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“Great Ambiance, Average Pasta, Irksome Parking”
Review of Pasta Pomodoro - CLOSED

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Pasta Pomodoro
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Sacramento, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Ambiance, Average Pasta, Irksome Parking”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

While the pasta was not great, it wasn't terrible, either. However, the grilled chicken was excellent! This particular restaurant was located near Santana Row. Lots of restaurants, people, and cars! The annoyance lies with the parking situation. If the parking lot is full, then parking is available in the parking garage across the street. Although parking in both places is free, the issue is trying to find a parking space. There is a convenient sign that lets drivers know how many parking spaces are available on any given floor, but trying to find the empty spaces was the problem. If you're walking to Santana Row, great! If you're driving, good luck in finding a parking space.

Visited June 2013
Thank Brenda T
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English first
San Jose, CA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Low priced, good atmosphere, food, um... well, for the price..”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Pasta Pamadoro is a great restaurant if you have a family like mine who's kids 1. Are picky,
2. Have a "good behavior" time limit of about 45 minutes before they loose their minds in a restaurant, 3. Love to color on their menus!
It's also a good restaurant if you like the chain, because this is one of their better locations. The staff is always very nice and attentive, the atmosphere is wonderful, they have both inside and outside seating and they never have a long wait (if one at all).
I am addicted to their garlic/herb olive oil dip which they bring out with fresh baked focaccia almost as soon as you sit down. It's fantastic and they need to bottle the stuff! They have a small, but nice, healthier than normal Italian menu and they offer gluten free pasta (which is a saving grace for me and keeps me going back!) Now, if only they had a gluten free bread to go with their fabulous olive oil dip!
They have a good wine selection and are very generous with their pours :).
Save room for dessert because it's some of the BEST things they do! Their tiramisu is top-notch for a restaurant of this caliber.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank tcullen1
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Price is right”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Though this is a chain, the food was good, portions large, and the staff very efficient. Perfect for pre-concert or other event at HP Pavilion. Walking distance to the Pavilion

Visited May 2013
Thank Jean G
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San Jose, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Love love Italian food BUT, Pasta Pomodoro? Not so much.”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Not sure how to make bad Italian food. Pasta. Cheeses. Olive oil. All yum, right? Since it is near my house, we have gone here a few times. Each time, we come out disappointed. Maybe seasoning's a little off. Some dishes are too heavy. Even bruchetta was bland. We're done. No more.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank bokim777
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Palm Springs, California
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice "Go To" place with fresh food”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

This is a nice place for fresh Italian food and nice service and good wine. The service is good and acceptable, We would go again. The minestrone was very good.

Visited December 2012
Thank david c
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