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“Best Pasta in West Valley”
Review of La Bona Pasta

La Bona Pasta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 623-935-2233
Reviewed 20 August 2014

There are two good Italian places in the west valley. The first is Bella Luna which has been around for many years. Bella Luna is a very good place. La Bona Pasta is new, about three years old, and they have really taken food to a new level. The sauces are very classy and well made. The chef/owner is actually from El Salvador and he experiements with his creations. His chicken lasagne is very interesting. I always look for a place that reminds me of the movie "Big Night". La Bona Pasta comes pretty close.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The staff (perhaps the owners?) were very friendly. The food was fresh and tasty. Average selection and price for an Italian restaurant.

Thank PaKathie
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

The BEST Italian food in the area. If you are tired of the average Italian chain, you have to try this small local restaurant. The staff was very accommodating to our group of adults and small children. The food was amazingly fresh and delicious! A must eat if you are in the area, it will not disappoint!

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Thank Chassi K
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We've been to this small, local gem multiple times and it never fails to please. This is a great place to enjoy a leisurely-paced meal, allowing time to visit. Walk in and be greeted by the smell of bread baking. Sit down and prepare to enjoy a generous, complimentary basket of assorted breads and rolls. Each order comes with a choice of soup or salad. At tonight's visit, one person in our party had minestrone and one person ordered the clam chowder. The clam chowder was described as "good enough to be dessert." The minestrone also received a thumbs up. The green salad was good, but not exceptional. Greens were fresh and the dressing didn't overwhelm.

Our entrees ran the gamut from spaghetti Bolognese with meatballs to dill salmon to eggplant parmesan. Portions were generous and all entrees received praise. The salmon featured a light, delicate dill sauce with a side of grilled vegetables. The eggplant parmesan came with bowtie pasta featuring a marinara/alfredo sauce. The Bolognese featured a wonderfully spiced sauce and three generously-sized meatballs.

We will definitely be returning to this local jewel in the future and we would urge others to do the same. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Jeffrey R
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Took other recommendations and went here. Having to eat gluten-free, it was great. Meat sauce was not gluten-free but the others, chicken was really good and tasty. Had to search a little to find it but worth the search. Place was almost full at 6:00 pm. Good wine selection. Not too pricey for those on a budget. Highly recommend.

Thank GordonandVal
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