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Pasta Beach

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7 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3540
+1 401-847-2222
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in Newport for a few years and this is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport. Small place and always busy so plan ahead and make a reservation, even in February, as it is a good and friendly place. They do allow BYOB but a $36 corkage fee, when I can buy a bottle there for that... More 

Thank cons18
Middletown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The place is the real deal. Authentic, delicious, affordable food. Every time I eat their food I feel as if I'm back in Italy. Unlike other restaurants, their calzones are not all dough but more filling than dough. Their gnocchi are excellent and all the other pasta is either fresh or imported. My favorite is the bolognese sauce. But the... More 

Thank Lin552015
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a delicious lunch there! My husband travels to Piedmont/Turin area in Italy often and he said it was an authentic Italian meal experience!

Thank Karla617
Rhode Island
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This Newport version appears casual but pleasant. I arrived at a quiet time, 3 PM, so I had the waitress almost to myself. The special was a Soup or salad, Lasagna, and a drink for $18. Fine for dinner but more food than I need for lunch. I opted for Spaghetti Carbonara. Very nice, although a linguine might have been... More 

Thank D5937WNcharless
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269 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a small restaurant and reservations are definitely needed. Cocktails and wine menu are good. We enjoyed our selections of Stella (which we ordered as a table appetizer), two tagliatelle dishes, 2 spaghetti and a Melenzani pizza. Tagliatelle is the fresh pasta (maybe that changes) and it was tender under the very generous serving of bolognese. Cream sauce on... More 

Thank babbettandcaptbill
Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I almost don't want to share how wonderful the food is here! Local favorite. Homemade and delicious - everything - bread, pizza, pasta. Warm casual atmosphere. Don't be turned off by the name.

Thank nella921
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Pasta Beach is a small restaurant but we had reservations. It was quite full on a Sunday evening and one can see why after eating a meal there. The food is quite good and the wine selection excellent!

Thank Janette A
Newport, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It is, perhaps, unfair to review a restaurant based on only one menu item but here goes: the pizza, especially the black olive and pepperoni (del pervo?) is the best of almost any pizza I've ever had. Al Forno is probably a bit bit better but they've been at it a long time and it is mercilessly consistent. Frank Pepe... More 

Thank John S
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had reservations for a Saturday night and the place was packed. It is fairly small so I would definitely recommend a reservation on weekends. I have seen several reviews complaining about service, but our service was excellent, very friendly and attentive. The food was very good, chicken milanese was very tender. Past cooked al-dente, which is most important in an... More 

Thank Joe H
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The first time I bragged about how good this place was. After the last time there I have a different opinion. Service was not good and neither was the food. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich but they had no bread to put it on or any kind of other sandwiches to serve. The other entrees served were not up... More 

Thank Stephen J K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3540
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-2222

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