Pasta Pasta

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$30 and under
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Italian

Welcome to Pasta Pasta in the historic water town of Port Jefferson. Since 1991 Pasta Pasta has become one of the premier restaurants on the North Shore. More than just PASTA; they offer a diverse menu featuring chicken, steak the freshest fish available and of course our innovative pastas and pizza. Decorated in the casual and comfortable style of a Tuscan villa, the dining rooms boast light wood accents, vases filled with fresh flowers, candle-lit tables, antique mirrors, framed art prints and gracefully draped curtains.
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CR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! It’s always on our list of restaurants whenever we are in Port Jeff.

JO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service and atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was pretty good, service was very slow & server was not attentive. We went on a Sunday night. We ordered the scallop appetizer for dinner, but the server got confused & brought me the scallop app. Chicken dish was not impressive..
Overall experience was ok, not overly impressed, however we did like the woman who exchanged the chicken dish..not sure if she was the owner or manager..she was great!! Friendly & what I expected a server to be like.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, service is always outstanding, we love Pasta Pasta!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We LOVE Pasta Pasta! Been there multiple times and have never been disappointed. Everything is good!

HE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, amazing service!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we drive over 20 minutes to get there. The food and service are outstanding! Our favorite server of all time is Anthony, who has become like family.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and was brought out to us in a timely manner. The servers were very nice.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our pre-Valentine’s Day dinner.

e
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was our folk’s birthday, 80th & 90th. It was restaurant week and we chose from their special menu, which was limited but included 3 courses and nicely varied. Everyone enjoyed their choices with the exception of the veal Milanese as the veal was so thinly sliced that all one tasted was the breading. The Asian calamari appetizer was excellent as were the mussels, including 2 other appetizers. Also, the baked fish entree was excellent (I chose the monkfish) and was delicious. I would definitely have that again. My sisters both had the shrimp, mussels and chorizo in a pesto cream sauce over linguini and they enjoyed it. All in all, we had a great time and the staff was friendly and professional.

BG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there quite a few times in the last few months and have always been pleased!!

f
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service. Thefood was awesome . Definitely will go back

F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a most enjoyable dinner at Pasta Pasta during Long Island Restaurant Week. I had the yummy salmon over eggplant and other veggies as well as cannelloni beans . My husband had veal Milannaise. He thought it was delicious. We shared our appetizers: I had fried calamari drizzled with General Tcho sauce and wasabi. I thought the desserts were okay but not great! I had ice cream pops covered in coconut... too much coconut in my opinion. My husband enjoyed his vanilla mousse with fresh whipped cream. All in all it was a wonderful dinner experience, with great service and great ambiance!

GI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wait time exceeded 1/2 hour. Probably because it was restaurant week. We had fried cauliflower and mussel apps. Both were good. I had a veal caprese, which was satisfying. My daughter had chicken with fried gnocchi. The dish was well cooked, but she wasn’t that fond of the wine sauce on the gnocchi. She would have preferred a tomato or vodka sauce.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, but only beer and wine.

JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent here, and fairly priced. Would highly recommend!

3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

entres are made with too much sauce for my liking. i ordered mussels, shrimp, sausage over linguini and the sauce was just too much...for me it takes away from the dish

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Pasta Pasta for restaurant week. We have been going for over 20 years!! Never ever had a bad time. Great service and food. The best bread I ever had!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food with terrific service. We visited for restaurant week and choices were very good. Anthony was terrific as usual.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for restraunt week and the food was delicious , service was a little slow

LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband loves a chicken alfredo dish that has been off the menu for years. They always make it for him and he is always happy with his dish.

RL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a gift certificate and went during restaurant week. The special menu was varied. My meal was delicious from start to finish and so was my husband’s. We were not rushed and there was time given in between courses. Had a really lovely evening.

EP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with the entire family! We always love the food and atmosphere. Great service tonight.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been here in several years, but it was as if no time had passed. Remains a quaint restaurant with amazing food and service.

