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About Pasta Freska

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.

1515 Westlake Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-9PM
Friday & Saturday 5-10PM
Sunday- Closed

Cross Street:
8th Ave. N

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 283-1515

Website:
http://www.pastafreska.com/

Catering:
We also provide catering, banquet and private party services. Please visit our catering page and get an idea of how we can transfer our simple, sweet, warm, generous atmosphere and food to your next event.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available as well as free lot parking across the street on Westlake Avenue North.

Public Transit:
Metro RT 40 (Westlake Ave N), 62 (Dexter Ave N), E-Line (Aurora Ave N)

Executive Chef:
Mike Horri

Private Party Facilities:
We provide services for Private Parties, both internally and outside our restaurant at such venues as the Mercer Island Yacht Club, The Swedish Cultural Center, and the Puget Sound Yacht Club, among many others. We do graduations, weddings, wedding rehearsals, private parties, corporate affairs, box lunches, corporate meetings, breakfast and lunch catering & meetings in and around Seattle, The Eastside, Mercer Island and surrounding areas.

Private Party Contact:
Mike Horri: (206) 283-1515

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Pasta Freska can provide for all of your Wedding Reception needs in one complete package! Let us provide the silverware, chaffing dish, napkins, dishes, plates, tablecloths, and six romantic locations for you to chose from! You focus on your special night and we will handle the rest!

Pasta Freska Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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Waterfront (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We love this place! No menu, no problem. The foods always good and the wines well paired.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed coming here. It's a surprise meal, so you don't actually order: food just shows up! While not the best Italian ever, it was quality dining with a cozy, intimate atmosphere. A unique experience and worth a look.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Didn’t realize there really was no menu. But everything that was brought to our table was extraordinary. Miranda has the voice of an angel and a superstar!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pasta Fresca is a one of a kind place. You don't order off menu, you are served what the kitchen is making that night. We have always been delighted with the food and the atmosphere is as unique as the food. The chef is a gregarious host who treats everyone as an old friend. The singer who graces your table with italian opera to "Over the Rainbow" is delightful.
So if you like a little adventure in your dining experience, try Pasta Freska!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a reservation for 6:45 and showed up a few minutes early. The place was packed. Over the next 15 minutes, several other parties showed up, also with reservations, also with no place to sit. We finally left at 7:00 to go find somewhere else to eat. The owner offered wine to those waiting but it was clear that something went wrong with allowing so many reservations during a time when they clearly had no tables. I've eaten here before and so my food/service ratings are based on that experience. It is good (and I have a groupon to burn) so I will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A unique way to have dinner. We did not order, the waiter simply asked us what we did not like and slowly began to bring food out for us to eat. It was a good amount off food and it was delicious.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We never got to try the food. Showed up at 7 pm for a 7:30 reservation. There were lots of people waiting and no hostess or check-in process. Chef would approach and seemed to randomly pick people to seat with no regard to reservations or order of arrival. After being ignored for 45 mins and passed over 4 times for people who arrived after us, we gave up and walked out.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Great for a relaxing dinner but not a place if you are in a hurry as the ability to eat, talk and take your time eating is part of the European Experience you get eating here

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very friendly and personal service. The "surprise dinner" was really a surprise to us and we enjoyed it. All of the food was delicious and I thought it was a good value for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best place ever

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Annuversary

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

If you get 2 bottles of wine they judge you...but other than that this place is fantastic and I’m definitely going back

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This meal was not only great food...it was great fun!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

If you are OK with surprises, this might be the place for you. Pasta Fresca serves a no menu dinner where the chef decides what you will eat (with consideration for allergies or strong dislikes). Food was good, but not outstanding, service was excellent, and a 5 course meal was only $30 pp.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Warm atmosphere and a true NW jem of a Resturaunt. Would recommend to anyone that loves authentic Italian. Trust the owner, he does a great job serving dishes that are specific to your liking.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was good and staff was nice however we shared a few foods we dislike when we arrived yet they served them to us anyway. Also while they had an abundance of wine, they would not allow me to choose what I wanted.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very unique and fun experience. No menu just tell them what you don't eat and everything is a surprise. It's not fancy, more neighborhood quaint. Would definitely go back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Check your bill before you pay it. The owners son decided to add $50,00 to my bill and not tell me he did?? Until
I questioned him and he said he would take it off the bill? Why would he not confront me before giving me the bill
I will never return here do to this..

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Overall good experience. There’s something liberating about letting the kitchen make the decisions. For two of the three of us got appetizer, salad then a lot of pasta dishes and were too full before getting a meat dish in the rotation; maybe because it was a busy Friday night?

