I've been to Pasta J twice before (once for lunch, and birthday dinner celebration), and each time was met with the friendly boss who obviously knows his cuisine well and makes us feel at home. This place was packed by lunchtime, and it's not surprising given good value and service it offers.
The must tries are actually the meat dishes - the delightful and tender juicy super strip loin, and lamb shank with spinach mash were great. As each comes with petite serving of carrots and shrooms. Might look small in quantity, but the meal is fulfilling and satisfying, as the chef does slow cooking for the food servings.
Definitely coming back here again.