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Pasta Freska

#180 of 3,065 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown
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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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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the thing we were the most excited to do on our trip to Seattle. My husband is in town for a conference and a coworker that has previously attended the conference told us about this place. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! When you get seated, the chef comes out to greet you, fun banter leads... More 

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Seattle
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us as unusual. There is no menu. You just tell them what foods you like and which ones you do not like. They then prepare dishes individually for you to your taste. Food is served in courses and one does not know what is coming next. A wonderful experience and the food is excellent. Tends... More 

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Thank ChinaDaveSeattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first visit I've had to Pasta Fresca. Reservations was a good idea since this obviously popular restaurant is busy on a Saturday evening. There is no menu. You tell the wait staff what you don't like and then the experience begins. We were treated to pasta dishes, shell fish, crab canoli, lamb and beef. The dinner was... More 

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Thank Joseph S
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I stopped in without any idea what we're in for. Luckily, the Freska was a delicious treat. There's no menu so you get what they give you, but what you get is a delightful variety of treats. In one sitting I had bread, steak, oysters, eggplant, chicken, pasta, fish, and cake (small portions of course). The thing... More 

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Thank Steven G
Jackson, Mississippi
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Come to Pasta Freska hungry and with an open mind! You will be amazed at the wonderful attentive staff and cuisine is over the top. Leave as family, tummy full and happy. Take your time and relax with this unique dining experience.

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Thank GiselleRR
Jerusalem
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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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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East Hampton, Connecticut
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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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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37 reviews
22 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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Illiopolis, Illinois
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?