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Pasta Freska

#185 of 3,039 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1515 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-3010 (8th Ave. N)
+1 206-283-1515
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Jerusalem
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At Pasta Freska there's no menu. When you are seated in this quite unusual place, filled with wall "frescos" and photographs, you are asked what food you DON'T want to eat. The rest is at the discretion of the very able chef. We got a 6 course meal - each portion was tastier than the other, and included fresh vegetables,... More 

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Thank SaraJerusalem
El Dorado Hills, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We just happened to hear about this restaurant, and were intrigued when we heard there are no menus! The chef shops daily for fresh ingredients and visits each table to greet you and determine what you should have based on your tastes and any special dietary requests. He also selects a wine for the table, which was excellent and not... More 

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Thank MaggieMae919
East Hampton, Connecticut
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

STOP HERE!!! If you enjoy Italian food, this place is a MUST. Very small and cozy atmosphere, we were lucky enough to get there right at 5 when they open. So we were seated at a lovely window table. I recommend making reservations because when we left, the place was completely full. No menu here, you are completely at the... More 

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Thank Claudia D
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a quirky but very delicious Italian restaurant, a true neighborhood gem. We had early reservations, and the chef came right over to us and schmoozed about the food, asking if there were any foods we didn't like. We both said mussels, and he took that as a challenge. A few courses down, he included a couple of mussels,... More 

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Thank Janet W
Illiopolis, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I had made reservations for 6:00 and we were a bit early, so when we arrived we were sat right away. Mike, the owner, came to our table and asked a few questions of what we like, don't like, can't eat ...We never saw a menu the entire time, they just kept bringing out food for us. Sometimes we at... More 

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Thank tammym58
sacramento
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We came to this little gem of an italian ristorante, on a whim for my birthday last night. We loved it from the moment we walked in. From decor to serving styles, and to start the evening by speaking to the chef himself! Chef Mike came to the table, asked preferences of food type questions , from do you like... More 

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Thank daveroze1
Spokane, Washington
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We were excited to try a delicious Italian meal. I read other reviews and noticed there was no menu at the restaurant. The chef talks to you about your food likes and dislikes when you arrive, and then serves you numerous courses. First, we had salads for three people. Second, they brought the most delicious eggplant parmigiana to us. They... More 

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Thank HoneyBubbas
minnesota
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

In town for a wedding, we found this restaurant by walking by it. Seven of us went for dinner. The staff pushed the tables together and instead of handing us menus, started handing us platters of delicious food and bottle after bottle of good red wine. Each course was an authentic, amazing treat. More of our large Italian family joined... More 

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Thank giuiani
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Seattle and if anything will make it unforgettable, it will be our experience dining at Pasta Freska. They start off by telling you there is no menu, and the chef interviews you to determine what you will eat. I would tell you how many courses we had, but I lost count. The food was... More 

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Thank HundoPYolo
Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

So lets start off to know what you getting into: like others have said, no menu and be prepared to wait if prime dining time. Also, if you are going to eat here, make sure you have plenty of time (at least hour); don't be rushed or make plans to do anything after...enjoy the scene and food/wine. We simply drove... More 

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Thank Nicoya-Americano85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-3010
    (8th Ave. N)
  • Public Transportation: Metro RT 17, RT 30, RT 74 (Westlake Ave), RT 28 & RT 26 (Dexter Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-283-1515
Description
Pasta Freska is a Seattle Italian restaurant serving dinner nightly, offering a unique and fresh new way to enjoy Italian dining. Located on Westlake near downtown Seattle, Queen Anne and Lake Union, Pasta Freska's head chef visits each and every table, asking the likes of each guest, then prepares a meal based upon those conversations pared with the perfect glass of wine. Delicious pastas, seafood, wonderful salads and an extensive wine list are just a few of the many great things awaiting your visit at Pasta Freska. The perfect place for a first date, anniversary, family dinner, group dinner or just a night to enjoy some amazing dishes, Pasta Freska aims to please. Catering is available throughout the Seattle area. Outdoor seating available.

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