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.
Love this place!!
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.
This is a restaurant that must be visited in Seattle. A truly unique dining experience with excellent food and an excellent host.
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.
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.
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.
The food here was good but not great. The service was abysmal. I had a reservation on OpenTable and I told them that and they didn't seem to hear me or care or something- they were pretty nasty to us at the front door. I'm pretty sure my table remained open the entire night, meanwhile, I had to wait about an hour at the front until another table opened up. We were completely ignored so I couldn't even nag someone that the empty table sitting in the back *was* mine. When we were finally seated, the empty table in the back remained empty for another hour or so until I guess they gave up on holding it for someone that was already seated.
Pasta Freska always has wonderful, flavorful entrees paired well with great wines. We love that there is no ordering- the great food and wine just keep coming! Mike always goes out of his way to greet us and makes occasions memorable. The deck is fun for summer evenings. We will continue to come back for such a great experience!
Amazing food! This is my favorite restaurant!
Loved it! My daughter has many allergies and they were so great about keeping her legal. Such a fun place and thr owner and wait staff were wonderful!
This restaurant has a very different take on Italian food. There are no menus and they just make whatever they feel like.
They do accommodate food restrictions but overall the food was subpar.
Great experience for my family! Chef came out and talked to us about what we liked, didn't and then gave us the most savory dishes. Be prepared to relax and enjoy! This is not a quick meal and we absolutely loved it and have already recommended it to a friend working out in Seattle right now.
The experience, food, and service were AMAZING! I appreciated Michael's approach. He asks you if there was anything you cannot eat. Then the food starts rolling out...vino, perfectly dressed salad, freshly made eggplant parmigiana, manicotti packed with ricotta and spinach, spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, frutti di mare, and a dessert trio. Best $50 I've ever spent on a meal. Can't rave enough about this place. Quaint place surrounded by roses outside, so warm and inviting. If you are ever in WA, eat here.
An unusual and fantastic dining experience. We were very happy with our time at Pasta Freska.
Awesome place with everything a "chef's table" Great wine pairing
This was our 4th time to dine here and it was just as good as the first time, Chef did an excellent job as always.
A fantastic and unique restaurant. There is no menu: you walk in and they start serving you. You're wondering what's next and when it will stop. We were served seven courses: salad and garlic bread, an eggplant Parmesan-style dish, a shellfish mix, lasagna, chicken Marsala, salmon and a white fish, a steak sample...and then dessert: spumoni, chocolate cake, and a crème brûlé. All this for about $30/person.
As always - I very much enjoyed the evening at Pasta Freska- the food and people and atmosphere are right up my alley!
Mike is an amazing host to all of his customers. We live out of State and visit Seattle 4-5 times a year and always make Pasta Freska one of our stops with our friends who travel with us as well as friends we have in Seattle. This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food is always amazing and the plates never stop coming. No menu! He surprises his guests with a variety of small plates that make you excited for the next one. Mike just wants to know if there is anything you don't like. And the wine never stops flowing. We Definitely recommend this place...you will not be disappointed!
A lot of food, but it is delicious! They bring you like 6 courses, but they are all amazing. The place is very cozy and doesn't look fancy, but it is truly upscale.
I used to love PF. They have no menu. They just start bringing food and interactions with Mike we're great. The food doesn't change much, so I don't go very often but it's always fun. But this last visit was a disappointment. I took some work colleagues and visitors for dinner and the service was slow, the food limited (fewer portions than usual) and the bill expensive. For $80/head including wine and tip, I expect a lot more.
Great as always! Wonderful experience! Thank you.
It was a wonderful dining experience, Mike was a lot of fun and the staff was very attentive. Great wine and every course was brilliant!
So much delicious food. Save space for dessert!
Loved it. Wil be back!
Great experience here!! Wonderful food and wonderful service. Will definitely be going back.
A woman sang beautifully. Definitely made the night more special.
Had a decent experience previously during a weeknight however my second visit on a Saturday night was pretty frustrating.. Made a reservation for 7; arrived on time and waited for 35 minutes before being seated, and that includes the hostess forgetting to check off our name the first time we let her know we had arrived.. Very unorganized... Once seated, we waited for 10 more minutes before ANYONE said a word to us, a young and obviously rushed server basically threw down a basket of bread and took off without any sort of greeting.. finally after 15 minutes of being seated, the head chef brought us more bread and asked if we needed a drink.. without dragging out this review, we had a frustrating time, the service lacking and when anyone did help, they were rushed. The food that night was just okay and the overall experience has resulted in us never returning. Poor service, unorganized, rushed, uncomfortable & frustrating experience...
Best Food in Town. No menu, no problem. It doesn't get better for authentic Italian.
We love Pasta Freska! We took my mother-in-law there for her birthday and she FELL IN LOVE with it. The food is amazing and the owner makes you feel like you're eating at his house. They don't have a menu - they simply ask about your food allergies and then bring you 6 courses of the yummiest Italian food ever. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night, Friday night out, or family dinner.
I love this place! I had first come here about 10 years ago and it's still delicious and lovely. The staff was attentive yet relaxed and friendly. The wine they picked out for us was OUTSTANDING. If you want a leisurely and interesting dinner experience definitely come here. I plan on coming back sooner than a decade now that I live closer!
Had a great and surprisingly fun meal at Pasta Freska. They don't have a dinner menu. You show up, server asks about things you don't like or are allergic to, and bam... out come multiple courses of good authentic Italian. Cool concept!
Awesome as ever, love this place.
When we walked in, we were greeted by the owner and head chef! We were seated immediately. The chef asked us if we were allergic to or didn't like any type of food (we both said no) and then the staff began bringing out meal after meal! I believe we had 6 courses total and a bottle of wine. The Thursday special can't be beat-$60 per couple for 6 courses. It was very authentic/homemade. The atmosphere was quiet and comfortable-I felt at home. You could dress casual or formal and you wouldn't feel out of place. Fantastic service and amazing food-we were both uncomfortably full after our meal! Just a warning, you will end up spending about an hour and a half here so don't come if you are on a time crunch!
I love this place! It always provides more then I expect. They gladly adjusted for my party of 10 and the food and experience was perfect. Every single person I invited has gone back again and I plan on spending many more holidays here!
Absolutely love this place...couldn't give highest marks for ambiance because it's not "fancy", but my sister declared it the "best dining experience we've ever had!"
This place doesn't have a menu; you get what the chef is cooking. And it's always fantastic! I think it's a quirky gem.
They do not have menus. They just bring you food. A lot of the dishes were covered in sauces so that you could barely taste the food itself. would not recommend to anyone. Service was poor. Just not very friendly and they didnt seem like they wanted to be there.
Good place to sit and received food at your table. Don't expect to select special dishes. It's a good place served by the chef/owner, the people is nice and the desert were great.