La Casa Pasta

4.7
710 reviews
$30 and under
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.
What 710 People Are Saying
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AntoinetteA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great!!

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LoisH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food at La Casa Pasta is always outstanding. Prices are also very reasonable for what you get and the bread is amazing. Service last night was a little slow- our waiter seemed to be very overworked- but we weren't in any hurry so we somewhat enjoyed the slower pace for dining.

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MrsMeowgie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love. This. Place. The lasagna is a family favorite but you can’t choose wrong.

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DebbieL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're visiting from out of state, and were surprised to be able to get a last-minute reservation here after being turned away by several other Italian restaurants. We were concerned about quality given how easy it was to get in when everyone else was full. To our surprise and delight, the food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the ambience was comfortable and welcoming. I had the manicotti, my husband had the mostaccioli paesano, and my daughter had the naked fish (tilapia) with Sicilian topping, and all were fantastic. My daughter has some dietary limitations, and our waitress was careful to ensure that her special requests were met. We'll be in Newark for a few more days, and we plan to return again to try different dishes!

JB
JoeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 38 year wedding anniversary at our favorite Italian restaurant! The Food along with the staff and the ambiance was impeccable! The deserts topped the Evening off with perfection! And to our surprise a couple having dinner in the restaurant sent us Two Lemancella cocktails ( Thanks Mike and Louann) to add to the already perfect evening.

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FrancesM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff, caring bartender and fabulous chef!!!

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painter216
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even on a busy weekend in a college town Newark, La Casa Pasta was very good. Service was fast and the food was delicious with enough choices on their "limited Menu" for that evening during Parents Weekend. The Cannelloni de Mare was outstanding!

JF
JimF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lacasa Pasta is our go to restaurant. Food is always great and despite being crowded our server Mike was flawless!!

TC
TriciaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Michael and he was fantastic! As always the food was great!

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Zach
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Hostess busy taking an order on the phone when we arrived, did not acknowledge us. Stood and waited for 5 minutes before someone realized and helped us to our table.
Chicken piccata was awful. Meat looked boiled and had no flavor, counted a whopping 6 capers on the plate. They put red sauce on the pasta that came with it for some reason. Mostaccioli was ok, but unimpressive for the price.

JK
JamesK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Delaware. The food is always good. The food is always right from the kitchen and the wait staff is professional and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Excellent food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a couple of my staff to lunch as appreciation for a managing through a very stressful 6 weeks. It was awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good service good

JM
JeffM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great suburban Italian dining.

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vipjsk1946
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This family-run restaurant has excellent homemade food (including pasta), and a pleasant atmosphere.

MB
vipMikeB
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a return trip with my wife after a long hiatus due to the pandemic. La Casa Pasta has always been one of our favorite restaurants and it still is. Specialty cocktails (Negroni for me, Sunny Sangria for my wife) were very tasty and hit the spot on a hot August night. We shared the Mozzarella de Bufala appetizer, with the fresh, creamy mozzarella accented by fresh tomatoes and roasted peppers. Delicious! We could’ve had two more it was so good. For entrees my wife had Spaghetti and meatballs, and I had Orrechiette with Broccoli rabe and sausage. The pastas were fresh and perfectly al dente. Meatballs were tender and well seasoned. Sausage had as nice spice to it, and the broccoli rabe was sautéed in EVOO and some garlic. I ate every bite, and sopped up the rest of the sauce with the fresh baked Italian bread - scrumptious! We capped off our meals with Cannoli and Tiramisu desserts, and espresso and cappuccino to wash them down. I can’t tell you how much we missed this place - everything was on point and absolutely delicious! Our server, Alivia, did a fantastic job pacing the meal and taking care of us. If you live anywhere near northern Delaware make the trip to La Casa Pasta for some great, authentic Italian food!

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vipPeterP
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service, very nice ambiance. Great place for every occasion, large party or small.

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RonM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was excellent.
D’Rell was very friendly and polite.

However there were Three tables near us, with three different waitstaff, and all three of them presented the specials differently and some left them out of the conversational together.

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Nancy
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Recommend, food is always great , and excellent coffee

CW
ConnieW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh and delicious. Service was great. Dining room is very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent food, environment, and service as always.

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WIGOLFNUT
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the food was very good. I prefer independent operations like this versus chains. Excellent variety with the menu. Enjoyed the wine. Our only disappointment was the red sauce. It was like it came out of the can/jar. I would have expected something made from scratch considering all if the other offerings.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to for special nights out

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Grammy
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was very noisy and crowded. Didn’t expect it to be so crowed for a weekday. The food was excellent and so was our server.

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KenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Delicious as always.

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Bruce
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends. From cocktails, appetizers, through main courses, everything was exceptional. Relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.

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Murph
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great meal and experience, the real our family and us keep returning.

Thanks again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!

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Kimmie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday. The food, service and dining experience was Great!!

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RonM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was awesome.
Sat too close to anther couple and they were
Minding out business and not theirs.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. It never disappoints. We’ve been dining here for many years and we are always pleased!

JG
JanetG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. We tried some different dishes this time, and all were delicious. Our grand daughter who had never been there before was very impressed.
This has some of the best authentic Italian food in the area, as good as my mother's.

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vipRifken
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

For the first time we had to send food back. Service usually good was lacking.hopefully better next time.

CB
CharlesB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great, his boss talked to much and talked down on the waiter, we were on a date, we needed space to chat.

BM
BethM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The Exotic Bomba dessert was amazing!!!!

RJ
RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Can’t wait to return and bring the whole family.

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Amy1975
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a surprise party for my husband and I had a party of 15. It was seem less and perfect. The staff went out of their way to make it special and a true surprise. It was an evening with family and friends that I won’t forget any time soon.
Thanks LaCasa Pasta!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

JF
JoanF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server did not clear the table be fore coffee came.

FAQs

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

La Casa Pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.