Pasta Freska

4.6
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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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JoyG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The tablecloth was not clean under my bread plate. The food was good but my husband did not care for the way it was brought out to the table in increments. It become very crowded and we felt like the people waiting were standing too close to the table for us to enjoy our meal. The noise level was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience with no menu. Sit down they ask if you don’t like certain things and then away it goes. Very casual and fun, come ready to eat drink and be merry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Had mixed feeling about going to pasta Freska due to rave reviews from a few friends but was a little risky for a valentines date! I threw all caution to the wind and said let’s try it! Well it didn’t go so well...Reservation was at 7pm and we didn’t get seated until 8pm. ( we had no other option other than to stay and wait as everyone else was booked). It wasn’t just us it was everyone, they were not equipped to handle the amount of reservations they took. This was the case until we left around 10pm within people trying to find room to stand while they waited and crowed around our table. There is no explanation of how many dishes you will receive but rather telling you there is more to come. Food had good flavor but was all very heavy, overly saucy, and a lot of carbs. I like to have a baseline of what to expect and that and organization were lacking. Owner was very friendly and checked in but for me the first impression and lack of awareness of how to create a good dinning experience was enough to decide this is not the place for me.

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Yordkns
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pasta Freska is a restaurant that you have to have an open mind on when you visit. You will enjoy well prepared food, with delicious sauces, but if you come in with a litany of "I don't like" or "I don't eat..." you will not be able to savor the whole experience. This is Italian food like it's meant to be enjoyed!

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, unique experience! Always having a great time when going out here.

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love2dine
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was good but there wasn’t much variety. Almost everything that was given to us had a tomato cream sauce on the entree.

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CL29
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous service and delicious food. Very inclusive and accommodating of young kids (ages 8-10) who also ate the food and tried new dishes. Loved the variety that included pasta dishes and great fish, shellfish, and chicken for our meal that night.

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Jules
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing, unforgettable dining experience ever. The Italian owner checked our likes, dislikes and food allergies. We also had someone glutenfree and didn’t eat red meat. Then the plates of food kept coming. We were adventurous and willing to try everything. We tried so many dishes that were all delicious. The sauces were incredible. We will never forget the food , atmosphere and experience.

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vipGargi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food wasn't the best ive ever had but it was pretty good. Staff was very courtesy though they were under staffed. Great experience overall. I would go again.

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MichelleE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I really wanted to like this based on the reviews I had seen, however was disappointed with the food quality. I like the concept, but it felt a bit like being at a school fundraiser dinner with mass produced dishes. Owner was very nice and friendly, service was good. Food and ambiance were a disappointment unfortunately.

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vipjimm
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Italian?? Olive Garden is better... and it’s not good! Just lain poor all around. Do NOT recommend.

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NoaR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. We come here for every major family occasion.

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KandaceH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun and unique experience. Highly recommend to anyone that is open to a fun meal that is chosen for you!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had in my life. Chef asked what we didn’t like that was it. No choice just kept bringing us incredible food. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun experience and nice not to have to order something off a menu. T

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vipRachelP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Freska is such an experience! First thing to know is there is NO MENU - you tell the server if you have any allergies or strong food preferences and then they start bring our plates of what they're making! It's usually a salad course followed by an appetizer of some kind, then a pasta course, followed by a seafood course, ended with a meat course. It is SPECTACULAR and only $33 per person, which feels like highway robbery. They've got an excellent wine selection and the staff is very knowledgeable in helping navigate your wine needs. If you're lucky you'll get Valentina as your server, she is an absolute delight.

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DrBob
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is dependability good. The wine is a great value Mike and Ali are great hosts. Great deal

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vipHozelovr
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Really disappointed. The noise level was too high, the service mediocre. The concept is good, but they were unable to pull it off. The food was only average, and it would have been helpful,to know what we were eating. One of our diners was vegetarian. We would get served something from the chef (we were never told what we were being served) and our friend sat plateless. Then we would watch while he ate something.....

The whole atmosphere was hectic and out of control...dirty dishes nearby, lots of plates flung onto the table...

We were served spaghetti? and it was WAY overcooked and bland. The chef should spend more time in the kitchen and less time in the front of the house.

Dessert was doubtfully made in house, a selection of bland, cloyingly sweet and forgettable.

I will not be back.

