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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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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.1

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4.2

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91% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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·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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vip
 (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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·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 13, 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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·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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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Best carbonara I have ever had!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I'm a long-time patron, and have always enjoyed, but things seem really together now with continuity of staff, quality of food, etc. This is a great place.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We love DBA in Akron, thought we would try another restaurant in the Dante group. We had an excellent dining experience, food was great. I would say our favorite part were the meatballs, but it was all wonderful. The only thing I found surprising was that they were not busier... I felt sort of confused about that. The lack of traffic def didn't affect the quality and freshness of the food. In a busy area like Strongsville, this is truly a hidden gem.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We came here for a casual dinner out with my parents. The service from the moment we walked in until we left was absolutely superb and the food was excellent, and included all house-made pastas. The ambiance was cozy with just the right amount of background music. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We went there for a date night and had a very nice meal. The food was good; the homemade pasta was fantastic and highly recommended. Our server took the time to explain the menu options and make recommendations since it was our first time. We received excellent service and enjoyed our evening out.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our food was excellent. Our waiter was tip-top.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Since returning from Delaware just over a year ago, we've made DC Pasta a regular in our date Night favorite rotation. We drive from Westlake and every minute of the drive is worth it. We get fantastic service and the atmosphere is quiet and always appropriate for a nice date night. We recommend D.C. Pasta.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was amazing! My husband and I went out with another couple and we were all very impressed with the quality of food. The restaurant is tucked away in a little plaza. The prices are reasonable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

DC Pasta is not of the typical "Dante quality" and was nowhere near as good as it was the last time I ate there about a year ago. The 3 Caesar salads were water logged and therefore the dressing didn't stick to the lettuce and it was very watery. Pasta plate presentations were very messy. Although the homemade noodles were perfectly cooked al dente, the carbonara was overly sauced with the noodles swimming in the sauce. The sausage in the sausage pasta was oddly cut in weird pieces and it was oily. For what we ordered, it was underrated and over priced.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The restaurant was mediocre at best. We read that this was Dante's restaurant and honestly had high hopes for the food quality and taste. Both the pasta dishes we ordered were really bland. The service was really good but food not up to par. We spent $90 dollars this was including a bottle of wine (30) so not cheap by any means, and we're really not satisfied. I really think there are other Italian restaurants that might be better at least from a taste perspective. I would rate this place not very high.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 10, 2017

This is a hidden gem, wasn't going to try because the name didn't sound appetizing but glad I did.
The quality of food and wine was top notch and great prices.
Go to this place you won't be disappointed!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

My husband and I visit from Chicago regularly and we love DC Pasta. The food is authentic and delicious and the service is always great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I always enjoy DC Pasta. . .whether w/business clients or family it's a very good experience. The staff is friendly and helpful, the wine options, while not over the top, are reasonably valued. I haven't had a pasta dish there that wasn't at least very good and some of the other entrees are also quite nice!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Try the pork tenderloin dinner ... it is very tasty and includes your choice of a small dinner salad as well. It is well worth the $19 !!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our meal was fabulous as always. Very consistent in deliciousness every time we visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Been here several times and keep on coming back. We really enjoy D.C.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Our first time at DC Pasta. The meatballs were the best I have ever tasted!! Not your typical Italian Food Restaurant, definitely upscale gourmet Italian. If your looking for your mamma's traditional spaghetti and meatballs, this is not the place. If your looking for something special and extraordinary this is the place. Our server was great, but it took over 45 minutes for us to get our entrees and we did not have appetizers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great homemade pasta - creative and delicious. Five different style meatballs on the side. Incredible. Loved it and will be back

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Ordered two half portions and they were probably two of the bestst pasta dishes I've ever had.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was amazing. I eat out often. and I haven't tasted food this delicious in years.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Last time I was there I have the egg plant was amazing and this time the egg plant was tough and chewy and not the same as in February. Also it seems that the portions are getting smaller I think for the money you could give a bigger salad and then the chicken marsala was great but again small portions

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Wasn't real impressed with the food. I felt like it could've been chef boyardee in the kitchen. Expected better after dining at other Dante locations!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Been there a number of times, its our go to place. We have taken or recommended DC Pasta to a number of friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I thought the food was delicious! Nice selection of pasta choices. Good meatballs! We will definetly be back!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 20, 2017

After one of the most stellar dining experiences I've ever had at Dante, I had some unrealistic expectations for this member of the Dante Dining Group. While this location doesn't measure up to the Tremont flagship in terms of ambiance and the quality of the fare, that only puts it in the bottom 95 percent of local eateries. While it may not reach the same culinary heights, DC Pasta delivers exceptional food. An excellent selection of options from start to finish are on the menu, but I loved that they were willing to work off the menu for a couple of picky eaters at home with the sitter. Everything we ordered was exceptionally well prepared, and the dishes large enough to satisfy. In fact, we brought home quite a bit in leftovers, in spite of our gorging. The restaurant is a little tucked away in its location, but hardly difficult to find. The only complaint I would make is regarding the prices. To be clear, I would not consider the menu to be overpriced, as everything was stellar in quality. But, prices are at the higher end, even considering the authenticity and quality of the dishes. Small complaint, considering how satisfying our experience was.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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