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Pasta Fresca

4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
+1 803-787-1838
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (52 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Daniel P
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Thank John S
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Marcus T
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Toddb62
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Thank cjemeryjr
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mark S
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 24 June 2018

Finally in Columbia in early evening so can experience this place. Had the Chicken Parm and my friend had the spinach & chicken lasagne. Both offerings were really good and the pasta was excellent. Menu said small salad and it was really not small. Great...More

Thank quigley2013
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Quigley2013, Thank you for your kind words about Pasta Fresca. We are so glad you and your friend enjoyed the food. (Spinach and Chicken Lasaganis one of my favs). Thank you for your business!

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Just learned tonight that if you get there early you can save every bar seat for your guests. They have no policy on how long you can save stools. So get there early and even if your guests can't arrive for hours they will have...More

2  Thank Don C
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Don, Thank you for your input. I know our manager spoke with you that night regarding this issue. Tuesday nights are a super busy night due to the live music and bar only happy hour food specials all night. I understand your frustration. Since...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We’ve dined at Pasta Fresca a number of times and have always found it quite satisfactory. On this occasion we were seated in a comfortable booth, had fast, attentive service (thank you, Ashton), enjoyed a very reasonably priced domestic beer ($2.50) and tried a few...More

Thank Citallwic
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Citallwic, Thank you for your review. We definitely listen to what our customers have to say. Since your review, we have updated our marinara sauce to be more flavorful. We appreciate your input, and your business.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Our go to spot for fresh pasta dishes. Always seems to have very caring waiters and waitresses and the food has never disappointed. Because the restaurant is quite popular it can have a bit of a wait but even so, it’s well worth it for...More

Thank annagracesc
Frescapasta, Manager at Pasta Fresca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Annagracesc, Thank you for such a nice review. That was very kind of you to go out of your way to say something positive about us. We appreciate it. We just started using a reservation system that you can make through our website or Facebook...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
Meals
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
Sunday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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