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“Good pasta, even for Europeans.”
Review of The Pasta Factory

The Pasta Factory
Ranked #23 of 208 Restaurants in Penticton
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 22
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Best pasta in town. Delicious staff, even for italien guys.Definitely a must go place for a stay in Penticton.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Klaus S
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Pasta Factory is a well-liked place for Italian eating in Penticton. Seating arrangements are good, but ambience is a little lacking, unless you like sitting in dark, windowless areas. There is only one set of windows near the front of the restaurant that allows in natural light. Other than that, most of the seating is booth seating that extends to the back of the restaurant. The food is good, but the menu selection is a little limited. How can you go to an Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve ravioli? However, their lasagna and spaghetti dishes are fine, and the service is always good. The restaurant has been around for at least twenty years, and has a good, steady clientele,but, somehow, for me, it needs a little something more to call it special.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bajabound488
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Went here with a group of 9 and unfortunately we were split into two groups/tables because it was a last minute decision as we had no reservations. Had a bit of a wait (to be expected - Saturday night), but after being seated, a harried server approached us and asked if we were ready to order drinks and food at the same time. She appeared stressed and overwhelmed, so we tried to make conversation with her to let her know that we were easygoing overall, but she apparently had a lot on her plate and we felt she didn't want to be there. We ordered drinks and bread (now $1 but it used to be free), and waited quite a while for both. During dinner, the server never cleared empty glasses, the empty bread board, etc. Dinner was okay, but most of us at our table felt the food lacked flavour. For example, no fresh herbs or spices in the garlic cream sauce, not enough flavour/spices in the lasagna, etc. I personally won't be returning, but then again pasta is pretty easy to whip up and I can make more flavourful sauces at home.

Value - not bad
Food - not tasty enough
Service - need more wait staff so customers don't feel like an inconvenience

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pentictonitis
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Pasta Factory has been a place we've gone to since 2013 every night before the Granfondo Axel Merckx in July. The food is very good and the price is reasonable. Very nice, highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Always busy because of the generous portions of great food. Staff are friendly and helpful. Street parking right outside.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Val W
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