JM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We always enjoy Pasta Pasta, and always make a reservation. This particular Sunday when we arrived there was not much of a table selection, and we were told the theater let out so the tables filled up quickly. Yes, we had come from the theater and that is why we made a reservation, in order to have a table available. We did ask to wait until a booth was available but were told there were no checks on the tables yet. Then we were offered a very small table in the back by the kitchen - we have sat there before and it is not a comfortable fit for us. We finally were given a table in the first room in the back.
As is the norm the food was delicious, the only thing I would like to say is my appetizer was cool not even really warm. Very unusual for Pasta Pasta.
I really hate to give any negative comments but I think these items should be addressed, when we make a reservation we expect a table that's the idea of the reservation.
Otherwise, we still love Pasta Pasta, we have been coming for years and always enjoy the food and the service.

NS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Pasta never disappoints.

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i
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Pasta has always been one of my favorite restaurants but now that Debbie is the owner she has made something great even better! I don't know how she does it but the food tastes better, the ambiance is a little nicer and my overall experience is just FABULOUS!

RV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Owner, Manager - Anthony and staff are awesome and the food is amazing!

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Food and service were outstanding!

SW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We have loved this restaurant for many years. It’s our “go to” for many special occasions. My husbands office is in town so it’s also a great impromptu lunch date place. This past dining experience was a disappointment. I ordered the dinner special and was given a different “regular “ menu dinner. I felt terrible complaining about it, but I was so looking forward to our New Years dinner experience. Our waitress was very accom

V
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was well prepared. This staff were attentive and accommodating.
Only negative is:
On a Monday nite; we have reservations; I get there first( all are definitely coming; the restaurant is not crowded; it is pouring out and freezing/ -and I would like to be seated to warm up, get some bread (had no lunch) and maybe some wine.

Sorry “house rules” are only whole parties are seated.

Sorry but customer service needs to be worked on.
I was going to book a party of 12 next month for my staff but this turned me off completely. Many restaurants are able to accommodate people with kindness and courtesy from the moment of arrival without blind adherence to “the rules.”
Just stupid.

Pasta Pasta
Responded on January 6, 2020

I am so sorry about your experience and agree that that evening you could have been seated.It is very hard to explain the reasoning for seating complete parties but it mostly is for the weekends. We do pride ourselves on customer service and sorry that we fell short that evening. I promise to speak with my hostess and hope that you will give us another chance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Very rushed and uncomfortable experience with the service after they allowed us to make a reservation 5 minutes before the kitchen closed.

Pasta Pasta
Responded on January 6, 2020

I am so embarrassed by your experience. My staff knows how I feel and I do not want anyone to feel rushed. It was unacceptable that they made you feel that way. Please call me at the restaurant. (631) 331-5335. Debbie

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SB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Location is great, ambiance is nice and the service was a ten. The pizza I would not get again, but the dessert ravioli was excellent and perfect to split (for two).

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Pasta was amazing. We can't wait to go again. The food is delicious starting with the yummy round bread they serve with butter inside. The menu has something for everyone's tastes. 😋

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine there often, always outstanding!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife had salmon, fish if the day and I had veal parmegian.

SS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Debbie ,Jerry and Anthony are the best !

MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Service and food are excellent.

R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Made an early reservation to try to avoid the holiday rush. Waited more than 30 minutes for the table in a crowded waiting area. Graciously, we were offered drinks while we waited. Much to our dismay those drinks ended up on our bill. Not as much as a cup of coffee for the prolonged wait. The food and service once we were sat was good but certainly not worth the wait and poor customer service. Much better local options so until they show more respect towards their customers or learn how to take and “hold” a reservation we will be dining elsewhere

Pasta Pasta
Responded on January 6, 2020

I am so sorry about your experience. You definitely should not been charged for the wine and it is not our policy. We pride ourselves on our customer service and am so sorry we fell short on that day.I hope that you will give us another chance. I Spoke to my hostess and she said it was a miscommunication between her and the waitress. Please contact me at info@pastapastportjeff.comso that I can make it up to you

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great. The only thing I could say was our waitress could have been a little more engaging. However that would not keep me away from coming back.