Pasta Freska

4.5
471 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Dinner at Pasta Freska Italian Restaurant is based on Chef Mike Horri's "Have it your way" philosophy! We truly are a unique and fun Seattle restaurant - Chef Mike comes to your table, asks questions, has a little fun and makes sure he delivers a great dining experience. Truly unique Italian comfort food. You won't go away hungry. Do you maybe just want to have one entree and with a salad, you can do that too.

Typically the way our dinner works is start with a salad and appetizer then we are ready to start the dinner, so you should expect to the dinner to last about an hour and a half. You should expect one dish of differents kinds of Pasta, Seafood and chicken.

We do accommodate larger parties as well.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-9PM
Friday & Saturday 5-10PM
Sunday- Closed
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Phone number
(206) 283-1515
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mike Horri
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Private Party Facilities
We provide services for Private Parties, both internally and outside our restaurant at such venues as the Mercer Island Yacht Club, The Swedish Cultural Center, and the Puget Sound Yacht Club, among many others. We do graduations, weddings, wedding rehearsals, private parties, corporate affairs, box lunches, corporate meetings, breakfast and lunch catering & meetings in and around Seattle, The Eastside, Mercer Island and surrounding areas.
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Private Party Contact
Mike Horri: (206) 283-1515
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Catering
We also provide catering, banquet and private party services. Please visit our catering page and get an idea of how we can transfer our simple, sweet, warm, generous atmosphere and food to your next event.
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Cross Street
8th Ave. N
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Parking Details
Street parking is available as well as free lot parking across the street on Westlake Avenue North.
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Public Transit
Metro RT 40 (Westlake Ave N), 62 (Dexter Ave N), E-Line (Aurora Ave N)
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Special Events & Promotions
Pasta Freska can provide for all of your Wedding Reception needs in one complete package! Let us provide the silverware, chaffing dish, napkins, dishes, plates, tablecloths, and six romantic locations for you to chose from! You focus on your special night and we will handle the rest!
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine
What 471 People Are Saying
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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've had the pleasure of dining at Pasta Freska on numerous occasions. Every time has been a homemade taste treat! Highly recommended!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, amazing people and amazing food !

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Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Show up hungry!!! If you are adventurous and willing to eat what is served to you, this is the place for you! No menu, they ask preference of meat, seafood, chicken or no meat. From there on, it’s one delicious plate after another delivered. We had salad. sea bass, chicken, tenderloin, spaghetti an eggplant dish, clams, shrimp, pasta and dessert. Come hungry and give yourself a couple of hours to relax and enjoy your meal(s).

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely time, great food, and better wine.

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D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and always celebrate my birthday here. Chef Michael is always welcoming and I love the food and atmosphere.

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e
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place! It is one of my favorites. What a pleasure to not have to order anything. Great food and wine just keep coming until you are full.

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CD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good and the price was as expected. We paid just shy of $100 for two. This included wine, dessert and tip. While not having a menu made us a little nervous, the chef stuck to fairly main stream food that was tasty. We had read other reviews about the long wait and they turned out to be true. We had a reservation at 7:30pm and were not sat till 8:00pm but once we got our table the food started rolling out at a decent rate. If you are ok with timing not being exact, it’s worth it.

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j
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! Concept: The Chef visits your table to see if you have any food allergies or dislikes... then just sit back while 8 or 9 different dishes start arriving at your table... absolutely delicious (all of them) and the staff are all phenominal. No menu to read, no choices to make - just wonderful surprises (one after the other)!

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HF
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a great place for special occasions and the great value

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So awesome not having to spend time looking at a menu or having to decide which plate we wanted to go with. We felt like we got to taste a little of everything!

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RD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to Pasta Freska several times, and I always come away pleased. On this occasion, my wife and I took some people from my work. It was their first experience. In the beginning, they were a bit dubious about the fact that there is no menu. By the end of the meal, they were all converts! Chef Mike takes care of everyone's dietary needs, on an individual basis. You will leave satisfied and happy! We took a couple there once, who were gluten intolerant. They couldn't eat beef or tomatoes or corn. They had a great meal, and continue to love the restaurant.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Festive and fun. No menus so courses are a surprise. Decor is old fashioned but still worth your while.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Fresh pasta! Chef goes to your table and decides prepare your dinner based on your restrictions. Everything was delicious

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c
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went with our 5 year old and another family with an infant. One of us is a vegetarian and we were easily accommodated. We had great wine, amazing food and a lot of it.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The chef cares about his guests and even if they are slammed (which they were tonight) he makes a point to apologize with a glass of champagne to you.
Amazing meal. They serve the best food, you won’t be disappointed

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Chef Mike was great. He brought many, many courses and it was a fun & unique dining experience. Fantastico!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place! The food was amazing and very unique. I will be back again soon

