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Feb 27, 2007 09:14 AM

Pasta Fresca in Columbia SC?

I'm looking for information about Pasta Fresca in the Forest Acres neighborhood of Columbia, SC. Is this place any good or is it just a locally-owned version of something like an Olive Garden? Please advise. Thanks.

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  1. I've always liked it. Good if you like different types of fresh-made pasta and sauces. I work about a block from the restaurant and sometimes you can smell the garlic wafting out of there when you drive by. I've never had any of the red sauce entrees, just the seafood ones. And the bruschetta is usually pretty good as well.

    1. It's a pretty decent pasta place. As far as I know it's local, so that is always a good thing.

      It can be a little stuffy if the place is full though.

      I actually had one of my most embarrassing moments their. I put a large mouthful of pasta in my mouth and for some reason it was scorching hot, and I had to spit it out in front of my date to save my taste buds.

      1. It's good - give it a try. A particular favorite is paglio fieno. And I agree with deibu about the bruschetta.

        1. I consider Pasta Frasca a "can't lose" spot. Never had a bad dish, and service has always been good. Nothing real fancy, just satisfying food.

          1. I used to live in Columbia and always loved Pasta Fresca. Glad to hear they're still around, and yes, it is a local restaurant.