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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

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Romantic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 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 20, 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 14, 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 30, 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 24, 2017

Always amazing

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 22, 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 21, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 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 September 1, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 31, 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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·Dined on August 26, 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 24, 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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·Dined on August 23, 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 20, 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 20, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Always a favorite. The food is so Amazing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Love this place!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 8, 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 2, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 2, 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 30, 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 29, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Amazing food! This is my favorite restaurant!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2017

An unusual and fantastic dining experience. We were very happy with our time at Pasta Freska.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Awesome place with everything a "chef's table" Great wine pairing

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

As always - I very much enjoyed the evening at Pasta Freska- the food and people and atmosphere are right up my alley!

Lulu

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great as always! Wonderful experience! Thank you.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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