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About Pasta Freska

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.

1515 Westlake Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-9PM
Friday & Saturday 5-10PM
Sunday- Closed

Cross Street:
8th Ave. N

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 283-1515

Website:
http://www.pastafreska.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available as well as free lot parking across the street on Westlake Avenue North.

Public Transport:
Metro RT 40 (Westlake Ave N), 62 (Dexter Ave N), E-Line (Aurora Ave N)

Executive Chef:
Mike Horri

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.

Private Party Contact:
Mike Horri: (206) 283-1515

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine

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!

Pasta Freska Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Cosy (9)
Casual (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasions (8)
Romance (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Child Friendly (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 30 September 2017

My wife and I first time and we will be going back and taking friends with us. What a remarkable dining experience. It reminds me of dining in Europe where you own the table for as long as needed. There is no rushing here, quite the opposite. Dinner will take 1 1/2 hours, so don't bother hurrying off. Food and service was wonderful, plenty of food, maybe too much. We were both stuffed when we left and they continue to bring out different dishes. No menu so you get what they serve [6 course dinner] and they leave the bill. Dinner for 2 with 3 glasses of wine each was $110+tip. A bargain in Seattle.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Always amazing

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Don't miss the eggplant.. It's unbelievable

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Love this place,it was my wife's birthday and Chef Mike prepared a special dish for her as she didn't want Chicken and he made crab stuffed Manacoti. Everything from the salad to desert was superb and wine was matched to our taste. Birthday dinner for two under $90 with wine you can't beat the price, quality and fun. Word of caution this is for the adventurous who want to take time and enjoy their dinnet

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Great chef, great staff, great food! I will come back for next trip.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

My family and I are regulars at Pasta Freska, and this time, we brought along a guest. All of us were impressed and fulfilled by the six courses we were served plus the delicious dessert. We shared two bottles of great red wine that the servers picked out for us. We left extremely satisfied as usual after a terrific meal at Pasta Freska!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

We loved the no menu approach. Our server, I think the cooks son, was awesome and really made the experience.
Great food!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 24 August 2017

This place is amazing ! So glad we were referred to Pasta Freska. This was our second visit and I am sure we will be back many more times. The food is amazing and the service appropriately attentive. The combination of the two truly makes for a relaxed dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on 20 August 2017

Loved it! Great experience and fun atmosphere! We had never been there and were adventurous and it paid off!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Always a favorite. The food is so Amazing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 9 August 2017

Love this place!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 2 August 2017

This is a restaurant that must be visited in Seattle. A truly unique dining experience with excellent food and an excellent host.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 2 August 2017

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. We have been here for more than 5 times, and we were impressed every time. We tend to go back every two weeks to enjoy the evening with excellent food and Italian wine. It reminds us of dining in a nice and quiet restaurant in Italy. The quality of food is outstanding, while the amount of food is very generous. We love this restaurant.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 29 July 2017

this experience is so unique, since there is no dinner menu, just great food, hand crafted, personalized to your tastes. We reserved a table for 3 after girls happy hour, and when 1 of the husbands, who loves this restaurant, jumped in the car to join us, the staff didn't wince when he showed up 2 courses in; just caught him up with food & wine! I'm a repeat customer, because Chef/owner Mike Hori works not only at creating great food, but also at making your night meaningful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 15 July 2017

Amazing food! This is my favorite restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Loved it! My daughter has many allergies and they were so great about keeping her legal. Such a fun place and thr owner and wait staff were wonderful!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on 26 June 2017

Great experience for my family! Chef came out and talked to us about what we liked, didn't and then gave us the most savory dishes. Be prepared to relax and enjoy! This is not a quick meal and we absolutely loved it and have already recommended it to a friend working out in Seattle right now.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on 24 June 2017

The experience, food, and service were AMAZING! I appreciated Michael's approach. He asks you if there was anything you cannot eat. Then the food starts rolling out...vino, perfectly dressed salad, freshly made eggplant parmigiana, manicotti packed with ricotta and spinach, spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, frutti di mare, and a dessert trio. Best $50 I've ever spent on a meal. Can't rave enough about this place. Quaint place surrounded by roses outside, so warm and inviting. If you are ever in WA, eat here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 18 April 2017

