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About DC Pasta

PASTA, PANE, VINO
Italian Heritage prevails at The D.C.Pasta Co. Come enjoy a casual, true Italian experience. A collaboration between Dante Boccuzzi and Carmela del Busso. All the pastas are made in house in a traditional old world fashion. The Italian wine list features 30 wines under 30 dollars. The diner is able to choose between two different sizes on our pasta menu. This is affordable Italian dining we all have been waiting for.

12214 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Falling Water Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(440) 238-8500

Website:
http://restaurantdante.us/dcPasta-index.html

Executive Chef:
Dante Boccuzzi (Executive Chef) & Joshua Kielman (Chef de Cuisine)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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DC Pasta Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Casual (13)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been to this restaurant a few times and overall had good experiences. Unfortunately, this visit was less than desirable as there was a long black hair in my wife’s food. When I asked the manager to remove the plate he didn’t offer an apology or a new dish to replace her meal. I realize things happen but I thought this was handled poorly.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great overall dining experience. The menu was creative and well planned out. Options o’plenty.
Service was effective and efficient. Manager was attentive and appeared genuine without being cheesy or disruptive. Our server was knowledgeable and offered his opinion in a very helpful way.
Our meals were delicious.
Would definitely return to this establishment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Spicy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service is excellent. The owner John is attentive to the client needs. The food is authentic and well prepared. The $30.00 and under wine list is a gem.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Tapas, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

I was a bit disappointed they were out of the halibut on Valentine’s Day, but the server was great. The food was delicious, although some of the cheeses were a bit overly salty. Overall, it was a wonderful evening.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for Valentine's Day, at 7:30pm. The restaurant was pretty full when we arrived but we had a reservation and were sat right away, the rush for the night started to clear out at the same time. The service really wasn't good. We ordered wine, an iced tea and an appetizer. The server brought the wine and that was the last we saw of him. A female server approached our table and while later and asked to take our order. We inquired about the iced tea and the appetizer - an order for neither had been placed for us by the first server. We finally got our appetizer - Fritto di Mar (calamari and shrimp) with red pepper coulis. It was a really small serving. There were just a couple tiny shrimp mixed in. The calamari was too chewy and wasn't seasoned. And I don't know what they think red pepper coulis is, but this sauce wasn't it - mayo with spices, that's not a coulis.

When the appetizer came, we ordered our dinner, starting with 2 salads. We finished the appetizer and sat and sat waiting for the salads. We asked about them and were told they were being made. I then also asked for bread at that point. Every other table had bread but we were offered none. Salads were fine. Again, kind of on the smaller side. For dinner we had linguine carbonara and chicken parmesan. They were decent. Nothing terribly impressive. The pasta was cooked nicely, al dente. The carbonara didn't come with any meat other than the pancetta, you could add it for an upcharge and I regret not adding chicken. It would have been nice to receive a spoon with the carbonara dish, but that was something I had to request after the fact.

The food was fine and priced well enough that maybe I'd go back, if I was nearby and needed dinner. I wouldn't rush back or recommend it specificically.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

We loved the ability to do half plates in the spirit of trying your wide array of delicious pasta dishes. We’ll be back

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was sub par. My husbands cavatelli was doughy and gummy. The sauce lacked flavor. The spicy sausage wasn’t even spicy. My carbonara was served in a soup like sauce. It was not classic Italian carbonara at all. It wasn’t very busy at the time so I am not sure what the issue was. Our server was very attentive. At least the wine was good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great meal to go with great friends! Love the option of getting small plates and sharing

