Pasta Freska

4.8
515 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Dinner at Pasta Freska Italian Restaurant is based on Chef Mike Horri's "Have it your way" philosophy! We truly are a unique and fun Seattle restaurant - Chef Mike comes to your table, asks questions, has a little fun and makes sure he delivers a great dining experience. Truly unique Italian comfort food. You won't go away hungry. Do you maybe just want to have one entree and with a salad, you can do that too.

Typically the way our dinner works is start with a salad and appetizer then we are ready to start the dinner, so you should expect to the dinner to last about an hour and a half. You should expect one dish of differents kinds of Pasta, Seafood and chicken.

We do accommodate larger parties as well.
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GH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday party with these folks and didn't want to leave, in fact we closed the place and loved every minute! Truly memorable dining, a real event and I can't wait to go back!

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DV
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no menu, you feel like your having dinner in their home!

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

Amazing food! Great Chef interactions!! Will definitely come back again and recommend to all our friends!!

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NR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Seattle!
My kid insists on getting back there repeatedly, and all the staff are just super nice, so we do :-)

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JB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love having the food cooked and delivered for us! This is a charming and wonderful place!

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d
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very personal and the food was so good and it's all a surprise. love the concept !!!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best place we ate in Seattle. Unique service style that was fun and surprising and the food was amazing.

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h
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my daughter who just turned 31. Food was delicious and the first wine was great. I made the mistake of turning the chef loose with no directions about cost, so the meal became expensive, due to my lack of dialogue with the chef.
Experience was excellent overall but I was surprised at the bill, which came to around $60 per person, and two people did not drink the wine. I may return here, but will stick carefully to the printed menu in the future.

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HD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mike was very personable and the food was amazing!!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, and friendly atmosphere.

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SW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I love Pasta Freska! Food is great, the service is great! We'll be back soon!

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JM
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great place.
How often you get asked by your servant about food you don't like?
Well once you have answered that, get ready for anything else.
Great Italian food, surprise after surprise, and all good surprises.
We will be back.
Soon.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cool experience. There is no menu, you are prepared a multiple course meal with lots of variety. Very unique and truly a staple to Seattle.

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta Freska is fabulous. Everyone is a friend. Come in, sit down, relax and just enjoy the ride. Wonderful food and awesome service at a great price. A treasure.

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HH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this place for our (night after) Valentine’s Day dinner, and they have such a cool concept going! Chef was super nice and welcoming. I’m a relatively picky eater, but I’m also very indecisive with menu options, so I really enjoyed not having to make any decisions. More restaurants should adopt this business model. Thank you for a great evening!

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Pasta Freska! We come here often for any occasion. It’s a unique dining experience with no menu where everything is delicious. They really making it a point to listen to your dietary preferences, if any, and make sure you leave happy. Definitely recommend!

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Pasta Freska to celebrate with our son. We had an amazing time. The staff made us feel very welcome. Each course was incredible. I don't normally like eggplant but that was phenomenal. We are excited to plan our next dinner there.

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LS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful date night out at Pasta Freska. We loved the idea that every course was a surprise, and every single dish was absolutely delicious! We couldn’t believe how many courses we were served and for such a reasonable price. Our server was friendly and responsive, and the ambience quiet and romantic. We had a lovely evening and will certainly be back!

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KT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! I love this restaurant!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You'll love it! Food, service, wine, dessert! It's all fabulous!!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the night was amazing. Ali always remembers us and the food is incredible. We will definitely go again, and again, again!

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JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it will be comming back as a regular. I enjoyed the prefixed dinner.

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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful culinary experience! The wine was good and all the dishes on the menu were great. The dessert platter was unforgettable !

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and great food! I enjoyed the approach of smaller portions with many rounds of food, it made for a really fun dinner experience. Wine was flowing which was great too!

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D
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had relatives visiting from town who said they’d eat anything and so I took them to Pasta Freska. I had only been there twice before - both with very large parties (12+) and we always had a good time. So I wasn’t sure how it would fare with only 5 of us.

It was great! My family got there 15 minutes before our reservation and the one wine drinker was offered a glass of complimentary wine while they waited.

When we sat the family were all asked if there were any dietary restrictions (just like the large party so I was pleased).

And then the food came - not each one of our party got the same dish, it was random. First salads, then a fish plate (cioppino, sea bass, or salmon), then the pasta (lasagna or amazing spaghetti),then bread, then a meat dish (chicken) and finally dessert! Amazing. Service was great. But when we’re just chatting at the end, when dessert was finished, they brought our two small glasses of Prosecco for the two of us who were drinking wine. 😀Highly recommend!

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NE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever.

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JN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authentic Italian food, great service, really nice environment

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JM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff, great wine, and great food.

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JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was birthday dinner. Delicious dinner, wonderful attentive service from staff, especially Ali. No menu and they just surprised us. Yummy!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, food was incredible - we all just ate too much!!!

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Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the food was decent.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great

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NG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a unique and wonderful restaurant! Everything was delicious and the service was superb. Great spot to dine with a group of friends. We’ll be back as soon as possible!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was bustling and busy when we got there. We made a reservation and they recognized there would be a wait so they gave us wine while we waited. Once we were sat the food just kept coming. It was delicious, perfect sized portions and loved the variety. The staff was very attentive and friendly and the ow Er made you feel right at home.

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B
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I only knew a bit about this place before we showed up, but now wish I knew more! While I like the concept of sitting down and getting a course that the chef picks out for you (he did come out and ask about "dislikes"), didn't enjoy some of the food and the servers were VERY low-knowledge. Dishes would come out and be placed on the table, not even any intention to tell us what it was. "What's this?" we ask. "Chicken" she replied...no name of the dish, no description of how it was cooked, what the sauce was etc. A few dishes were pretty amazing - the eggplant for example, and the desserts. But most of them were buried in sauces and I found myself getting overwhelmed with the overly soft texture of everything (even the pasta dish was well beyond any form of al dente). While I liked getting a bottle of wine plopped on the table as soon as I sit down (and it seems like everyone got something different?), I might have had second thoughts if I knew I was getting a $54 bottle of Chianti.

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BH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Put your trust in the chef. He asks if there is anything we don't eat and goes from there. If you walk away unsatisfied, it's on you.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for the second time. Still love it. Though it was busy Friday dinner time, Chef Mike still works really hard to make sure everyone in the restaurant is being taken care of. Would definitely recommend it.

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PK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, quaint atmosphere, fun dining experience.

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

They did not need to ask for my name for the Reservation which makes me feel they over book on purpose. Still needed to wait 15-20mins prior to table being ready. One of the Staff was a bit rude. Lost track of what what being served. Short us on a couple of courses and portion for 2 adults and 2 children. Very busy night. It is not my first time dining there but quality has been diminishing, I will not return.

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