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My wife and I first time and we will be going back and taking friends with us. What a remarkable dining experience. It reminds me of dining in Europe where you own the table for as long as needed. There is no rushing here, quite the opposite. Dinner will take 1 1/2 hours, so don't bother hurrying off. Food and service was wonderful, plenty of food, maybe too much. We were both stuffed when we left and they continue to bring out different dishes. No menu so you get what they serve [6 course dinner] and they leave the bill. Dinner for 2 with 3 glasses of wine each was $110+tip. A bargain in Seattle.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always amazing

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is unique dining experience without a menu. The chef asks if there is anything you can't eat then surprises you with a fabulous meal. You don't know what it all costs until you get the bill, but it's reasonable for the food and service. I will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Don't miss the eggplant.. It's unbelievable

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love this place,it was my wife's birthday and Chef Mike prepared a special dish for her as she didn't want Chicken and he made crab stuffed Manacoti. Everything from the salad to desert was superb and wine was matched to our taste. Birthday dinner for two under $90 with wine you can't beat the price, quality and fun. Word of caution this is for the adventurous who want to take time and enjoy their dinnet

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great chef, great staff, great food! I will come back for next trip.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2017

My family and I are regulars at Pasta Freska, and this time, we brought along a guest. All of us were impressed and fulfilled by the six courses we were served plus the delicious dessert. We shared two bottles of great red wine that the servers picked out for us. We left extremely satisfied as usual after a terrific meal at Pasta Freska!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We loved the no menu approach. Our server, I think the cooks son, was awesome and really made the experience.
Great food!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This place is amazing ! So glad we were referred to Pasta Freska. This was our second visit and I am sure we will be back many more times. The food is amazing and the service appropriately attentive. The combination of the two truly makes for a relaxed dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

They just brought food and never let us see a menu and never told us a price. We got an appetizer of clams and shrimp, then came cheese covered egg plant, then crab and spinach stuffed manicotti, then spaghetti. All were good but I would have preferred to have an entire order of what I wanted. The ticket was $96 for two people. I think they need to tell you that before.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Loved it! Great experience and fun atmosphere! We had never been there and were adventurous and it paid off!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Really fun restaurant but not for picky eaters. There is no menu. The chef or one of the waiters comes over and finds out if you have any food allergies or dislikes and they alter their offerings to suit your news. Basically, the chef prepares a family style meal for the whole restaurant but will tailor it to suit your taste. The food was delicious and the chef was very helpful in preparing food for our two young daughters.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Always a favorite. The food is so Amazing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was delicious; however, my family and I were expecting a menu and did not receive one. They gave us a surprise meal(which was a good experience), but this also affected the cost. We did not what we were getting to eat and my younger brother could not eat most of the stuff. Overall, the food is delicious.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Love this place!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We were recommended to this place by a local. The gist is that the chef interviews each guest to determine likes, dislikes, allergies and capacities. Our dishes were perfectly tailored to our tastes, though it was still more food than we needed. Nevertheless we ate it all! What does that say?

The chef himself was absent, disappointingly, though our server took our info quite effectively, and their sous chef of 30 years handled the cooking honors beautifully.

We could have sat outside on the patio but street noise was more than we wanted to deal with. The table we got inside was next to a huge window viewing the busy 7:30pm traffic, with direct sunlight on us. That was not very atmospheric. The only other table would have been next to a slightly loud-speaking group so we weighed the options and chose the bright table by the streetside window.

All in all, a nice experience and different approach, and despite the diminished vibe, we would go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

This is a restaurant that must be visited in Seattle. A truly unique dining experience with excellent food and an excellent host.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 1, 2017

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. We have been here for more than 5 times, and we were impressed every time. We tend to go back every two weeks to enjoy the evening with excellent food and Italian wine. It reminds us of dining in a nice and quiet restaurant in Italy. The quality of food is outstanding, while the amount of food is very generous. We love this restaurant.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Pasta Freska is one of a kind. Dinner is anything chef Mike thinks of for that day. Everyone gets the same thing, although timing is staggered according to when people come in. I think there were five courses plus dessert. They were all good. Chef Mike is omnipresent, talking to each table at least three times during the course of the evening. The restaurant is on a triangular lot, so is piece of pie shaped, with an out the back door and up the steps rooftop dining area for the summer. Wine is whatever Mike has that evening. If the place sounds a little off the wall, it is, but with good food, a friendly chef/owner, and no fufu. Great evening. We've been here three times, and will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

this experience is so unique, since there is no dinner menu, just great food, hand crafted, personalized to your tastes. We reserved a table for 3 after girls happy hour, and when 1 of the husbands, who loves this restaurant, jumped in the car to join us, the staff didn't wince when he showed up 2 courses in; just caught him up with food & wine! I'm a repeat customer, because Chef/owner Mike Hori works not only at creating great food, but also at making your night meaningful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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