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The Pasta Merchant

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248b Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not exaggerating when I say that this was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the other ingredients were fresh, and it wasn't overly oily. I'd definitely have a problem if I lived close! The place itself is small, with only about 5 tables. Most people get their food takeaway, so there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a grungy backpacker I'm always on the lookout for cheap eats when I don't necessarily have the access to make my own, otherwise that's always my go to. Finding something hot to eat that is as cheap as Macca's that is fresh, unprocessed, and actually great tasting is usually a challenge but this 100% hit the spot. The portion... More 

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Thank Amanda F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

For the price as a takeaway for Maccas I got a amazing feed for the whole family. The pasta is freshly made and oh my so good! The staff are fantastic and were all too happy to alter my meal to my taste. We even had enough to cover lunches for the next day. Love this place!

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Thank Sharyn G
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food was delicious. The service left a bit to be desired as the staff seemed distracted. Its not really an eat in place but I would recommend but get some take way (hot or heat later)

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Thank J H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A delightful small pasta cafe near where we stayed in Launceston. Beautiful fresh food with attentive staff. It appears to be a favourite with locals who were picking up theit dinner. We fined in and both had small mains plus the delicious salmon pate as an entree.

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Thank Geoff M
Wynyard, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We totally enjoyed our meal here last week. We only got the small size serves, but it was perfect and the meals were not too rich as we sometimes find with pasta. The gelato at the end was also great - and the price was very reasonable. Would definitely go back again.

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Launceston, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have never been disappointed with this eatery - either dine in or take-away and I haven't tasted better anywhere. Great spot for the pasta lover offering an excellent range at a very reasonable price. Small but tasty range of "sweets", my favourite being the lemon tart. They also have a range of good quality gelato. The shop itself is... More 

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Thank JudyandJim7250
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Whenever I come to Launceston I get take away pasta here probably half the time I eat out. Despite other reviews I don't think it's expensive, it's also much better tasting than a lot of pasta dishes I've had in italian restaurants. They also do a nice gluten free pasta.

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Thank Jess P
Launceston, Australia
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100 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Not the cheapest way to buy pasta but certainly nicely made and tasted good. Convenience food when you just need a break from the kitchen. Can take home and heat yourself.

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Thank ChellaBella05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We got served straight away, the food came out very quickly and was very tasty indeed. The staff were very friendly. As you walked in, the pasta and Gelato was very well presented in the cabinets. Next time we are in Laucestion, we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:30 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248b Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Description
Our pasta and sauces are made fresh daily - our aim is delicious, healthy, affordable 'fast food'. All our meals are available to eat in, take away (hot to go) or heat at home at your convenience. We also make in store our own range of gelato - Go Go Gelato, included by Jill Dupleix in her 'The Best Gelato in Australia' list.

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