Fun place. Food so so. Requested no shellfish and our “chicken “ course tasted good but also distinctly like shrimp to me and my guest.... mentioned this to server who said that was not possible. He offered to bring something else which I declined.
Charmed by the owner and chef every time I visit! The food and atmosphere is exceptional. We make special trips into Seattle just to eat at Pasta Freska. Would recommend to EVERYONE.
What a terrible experience. My husband and I arrived at 6:45 for dinner and left at 9pm - not by choice, but because the food, which was spread out over 6 tapas/servings, took over 2 hours to be served. When asked when the next food will arrive, the staff seemed to have no idea and only offered vague time estimates that turned out to be inaccurate. The tapas, themselves, were very mediocre and small. Although tasty, they were not worth the time or the money spent ($28 per person). I was still hungry leaving the restaurant.
The worst part about our meal was the service. I watched as the owners and the servers went around to all the other tables refilling waters, getting bread for other patrons, and clearing plates. Maybe it was because of where we were sitting, but my husband and I did not get any attention unless the food was FINALLY being served. Even then, I had to ask for my water to be refilled or plates to be cleared. We tried asking the owner what we were eating, and he would brush us off and only say one-worded answers. I do not understand why the service was so bad, given that the owner and the servers were just standing around waiting for the food to be cooked (which, again, why did it take so long?).
If you choose to come, make sure you have already eaten otherwise you will be very grumpy.
We love this place! No menu, no problem. The foods always good and the wines well paired.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Best place ever
If you get 2 bottles of wine they judge you...but other than that this place is fantastic and I’m definitely going back
This meal was not only great food...it was great fun!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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?
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.
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.
Don't miss the eggplant.. It's unbelievable
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
Great chef, great staff, great food! I will come back for next trip.
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!