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Pasta Fresca

4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206
+1 803-787-1838
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (50 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 18 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 1 November 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
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely little Italian on the outskirts of Columbia. Menu is decent, service is great and the decor is okay. Value for money is great and the servings are MASSIVE! Come hungry. Worth a visit!

Thank Bryce C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We ate there very recently, and I must confess that my dish was not very good. It was a scallop dish swimming in a sea of salt and cream. I had to force myself to eat half of it. Why did I rate this place...More

Thank hbs74
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We stop in Columbia a few times a year while traveling and decided to try this place as a potential crowd-pleaser for our family. Mom and dad like quality food, and kids are picky eaters. This place delivered. The garlic loaf and marinara were delicious,...More

Thank Bmlinville
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

First time visiting the new location. Place was packed but plenty of seating and got a table right away. The dinner specials are always great, as is the fresh homemade pasta. Had the spinach pasta with the daily special which included a salad (recommend the...More

Thank Joel H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4722 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206
  • 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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