La Casa Pasta

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512 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
For parties of 10 or more please contact the resturant directly.

As you open the doors to La Casa Pasta, your senses will be stimulated with the aromas of freshly-pressed pasta, delicately made sauces and warm, baked breads fill the air. Critics will agree that the tastes are even more satisfying.
Set in classic Italian decor, our marble floors, breathtaking art and stone statues representing our heritage will surely impress you and your guests.

Chef and Owner Giuseppe Martuscelli's roots and knowledge of fine foods and wines originated in the town of Santa Maria Di Castellabate near Salerno, Italy. Giuseppe came to America with the Italian Navy in 1967 and returned to stay in 1973, settling in Newark, Delaware to open La Casa Pasta in 1978.
Since then, he has made it his goal to serve only the most authentic Northern and Southern Italian foods. Each year, he travels back to his homeland and beyond to learn new recipes and import ingredients not to be found in the states.

Complimentary special offers

Appetizer Mondays

Every Monday enjoy half price select apps with a purchase of an entree from 5-9pm

Craft Beers & Pizza Night

Every Wednesday our craft brick oven pizzas are half price and craft beers are $2 off

Oyster Tuesdays

Mix and Match different oysters at $2 per (on the half shell, rockefeller, chesapeake and one of our chef's specials)

Wine Down Thursdays

Every Thursday from 5-9pm we have select bottles of wine available at a discounted price!

What 512 People Are Saying
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ThomasM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 60th birthday dinner

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

even though I forgot to use my appetizer coupon everything was great very helpful and pleasant staff.

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vipRichardS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Very professional. I also saw him doing the due diligence to really scrub down a table after it's been used to limit the possibility of any germs/virus's from spreading.

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DanayshaP
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience1

Food had no flavor and when me and my friends walked in, us being black, we were stared at the entire time.

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Bruce
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with friends. Great bar selection plus half price bottles of wine on Thursdays. Always excellent meals and this was no different, from appetizers to salads to main courses (we skipped dessert). We will continue to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good and didn’t disappoint. Dessert was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

To start with, parking was pretty bad but that wasn't too important. It was a beautiful place with a great atmosphere. Really enjoyed looking around and seeing all the decorations beautiful furniture and lightning. Service is another area that I really enjoyed, friendly wait staff that seemed to know what they were talking about.

I really only had 2 problems with the restaurant. First was the claustrophobic seating. They sat us at a corner table squeezed in with two other tables making getting in and out way too uncomfortable, not to mention ruined our ability to enjoy a nice night out. We may as well have been on a double date with the table next to us.

Then the main problem was the food. Just didn't seem worth it for the price tag. Caesar salad was completely wilted, soggy and no croutons cheese or anything else in it. The rack of lamb I got was completely unseasoned and tasteless which includes the bland mushroom sauce along with it. Short rib raviolis were also unseasoned and just didn't seem to work at all, can't say tasteless but the taste made it unappetizing and hard to eat. Brussel sprouts seemed undercooked and again unseasoned. The potatoes were the only thing that seemed to have any kind of seasoning and was cooked better than everything else but that was about it. We would have liked to get dessert but really didn't want to take the chance of being dissatisfied with anymore food and decided to just pick something up at Wawa instead.

Really wanted to enjoy this beautiful place, but the food was a real let down. As my wife said the service made me smile but the food made me cry.

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limeru
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I hadn't been to this restaurant in years. Thought I'd give it another try. Very disappointed. Food was subpar at best for the money. Crab dip appetizer was about 3/4 cup worth and was bland ($18 woah) Ordered chicken parm and ask for spaghetti with olive oil instead of sauce (which either supposedly came with the meal) and was charged $5.00 more? $5.00 on top of a $22.00 entrée that is supposed to come with a side. Also, my daughter was asked if she'd like more wine after her glass was empty, and the waitress completely ignored the fact that my glass of soda was empty. She never asked me if I wanted another. Nothing irks me more than not having my drinks refilled. I don't ask much of wait staff, but my pet peeve, is not refilling drinks at a timely pace. We only went because we dined at Chesapeake Inn for Thanksgiving and received a red envelope to open at the table upon returning to one of their establishments to win a prize inside. Was excited to see what it was all this time. The waitress said they've all been free apps or desserts. Wahoo, big surprise. Lots of restaurants give those coupons without waiting 2 months to open them right at the table. I definitely won't be returning. It was $80.00 wasted.

La Casa Pasta
Responded on 27 February 2020

We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your visit with us the other day. At your convenience, could you please call the restaurant and ask for the manager on duty so that we may fully address the disconnects. I was not able to find any check for $80 on the 25th and our crab and artichoke dip is $13. We would love the opportunity to make it right. Thank you for your time.

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vip1whoknows
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Service, greeting, wine temperature, food quality, the works!
I suggest that they refrain from using cherry gelato in their affagato The chocolate was the best!

La Casa Pasta
Responded on 27 February 2020

We always strive to exceed expectations here! We can certainly ensure you have all chocolate in your next affogato! Your feedback means a lot.

