. Very busy, hence a bit nosier, with graduation celebrations. Yet, service was prompt and food was excellent. We all had something different from the menu and we all were very satisfied. Adult beverages were also very good.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reserved a table for Mother's Day. The place was busy, but our waiter took good care of us, keeping our glasses full and checking in on us. The food was very good. It was my first time in their establishment and I would definitely go there again.

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GB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. Friendly, and the food is so good. If you like Italian Food, it is the place to go.

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C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Our server did not give us the appropriate attention needed for a party of 8, we saw that he spent more time with the party less than ours in another room. He did not check back to see how we liked the meal. We ordered salmon, Alfredo chicken, and pasta and vegetables. Our entrees arrived about 60 minutes after ordering. and some orders were not correct. The manager was polite and adjusted our meal accordingly.

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I don't know if this was because it was Mother's day but that was not an experience I would recommend to a Friend.

1. The food was over priced based on what was given and the quality.
2. For an Italian Restaurant, the Sauce looks like it came from a can.
3. The service was marginal. The server forgot simple requests more than once while we were there. I had to remind her. On a couple occasion she put the food down on the table with force like it was burning her hands but it was not. The quality of the Veal was questionable.

I'm surprised the level from the last time I went there about over 10 years ago.

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F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good, not as good as it usually is. It was not really seasoned. The service was great but I could have gone elsewhere for Mother's Day.

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Altogether, a great evening dining with friends.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very helpful, polite, and attentive. Very good experience

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food. Fine dining in a beautiful dining room. Friendly, gracious service.

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D
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, food was excellent.

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f
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the soups and entrees were excellent. Good Chianti also.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food and service are excellent. They truly understand how a restaurant should be run. Their Italian food is delicious!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service here! Many items to choose from, they even used wheat pasta that I asked for.

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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very reliable and consistently good Northern Italian. Always generous servings and the house made San Marzano sauce is excellent - particularly for a larger restaurant. The Pescatore has one of the most generous amounts of seafood of any restaurant and the gelato is always good.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go, but last night the food wasn't our normal excellent meal. I'll still keep going, but I'm aittle disappointed in the meal. The staff and restaurant ambiance is excellent!

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CB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoy La Casa Pasta whether it’s a dinner date out or holiday or special occasion. Food is exceptional and never disappoints. My favorite dish is the Seafood Pescatore and my husband’s the Chicken Parmesan. We were introduced to this restaurant by our son and his wife before we moved to Newark several years ago. The best Italian food in the area.

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OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Casa Pasta never disappoints! Our server Giovanni was excellent. Wonderful experience

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Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We are frequent diners at this restaurant. Usually, we have an excellent experience. This must have been an off night. Our reservation was at 7 pm. Our dinner order was not taken until 7:45. Our drink order wasn't taken until 7:25 or so. People seated after us were eating their dinner before our order was taken. So, service was poor. I ordered one of the specials. My chicken was very dry, but the sauce was very tasty. I did tell our server about the chicken. This will not deter us from going to this restaurant and we highly recommend it. We just will ask for a different server.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a very nice Birthday dinner!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great well trained staff

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Casa Pasta is a wonderful place to go for fine, fun Italian food.

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WS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal and our waiter Connor was excellent! Very personable. Service was wonderful; quick and tasty.
Restaurant was clean and great ambiance.
Highly recommend it!!

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The linguini and clams were excellent. We had reservations, and as soon as we walked in, the female owner said, "Put them at table 5." Now I don't know if that was a good table or not, but my seat was facing the wall the whole time. Not good.

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CT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my son's birthday. The service was prompt. The staff was very accommodating and attentive, and the food was great!

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n
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice wine selection. My Mom's lobster ravioli and veggies were delicious. My flounder stuffed with crab imperial was not that good. There was more crab imperial to fish and the 2 pieces of shrimp were not cooked fully. The dessert was delicious and service was fantastic.

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RM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious.
Service was awesome.
Food is always hot and served to perfection.

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G
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff along with great food....WOW! We are always treated like family when we go, and the chef actually makes me something that is not on the menu! We made a reservation and we were seated at one of our favorite tables. We always meet nice people when we dine at La Casa Pasta!!!

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SR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Wish we lived closer and could dine there more frequently.

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R
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shared a special meal with our son and his fiance. Our food was extremely good, the service was outstanding, and we enjoyed our meal very much. Our server was friendly, very helpful, and did not at any time make us feel rushed, in spite of the fact that she was also managing a very large group in the next room. The restaurant was quiet when we were there, but it was also not crowded at all.

I have not been to La Casa Pasta in many years and I enjoyed this visit very, very much.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday night. 745 reservation. No issues sat right down. Server very attentive and super friendly. Food was served timely. Hit delicious. Authentic Medium busy night no wait. Other issues with reviewers seemed to be when the restaurant is unprepared for a busy night. Call ahead

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is a great restaurant with wonderful food and ambiance. I suggest this to anyone who is looking for good Italian food

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DD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here prior. Good Italian food. Service was good , ambience good.

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SD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting friends

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MO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb. Second only to my visit to Italy. The environment is lovely and the service was excellent. Even when the restaurant lost power due to a pretty bad storm, we laughed and ate by candlelight. Everyone was very happy that the power loss was after the food was served! I would gladly go there again and eat in the dark!

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DG
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place with great service and good food. Family meal on Saturday night and although crowded, did not feel that way. Juliana was an excellent server. Will definitely come back again.

They have gluten free pasta - hopefully working on gluten free bread

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c
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, have not had a bad meal here. Make sure we stopped here every time we make a trip to Delaware. Homemade pastas are unbelievable.

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JW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great, knowledgeable and friendly service!

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D
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service by Kay was excellent. Really enjoyed the carpaccio appetizer however the a was disappointed with the Dolce Vita and molten chocolate cake. Dolce had great flavors but the dish it was more sauce than pasta. The molten chocolate cake had no molten filling and was not moist. This was returned but it was not the best I’ve ever eaten.
I will go back and try other menu items and home the experience is better.

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MG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to la Casa pasta several times and they NEVER disappoint us. I have yet to be unhappy with anything I have ordered off the menu. If You're not sure what to order, go with the Veal, it's out of this world!

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C
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and attentive service. I have only been here for dinner, but definitely want to try lunch.

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