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“Good, quick meal”

Shell's Pasta Emporium
Ranked #16 of 62 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our group of 7 decided to try some place we had never had before on our recent weekend at the Lake, so we ended up here. Have to say I've driven past this place a ton and never noticed it tucked back in the lower level of a strip mall, but glad we found it. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food. Kids loved that the menu was a sheet where you got to check mark the items that you wanted. All 7 of us were pleased with our meals and said we would recommend to others, so definitely check it out.
Side note: You pick up your "menus" from a post close to the front and are supposed to order and pay at the counter. There really wasn't any signage explaining this, so it was a little confusing for first timers.
Enjoy!

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This small Italian restaurant is nestled in a plaza on Bagnell Dam Blvd. that has seen better days. Several businesses in this plaza have come and gone, but this little restaurant has hung in there for a couple of years now, and there's a good reason. The pasta is custom ordered and prepared for you and it's quite good. You choose the pasta and sauce and it's served up custom made for you. It's a neat idea and works for this little restaurant. I really should go there more often, but there are so many great places to eat. Another Italian favorite 'Biggy's' has closed so it's nice to have Shells with us still.

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Our family is full of pasta eaters. There is nothing more disappointing than wanting some good Italian pasta, then the meal falling short. On our annual vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks we really wanted pasta...and our favorite Italian Restaurant was closed permanently! One person recommended Shell's Pasta Emporium, and since I NEEDED pasta, we tried it. Our meal was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! First of all, the fun way to order...pencils and options to fill out with exactly what you want. Tiny dip bowls on the tables and their yummy garlic EVOO. Fresh hot breadsticks, crisp, fresh salad; but best of all we all got a different pasta, and all four of us fell in love. I know where to go whenever we're at the lake now! No more taking a chance on spaghetti covered with tomato sauce and calling it "Italian" like some restaurants do. This was good good and good!

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