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Pasta Nostra

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116 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3007
+1 203-854-9700
Wed 18:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Shelton, Connecticut
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

After years of success in historic SONO, this place is no longer open. The former owner will be opening a new spot in the neighborhood soon so keep your eyes on the site for update.

Thank Barb O
Madison, Connecticut
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314 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This place has become a South Norwalk institution as it's been there forever. The food is delicious...plain and simple. But as in almost all cases very good food is not cheap. Pasta Nostra is expensive but I feel you get what you pay for. It's the best pasta in the area hands down. The service was good and attentive. There... More 

Thank Bradt255
Greenwich, Connecticut
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174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Here is what we've found: 1> The hours of operation are odd. 2> The owner is absolutely arrogant and rude. I has the elitist attitude and needs to be brought down a couple pegs. Sadly, he didn't know that I could buy his restaurant with my pocket change. 3> The food was nothing more than a frozen dinner heated up.... More 

8 Thank SleeplessINct
norwalk, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This very small restaurant has the best pasta anywhere, but is very very expensive. If you like sitting up close to your neighbor and paying top dollar for pasta, this is your kind of place. Reservations a must.

1 Thank Donna N
Wilton, Connecticut
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330 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We were welcomed as we walked through the door, service was very attentive, and the food was good. My husband felt that we were rushed, but I do not agree. It seemed well paced. My entree was not served hot and therefore the pasta was clumped in places, but was quickly rectified as soon as I mentioned this to our... More 

Thank SusB962
Level Contributor
88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The pasta here was quality but the dishes themselves were not very interesting. If the prices were lower I would have felt better about the place, but it's not cheap so I expected more. If you like classic Italian dishes and don't mind paying for them, it's a good choice for you.

Thank GaitedFan
Haymarket, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

14 of us went for a milestone birthday of a beloved brother and everything was outstanding! I've never had linguine with white clam sauce like that. The bread was like none that I've ever had.

1 Thank Joan D
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132 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Longstanding restaurant on Washington Street in SoNo, that has withstood the test of time. No surprise - the restaurant is outstanding in all categories. The food is outstanding - we tried the vegetarian lasagna, which is prepared a little differently with a fine lasagna noodle, very thin, wrapped around the outside edges and filled with a wonderful mushroom and -... More 

1 Thank chazmatters
Milford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Well, I can't say much that others before me haven't, but I do want to let the public know that while the food, for the most part was very good, and the service was very good, it was certainly NOT worth what we paid, especially to have been insulted by the owner, who didn't bother to introduce himself in the... More 

4 Thank Joe V
Shelton, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Despite hearing all the horror stories about how difficult the owner is, it is all worth it. Without a doubt the finest pasta in fairfield county. Even his gluten free pasta was amazing. If you are looking to be treated special, sit in the hip cool spot, be noticed - go somewhere else. This is where you go to eat... More 

1 Thank gia b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 75
Italian, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-854-9700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?