Awesome place with everything a "chef's table" Great wine pairing

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 8 April 2017

This was our 4th time to dine here and it was just as good as the first time, Chef did an excellent job as always.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 1 April 2017

A fantastic and unique restaurant. There is no menu: you walk in and they start serving you. You're wondering what's next and when it will stop. We were served seven courses: salad and garlic bread, an eggplant Parmesan-style dish, a shellfish mix, lasagna, chicken Marsala, salmon and a white fish, a steak sample...and then dessert: spumoni, chocolate cake, and a crème brûlé. All this for about $30/person.

Tags: Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 18 March 2017

As always - I very much enjoyed the evening at Pasta Freska- the food and people and atmosphere are right up my alley!

Lulu

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Mike is an amazing host to all of his customers. We live out of State and visit Seattle 4-5 times a year and always make Pasta Freska one of our stops with our friends who travel with us as well as friends we have in Seattle. This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food is always amazing and the plates never stop coming. No menu! He surprises his guests with a variety of small plates that make you excited for the next one. Mike just wants to know if there is anything you don't like. And the wine never stops flowing. We Definitely recommend this place...you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on 11 March 2017

A lot of food, but it is delicious! They bring you like 6 courses, but they are all amazing. The place is very cozy and doesn't look fancy, but it is truly upscale.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Great as always! Wonderful experience! Thank you.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 23 February 2017

It was a wonderful dining experience, Mike was a lot of fun and the staff was very attentive. Great wine and every course was brilliant!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 23 February 2017

So much delicious food. Save space for dessert!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Loved it. Wil be back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Great experience here!! Wonderful food and wonderful service. Will definitely be going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 14 February 2017

A woman sang beautifully. Definitely made the night more special.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Best Food in Town. No menu, no problem. It doesn't get better for authentic Italian.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on 11 February 2017

We love Pasta Freska! We took my mother-in-law there for her birthday and she FELL IN LOVE with it. The food is amazing and the owner makes you feel like you're eating at his house. They don't have a menu - they simply ask about your food allergies and then bring you 6 courses of the yummiest Italian food ever. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night, Friday night out, or family dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 3 February 2017

I love this place! I had first come here about 10 years ago and it's still delicious and lovely. The staff was attentive yet relaxed and friendly. The wine they picked out for us was OUTSTANDING. If you want a leisurely and interesting dinner experience definitely come here. I plan on coming back sooner than a decade now that I live closer!

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 1 February 2017

Had a great and surprisingly fun meal at Pasta Freska. They don't have a dinner menu. You show up, server asks about things you don't like or are allergic to, and bam... out come multiple courses of good authentic Italian. Cool concept!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Awesome as ever, love this place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 19 January 2017

When we walked in, we were greeted by the owner and head chef! We were seated immediately. The chef asked us if we were allergic to or didn't like any type of food (we both said no) and then the staff began bringing out meal after meal! I believe we had 6 courses total and a bottle of wine. The Thursday special can't be beat-$60 per couple for 6 courses. It was very authentic/homemade. The atmosphere was quiet and comfortable-I felt at home. You could dress casual or formal and you wouldn't feel out of place. Fantastic service and amazing food-we were both uncomfortably full after our meal! Just a warning, you will end up spending about an hour and a half here so don't come if you are on a time crunch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 31 December 2016

I love this place! It always provides more then I expect. They gladly adjusted for my party of 10 and the food and experience was perfect. Every single person I invited has gone back again and I plan on spending many more holidays here!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 31 December 2016

Absolutely love this place...couldn't give highest marks for ambiance because it's not "fancy", but my sister declared it the "best dining experience we've ever had!"

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 19 December 2016

This place doesn't have a menu; you get what the chef is cooking. And it's always fantastic! I think it's a quirky gem.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 22 November 2016

Another fantastic dinner experience with Mike and his son. Our favorite restaurant in Seattle. Did great with gluten free restriction. Love it at Pasta Freska!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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