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had great meal and I especially love the half size pasta dishes you can order. Everything was perfect and delicious.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always one of my favorite pasta restaurants. However last night the service was extremely slow and inattentive. The pasta was dry and lacked flavor. Chicken picatta was dry and lackluster. Definitely off its game. Seemed to be short servers and the cooks were second string. Hopefully just a bad night. One more night like this and it won't be one of my favorites any longer.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love the 1/2 plate pasta dishes available because you have to enjoy their cheese and meat selections. The bread and bean spread ( complimentary) are delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was delicious and the staff is really nice and helpful. Highly recommend this place!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of our “fallback” places. The food is always good,the wine list is affordable . They were short handed but did their best to give us their usual good service.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love the place. Always try different dishes because they change up the menu and they offer daily specials. Always great food.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful pasta and clam entree!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful, service was awesome. We were here at closing time, our server was understanding.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent dinner. Great wine list. Service was superb.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and service - one of our favorite spots.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great Place and atmosphere close to home..Just a good place

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was terrific. The Mushroom Ravioli special especially good tonight. DC Pasta continues to be very consistent both in terms of food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent as always and our waiter was very knowledgeable, helping with our wine selection as well as our dinner selections.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

In the world of restarants that charge too much for for substandard fare, DC is a shining example of reasonbly priced dining. Homemade pasta in a pleasant setting, great service that is a homerun value. Food was delicious! Definitely worth checking out

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Late evening reservations. Very nice meal and service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Host was very gracious and professional. Food was very good and great choice of meatballs. Cocktails good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My husband and I went here recently. The salads were great, just the right amount of dressing. We both go pasta and meatballs which were also good. Our waiter, Kurt was very helpful and provided great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Super meal with great service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Outstanding pasta dishes. If you want excellent homemade pasta and sauces, eat here.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was so incredible and the service was spot on! Store area/ host area was confusing at arrival. Bathrooms were kind of dingy but the food was so go!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We enjoyed the great food, service, noise level was just right. We had relaxed time with friends and did not feel rushed. Staff was very kind. We enjoy going to small local restaurants instead of a chain. Thank you DC Pasta!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My fresh pasta spaghetti and clams looked like ramen noodles. Calamari and shrimp appetizer did not look good.. looked like someone else's leftovers. My wife's eggplant parmesan was good. Dante needs to revamp this place asap, because it was just average.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Limited Menu choices. If you order pasta, get the large portion because the small portion is a child's size. Even the large, I had expected to take some home, was not generous. Friend ordered sm ravoli and got 3 . Food was nothing exceptional. The place was half empty so we did not need our reservations. Service was good. But everything was ala carte except the dinner choices of which there was only 6 options. Would not dine there again, too many other Italian places in the area that give you more value for your dollar and taste better.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is a super Italian restaurant on westside. Home made pastas and very good service/food.save the drive to Murray hill.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Pasta bolognese and cavatelli with spicy sausage were outstanding; the full serving was plenty for any appetite. Meatball was delicious and the wines by the glass were very good also. The vegetarian pasta ragu lacked flavor and there was too much eggplant. Atmosphere was loud for a weeknight.

Downside was the mediocre service; the waiter was not familiar with the ingredients or flavor profile of some of the dishes. He read directly from one of the guest's menus which was of no help at all. Service was slow to start with and not as attentive as the better restaurants we've been too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The lasagna special was very good. The sauce was different from any we have had before. Would definitely order it again.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food and service was outstanding, Great place for a date or just for a fun evening

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always excellent food and service. An enjoyable dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wife and I love eating here. Food is always excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

All house made pasta. Amazing food and wine.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We wanted to relax and enjoy the evening as there was no rush. However looks like the waiter was in a big hurry. Barely full. We wanted to order apps and wine- never heard we can't just do that before. We had to order even entrees. He insisted that we make that choice as the kitchen needs courses. 12 guests in your restaurant and your kitchen can't handle that amount of business ??? So bizzare. Ended up ordering the food. The meal was tasty , half way into the apps the entrees arrive - where did your urgency of coursing a meal go ? Felt so rushed. Not sure if I would recommend or return.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

food was outstanding,the hot pepper sausage was hot and excellent and the pasta dishes were
terrific. however I was a little disappointed that there were no veal dishes. The calamari was very light and enjoyed by all. The four of us all had different dishes and they all were served pipping hot and timely .

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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