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Pasta Fresca

4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
+1 803-787-1838
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

I fly into Columbia, SC from the Midwest to visit my darling daughter and years ago Jaime introduced me to a little Italian restaurant that just knocked me out. The dishes are made individually in a pan, with fresh pasta, true Italian flavors and portions...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank L J E
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WOW, L J E, What an AMAZING REVIEW. After we read this, we immediately printed it off and posted it for all the staff to see. They really appreciated all the wonderful things you said about Pasta Fresca. We all work really hard to make...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A nice variety of Italian dishes. My wife picked the place, since we all have some Italian blood in our families. it was Saturday night and was raining a lot. the restaurant was full and our friends were really late. the girls from the reception...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mister-Brazil
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mister-Brazil, thank you for your review of our restaurant. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experiences here. We are so glad that you and your party had a good experience. We will absolutely let the chef know about the...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

My family has been going to Pasta Fresca for 20+ years. The current Pasta Fresca is not what we loved all those years ago. The menu has changed and the dishes have changed for the worse. The Seafood Santa Fe was beyond normal spice and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Buffalo-Roam17
Frescapasta, General Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Buffalo-Roam17, please accept my apologies for the experience you had a few days ago. We do care about our customer's experience and would like the opportunity to speak with you further about this. We would also like to invite you to try us again by...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Extensive menu, not just pasta. Pasta is fresh, good service at a great price. Enough food to take home also

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank artist67
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you, artist67 for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner, and appreciate you going out of your way to recommend us to others. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Wife and I went for our Anniversary dinner last night. Ordered our food, salads came and I asked for some bread. They charged for bread which I thought was strange. Never been charged for bread before. Food was OK, chicken was very small portion for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank danpinlv123
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Daniel P., Thank you for your honest feedback. We do not offer bread because there are many different types to choose from on our menu. You should have been informed of all the different breads when you ordered your meals. We have hired a few...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

First of all, my family was seated in the same dining area as Marcus at six o’clock and we’re all white! So you can retract the race card! Just to be fair, this is a nice, more private dining area in the back of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

John S., Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and experience at Pasta Fresca! We appreciate you going out of your way to say something nice about us! Thank you for your business.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went to this resturant yesterday at around 6pm. It was about 3/4ths full. The hostess promptly escorted us to the very back of the establishment, beyond the bathrooms and right by an exit door. While walking to this table we walked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Oh my goodness, Marcus. I am so sorry that you had a bad experience with seating at Pasta Fresca. I assure you this was not our intention. I wish we would have known about your feelings when you were here. We do use a reservation...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I stopped here with my Wife and a friend. My Wife is a big fan if this place. Portions are huge and pretty taste at first. However, the dishes are huge. The tendency to over eat is too much. In time the over use of...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Toddb62
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your input, Toddb62, Our portion sizes are really large, and we do have a lot of rich dishes. It suites some, and too much for others. I totally get it. Pasta Fresca has been make huge portions and rich food for years,...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

Having just moved nearby, we have started to explore our new neighborhood and all that is has to offer. Pasta Fresca came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed the Pasta Fresca Ravioli stuffed with a mixture of spinach, walnuts, cheese and topped...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

cjemeryjr, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write something nice about us. We really appreciate it. The Pasta Fresca ravioli is one of my favs, too. You should stop by on Thursdays if you like ravioli. That’s Ravioli Night. We have...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

I've enjoyed Pasta Fresca for quite some time now. The food is delicious. The homemade pasta, creamy marinara and bruschetta are my absolute favorites. The staff is amazing. A great place to enjoy Italian cuisine without breaking the bank.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mark S
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Mark, Thank you so much for that wonderful review. We really appreciate you going out of your way to say something positive about us and for your business over the years.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-787-1838
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Pasta Fresca is a local, family-owned restaurant that has been in Forest Acres for 17+ years. We have a lovely patio, full bar, a beautiful open dining room and a private dining room for up to 16 people. At Pasta Fresca, we make everything fresh and in-house. Every Tuesday come and enjoy live music from 6 to 9pm and check out our daily Happy Hour 4:30 to 7pm with $4 house wines and house liquors and $2.50 domestic beers. Get your comfort food fix at a charming Forest Acres original. To view our dinner menu, please click the link to our website: pasta-fresca.net
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