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation, were waiting for 20 minutes, nobody came neither to greet us, sit us to the a table or ask for more patience. They were clearly over booked but I think you can do better than this service wise. We left without having dinner

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S
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great family atmosphere- with a good energy for fun and conversation.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were skeptical about eating whatever the owner felt like serving that night but if you believe in the maxim that a restaurant is only as good as the basic ingredients used, then the idea has a lot of merit. The food was exceptional for the price. They have some outstanding Italian wines, but we opted for a less expensive wine which was a good value. We will definitely return. Not knowing what they might serve you is half of the fun of this reasonably priced place.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a sweet location and unique dining experience! The chef develops his menu daily and you're in for a spontaneous meal when you sit down. Definitely a must do!

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IR
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Pre-prom dinner for my son and his friends. The chef brought out his special recommendations and treated themgraciously. A great dining experience for the youngsters.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very personable host and waiters were right there with next fish at beginning, giving more time between meals toward the end and dessert. So move to simply talk, drink wine and not worry about what comes you had to make. Bravo to the chef and owner..

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VO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If it were possible to give Mike's food 6 stars, I would do it. It's been 7+ years since our last visit yet Mike remembered us, remembered our food likes/dislikes, and chatted with us about all the changes. Fantastic food mostly customized to your tastes. There is no menu; you just talk with Mike and magic happens. It's well worth fighting to find parking (parking would be the only downside) and then driving again to get to theatre.

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T
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and fun time

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s
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The place looked pretty run down, inside was a bit cleaner. There were fruit flies everywhere and we were not asked what type of Wine we wanted one was opened and placed in front of us. When we looked it up on google it showed the cost to be $7.50-$20.00 when the bill came the bottle of wine was almost $40.00. If you were to go to this place be ready for sticker shock when the bill comes, for 2 people it was over $110.00 not including a tip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and wine. Chef chooses food and wine for you. Delicious.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the surprise element of this place. You get about 7 courses and you aren’t sure what is coming next. Every course was excellent.

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AK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This was our second time in the last two months to celebrate a birthday. First time was great. This time was a disaster. Food was cold. The same sauce was on the first three dishes. The last dishes were served from a pan dripping with sauce. Owner couldn’t remember what we had. The presentation was absolutely disgusting! This was a $175.00 meal for four people and truly owner should be ashamed! It was busy , meal took 2 1/2 hours. This would of never been served on King 5 like we were served! We will NEVER go back and first Seattle resteraunt with this bad of experience!!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal !! It was creative, delicious and fun !!

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AK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner and personal experience. Having to not order off a menu was the best!

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S
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing restaurant. In the 10 years I've been dining there I have never been disappointed.

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a
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unusual place. You meet with the chef and discuss what you eat and don't eat and then they bring you food--you don't choose. Everything was well prepared and interesting. The food was very good and although we didn't choose our own meal, everything was great.

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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this place. No menu, no fuss - just a great person who asks you if there is anything you do not eat and if you would like a glass of wine. Then the wine and food start flowing. All the while a lovely singer is doing requests around the room. Love it!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Fun place. Food so so. Requested no shellfish and our “chicken “ course tasted good but also distinctly like shrimp to me and my guest.... mentioned this to server who said that was not possible. He offered to bring something else which I declined.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charmed by the owner and chef every time I visit! The food and atmosphere is exceptional. We make special trips into Seattle just to eat at Pasta Freska. Would recommend to EVERYONE.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef will greet you at your table to discover your preferences, but then your meal will be a mystery. You'll eat whatever the chef makes! It's all delicious and there is so much food.

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m
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

What a terrible experience. My husband and I arrived at 6:45 for dinner and left at 9pm - not by choice, but because the food, which was spread out over 6 tapas/servings, took over 2 hours to be served. When asked when the next food will arrive, the staff seemed to have no idea and only offered vague time estimates that turned out to be inaccurate. The tapas, themselves, were very mediocre and small. Although tasty, they were not worth the time or the money spent ($28 per person). I was still hungry leaving the restaurant.

The worst part about our meal was the service. I watched as the owners and the servers went around to all the other tables refilling waters, getting bread for other patrons, and clearing plates. Maybe it was because of where we were sitting, but my husband and I did not get any attention unless the food was FINALLY being served. Even then, I had to ask for my water to be refilled or plates to be cleared. We tried asking the owner what we were eating, and he would brush us off and only say one-worded answers. I do not understand why the service was so bad, given that the owner and the servers were just standing around waiting for the food to be cooked (which, again, why did it take so long?).

If you choose to come, make sure you have already eaten otherwise you will be very grumpy.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome. More words required per the app

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! No menu, no problem. The foods always good and the wines well paired.

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