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The Pasta Merchant

248b Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 7077
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“gelato” (25 reviews)
“pasta” (56 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
248b Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pasta Merchant has been a place that my family and I visit very often. We love the carbonara and calabrese. Today, I went in, it was not busy although it was lunchtime. There were three people seated already eating and only me at the takeaway...More

Thank Suzy M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Went for a late summer evening meal at 8pm and was told we would have to have take away as they were stopping doing table service. Pasta sauce scooped onto pre-prepared plastic containers of cooked pasta and into the microwave. The food was good as...More

Thank salmonupstream
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Service was good, everything prepared quickly but food itself was a let down. Purchased four dishes but barely ate two. Carbonara was nice but bacon/ ham pieces were as tough as nails. Spoilt the whole dish even though we tried to pick out the small...More

Thank travellingal02
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We came here because of good reviews from Trip Advisor - but what a disappointment it turned out to be! The first surprise was a hefty 40% surcharge for eating in, which means that the price is no longer all that reasonable. The second surprise...More

Thank darrell2018
Reviewed 27 November 2017

1. Food is MICROWAVED right in front of you. Irrespective of whether the pasta is freshly made, microwaving makes it greasy, exceedingly hot and it certainly does not taste fresh. 2. Pasta is chewy. 3. Sauce is bland and greasy. 4. Even though it is...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My family and I go here often for takeaways and they are always quick but they also have amazing service and staff to eat in as we did tonight. Although called the Pasta Merchant their menus also include pizzas and other dishes. I strongly recommend...More

Thank Lozz_Walsh
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I am going to give this delightful little eatery five out of five because when you take into account what I paid, the beautful bowl of Matriciana pasta tasted even better. It had just the right amount of chili to give it a bit of...More

Thank Mariam0891
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a good option if you are looking for a cheap and cheerful dinner. It seems to be avery popular takeaway spot for locals - but we opted to eat in. It's not fine dining - the food is pre-prepared and heated up in...More

Thank SuzieLee71
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a late afternoon gelato with the family. The servings were generous and prices good. Pity we didn't find it the night before for dinner.

Thank lisa31w
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the Pasta Merchant and it's a little gem! There's a range of pastas to choose from and a range of sauces too. We ate in, and had a garlic bread each, a large bowl of pasta and shared a salad. The...More

Thank Travellaur394
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248b Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 7077
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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