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vipJT09NEWARK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great server (James). Very professional and attentive.

La Casa Pasta
Responded on 27 February 2020

We are proud of our team. Thanks for the shout out!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this place. Food was amazing and dessert was even better. My leftovers reheated well the next day and was just as good.

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MandiC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We love the food here but every time we go I make reservations and wind up getting the worst seat in the house. I don’t know why I make reservations when I’m just going to be sitting whatever is available anyway. I also wish there was some sort of dress code . People sat next to us with baseball Hats on and literally filthy. I consider this restaurant upscale .... but the clientele that goes is not !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Even with a reservation they said it would be a 20 minute wait, at 8:45 at night. People were lining the walls and the wait area was packed. We left.

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Jodi
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, La Casa Pasta did not disappoint. Great food, great atmosphere and great service!

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SabrinaE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was delicious!!! We went on Valentine's Day with another couple. It was very busy, but our food still came out on time and hot. There was no lag in service. I was really very impressed considering how busy they were. It was definitely top notch. Can't wait to go back again and will probably be our spot for Valentine's Day from here on out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the ambiance of the restaurant was even better. If you want good Italian food this is the place to go.

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SonnyT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was timely and engaging.

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife here for an early Valentines Day dinner. Started with glasses of Chianti and red Sangria, both very good. Caesar and Arugula/beets salads were fresh and crisp with nice, bright dressings made in house. Fettuccine Bolognese and Crab stuffed flounder with shrimp in a scampi sauce were our entrees. The pastas and seafood were cooked perfectly, and the sauces were nicely balanced and seasoned. The fresh breads came in handy - we both sopped up the sauces with them that’s how tasty they were. We shared a homemade traditional Tiramisu and finished off our meals with coffee and a double espresso. Delicious! Great food, service and atmosphere as always. This is one of the best and most consistent restaurants in the area. If you want authentic Italian food done well this is the place! Can’t wait to come back!

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AmyM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Great food and great service. Corey was amazing! Our go-to spot for authentic Italian food.

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vipValentines
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service-thanks to Ted and Lexi. Food was amazing. The best broccoli rabe and sausage. Decadent meat platter. Other guests had the flounder stuffed with crab, gnocchi and ravioli. Dessert was a nice ending to a wonderful evening. Coconut sorbet, passion fruit sorbet, and amaretto tiramisu were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. Nice place, great service. Food was alright, a little over priced in my opinion. Most meals come with pasta in red sauce, I wanted to substitute the red sauce for oil and garlic and that was a $5 charge. Servings are, well, true servings. The best part of the meal was the chef cobbler (peach). Overall, it was a good meal/date. It was nice to try somewhere different.

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable meal. Wanda was an excellent server and very attentive. Recommend the amaretto tiramasu desert

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LizG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always well made and delicious! Service is incredible and atmosphere is wonderful, whether you are on an intimate date or with your family! Love this place!

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Except for not being able to fix my dinner the way I wanted it, and I had to order something else, everything was good. Our waiter didn't show up very often at our table, and there where times when we wanted something. Other than that we had a good dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. Could not say enough about the atmosphere, food, music and servers. If you are looking for a great evening, look no further.

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DoloMarshall
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Large portion for their lasagna selection. Very tasty and filling. I always take half of it home to enjoy the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always can count on good food and service.

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vipHarry
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the best server you could ask for Lexi was outstanding as was the food and drink

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rbincc
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding!

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vip1satisfiedcustomer
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Wasn't crazy about the fish special. Normally love the food so this won't stop me from going back

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vipPajb
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food and the service at La Casa Pasta never disappoints. It was New Years
Eve and they were booked solid but we never felt rushed and everything was excellent.

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DianeG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with a dinner at LaCasa Pasta. Consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!

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BarbaraR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with three friends from High School (we graduated from Concord in 1974 & from the U of D in 1978). We had a great table and an awesome server! Food is always awesome!

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vipCher
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas eve with parents

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SuzetteL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had Christmas Eve dinner at La Casa Pasta and everything was wonderful. The place was very festive, we got a great family picture by the tree. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious and just the right portion size. We have been a La Casa Pasta for dinner in the past and would recommend going!!

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vipJenT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The place was tooooooo jammed. Squeezing too many people into too small of a space. We had six people at a table that should have held four. No room for anything.

Also, while I understand the menu is standard, and no substitutions allowed, given the holiday and everything, BUT - we asked for a plate of food with the sauce on the side, instead of on the pasta. They could not accommodate that, but were able to leave mushrooms off a different dish. Crazy!

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SueY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I have been going to La Casa Pasta for three decades and while the food is still great, the service is horrible and rushed, and the atmosphere is too loud and casual for the price. They have been going down hill from a customer experience perspective ever since they reopened after the fire a few years back. I just want the old La Casa Pasta back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Reservations are suggestions only. Owner made it really get

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La Casa Pasta offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 738-9935.

La Casa Pasta is rated 4.6 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

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