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vipsiriridge
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Tell them what you won’t eat and let the chef take it from there!

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vipTexaslonghorn
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. If you are in a hurry this is not the place for you as this is the true European experience of taking your time, enjoying your food and company you are with.

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JasonJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, very attentive. They take care of you. We weren’t expecting the pre coursed special dinner, but were pleasantly surprised by the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike is always the best and the food is ama!!

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vipKarenP
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As long as you know there is no menu and do not have a super picky eater in your group, you are in for a treat. Loved the food, the chef was gracious, we were so pleased with the meal! It was busy and glad we had reservations. There is not a ton of tables but it would have been worth the wait. Was our first time but already planning another visit!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must for the food adventurous when visiting Seattle.

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vipTexaslonghorn
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine paired with it. Very relaxed dinner, don’t go if you’re in a hurry

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rbw3689
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps my favorite restaurant in Seattle! I love the uniqueness of not having a menu. Food is always delicious and we try to take out-of-town guests here every time they visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection. Don’t come here expecting a typical dining experience. If you are close minded and want a cookie cutter meal go to your neighborhood Chili’s and get the number 2. If you want an authentic Italian meal with a family vibe, rush to Pasta Freska. Now. You’re Welcome.

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vipNeighbor
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Service is fabulous. Food is always good. Noise level quite acceptable for easy conversation.

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JuneP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are visiting from Boston, the owner of the houseboat were renting suggested we try pasta freska. At first arrival we were greated by the owner who sat us quickly and offered some wine, a bottle was left on the table after a pour. The meal was preplanned and very good. We were waiting for a menue that never came. We decided to make the most of it and go with the flow. We were so happy we did. The food and hospitality we exemplary. A true dinning and food experience. We felt like we were having dinner at an old friends home. Loved the experience and wonderful memory.

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LonnL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal!! Great service!!! Definitely will be back.

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DAVERAIDER
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Pasta Freska has a set menu which was a delightful combination of seafood, beef vegetables and pasta. The owner chose the wine, as well. We could not have enjoyed our meal more. A great meal and value.

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GabrielaR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great surprise that the chef chooses what you are going to eat and you get to try 5 different Italian specialities!!!
It is a cute restaurant!

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Out2Dinner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was absolutely the best dining experience we’ve had in years!!! We went with the flow - small plates selected for each diner by the host. But the food!!! Delectable, perfectly prepared, hot and savory. The wine flowed and the desserts were delicious. Who could ask for a better prescription for a wonderful evening?! Fantastic!

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SueL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good time! Always wonderful food and a great
atmosphere!

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vipVeteran
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our quarterly, ladies dinner out an had a ball. Perfect for Date night too because the staff doesn’t bother or interrupt conversation. They just bring you delicious things to eat and drink. I always love Mike’s chicken Marsala and he outdid himself with mango chicken this night too. The fish was perfect!

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta Freska NEVER disappoints. Not only is the food amazing, but the experience is unusual. With no menu, it allows the diners to let go and just enjoy the food and the company.

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vipinfin8x
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef's choice menu! Worked great with a big group, they just asked for allergies and preferences and brought out tons of great food.

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JohnG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The noise level was so high we gave up trying to have a conversation. A warm day with windows open brought in a lot of traffic noise, but my ears hurt from the shrieking laughter of one of the diners nearby.

Any recommendation I would give would be conditional.

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vipBenK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Pasta Freska a number of times on business, and was really excited to bring my family here while we were on vacation in Seattle. We were not disappointed! Our server was fantastic, and Chef Mike made sure that he knew what we could and couldn't eat. The weather was perfect for eating outside upstairs, and the food was just as good as I have always remembered. From the first course through dessert, amazing! I can't wait for my next trip to Seattle so that I can come eat here again. Thank you for making this dinner on our vacation so memorable.

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FelixV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious dishes, great service, and nice ambiance. Very pricey though and there is no heads up on that which is a shame. You are served a lot of food and are given dessert without asking and are hit with a huge bill which is not fair. Because of this I will not give five stars. With that being said, this is one of my all time favorite restaurants. There is no menu, the head chef comes out and asks what you do not like and prepares dishes of his own concoctions based on that. He is pretty good and sensing what people will like. Other than the steep prices it’s well worth at least one visit. Bring money or be careful with what you order to drink.

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