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Pasta Fresca

4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
+1 803-787-1838
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve dined at Pasta Fresca a number of times and have always found it quite satisfactory. On this occasion we were seated in a comfortable booth, had fast, attentive service (thank you, Ashton), enjoyed a very reasonably priced domestic beer ($2.50) and tried a few...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Our go to spot for fresh pasta dishes. Always seems to have very caring waiters and waitresses and the food has never disappointed. Because the restaurant is quite popular it can have a bit of a wait but even so, it’s well worth it for...More

Thank annagracesc
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service. The staff was friendly and our food cane out quick. It’s more of a date setting but it’s also a good place to just have wine with friends.

Thank Anin A
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

When we lived in Forest Acres, we ate at Pasta Fresca often. We ate there when it was a little hole-in-the-wall place, and visited when they moved locations. It was so good...then. Now, not so much. They removed some awesome dishes from the menu, and...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Had a decent vegetarian meal here and found the sauces to be excellent. The atmosphere was ok and service was great.

Thank steve-USABoston
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Happy hour and bar menus on a Tuesday night was great. We had scallops crab cakes and bread with cheese. Good food good prices and excellent service

Thank Lemuel12
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Visited once before and was good. This visit was disappointing and blah. Pasta was over cooked and sauce was bland. Definitely not worth the drive across town. Sad to say Olive Garden would have been better.

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Had heard Pasta Fresca was "pricey," but I guess that depends on your budget. Actually, pricing was lower than expected-- not cheap, not expensive. Under $15. But food was very good. Expected intimate Italian decor (remember, "pricey"), but we found atmosphere to be too casual...More

Thank MichaelM-SC
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Pasta Fresca is fast becoming one of our favorite restaurants for a casual and delicious dinner. The menu, with house-made pasta, has a wide variety of entrees from which to select and everything we have ordered has been scrumptious. The appetizers are always yummy as...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My title says it all. Really? $5.50 for a beer you can get at Publix for $2.25? The entree was over $10 and no bread side! It has a pitiful salad though. Honestly I could have made the same meal for $3. Flavorless

Thank Palm55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206-3109
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-787-1838
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Pasta Fresca is a local, family-owned restaurant that has been in Forest Acres for 17+ years. In May 2012, Pasta Fresca moved to its new home. Still on Forest Drive, same amazing house-made pasta, but with lots more room for our ever increasing regulars family. We have a lovely patio, full bar, a beautiful open dining room and a private dining room for up to 16 people. At Pasta Fresca, we make everything fresh and in-house. Every Tuesday come and enjoy live music from 6 to 9pm and check out our daily Happy Hour 4:30 to 7pm with $4 house wines and house liquors and $2.50 domestic beers. Get your comfort food fix at a charming Forest Acres original.
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