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Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore (Boat Quay)

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As a pioneer of bringing Italian cuisine to Singapore, Pasta Fresca has its own factory at the Pandan Loop head office where pastas, sauces and ingredients are made fresh daily. Besides producing for its own use, it also caters to major F & B outlets and other related businesses.

Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 15:00

Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00

Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00

Sun & PH: 11:00 - 23:00

+65 65326283
$32 based on 20 submissions
Dinner (6 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (5 votes), Lunch (4 votes)
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fresh pasta...

Since I happened to be in the Boat Quay area, I decided to have some pasta at Pasta Fresca.

A simple setting, I started with the Calamari Fritti ($14.70), which had a good level of batter on the tasty pieces of squid.

However, as the name of the place suggests, I could not leave here without trying any pasta. As such, I went with the Pappardelle Al Salmone ($18.40). This is a rich salmon based cream pasta with fresh pieces of large "kway teow".

I also tried the Linguine Al Vongole ($18.20), which consisted of large pieces of linguine. The dry dish had a strong essence of clams and olive oil in its noodles which made it quite tasty.

Once again, the pastas were good, but also very filling, and it did not leave me room for dessert.

Service was average - what one would expect from a mid-end restaurant.

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29 Nov 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Terrible experience

Went down yesterday evening for a dinner. Service was at first prompt from the assistant manager. Food served was mediocre at most for that price (20++ for a cream pasta that is watery seriously??).

We came down based on recommendations from a mutual friend and I must say ths food is definitely not worth that price tag. I would rather spend that money at Saizeriya nearby at Liang court.

Service was way off. I requested for a refill of water for the first time from a supervisor that came by to clear our plates but she seem to forgot about it as I saw her chatting with her colleagues by the side. I called the second time for a refill of water and yet service was not given. I had to call for a refill for the third time expressing my utmost disappointment before they did the refill. I must say this is absolutely terrible given that the restaurant did not have much patrons and they had the staff manpower (moreover as a supervisor how could she not uphold the highest service for the restaurant?)

I may overlook the food quality part as it is subjective to each individual palette. But I would strongly recommend the management to look into the service delivery there.

01 Jan 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Very disappointed

We have been going to Pasta Fresca for the last 6 years. We were hugely disappointed to find today that the service was extremely poor and the quality of the food has dropped significantly. We waited 45 minutes with just two glasses of water (no bread or word from our server that the food will take some time). Finally when the meal arrived, our appetizer had no seasoning or flavor. It was so bad, we had to send it back. The main course pastas lacked flavor as well. The owner was apologetic but did not extend the courtesy of waiving the service charge or the charge for the appetizer that was sent back untouched. Very very disappointing as this used to be one of our favorite italian restaurants in the neighborhood.
The management of Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore responded to this review:
14 Feb 2014
Hi Anumeha Bisaria,

Thank you for dining at Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore.

We appreciate your continuous support and please know that we take your feedback seriously. We will look into this matter immediately.

Please accept our apology for the inconvenience caused. We sincerely hope that you will continue to visit Pasta Fresca as we assure you that we will try our best to uphold the quality of our food and service.

Best Regards,
The Management
Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore
24 Aug 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

upset with the food

know this restaurant atleast 9yrs and was on same place for the past. today went again with family for dinner, my order of Alfredo was so salty and ravioli was cold, ask for change, come back become Alfredo soup, yes the chief seem put more water and reheat, and it become no taste at all. wife ask for Lamb shank, I think it more like Lamb bone. wonder is due to no business so cut cost or what, but I definitely not recommend to anyone, I would said pasta mania have even better food Then them now
The management of Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore responded to this review:
28 Aug 2013
Dear Kevin Tan

Thank you for dining with us at Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore.

We are surprised to receive such feedback. Pasta Fresca has been a household brand name for some time now and we have always been committed to serve the best food to our customers. Nevertheless, we take your feedback seriously and will investigate the situation. Once again, thank you for your continuous support for our restaurant and taking the time to write this review.

Yours sincerely
The Management
Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore
24 Apr 2012 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

fresh pasta...

Since I happened to be in the Boat Quay area, I decided to have some pasta at Pasta Fresca.

A simple setting, I started with the Calamari Fritti ($14.70), which had a good level of batter on the tasty pieces of squid.

However, as the name of the place suggests, I could not leave here without trying any pasta. As such, I went with the Pappardelle Al Salmone ($18.40). This is a rich salmon based cream pasta with fresh pieces of large "kway teow".

I also tried the Linguine Al Vongole ($18.20), which consisted of large pieces of linguine. The dry dish had a strong essence of clams and olive oil in its noodles which made it quite tasty.

Once again, the pastas were good, but also very filling, and it did not leave me room for dessert.

Service was average - what one would expect from a mid-end restaurant.

09 Nov 2011 • 71 reviews • 3 followers

How Embarassing

My title not only refers to the restaurant embarrassing itself, but embarrassing me as well. It was my birthday over the weekend and I had told all my friends that I had decided to go to my favorite Italian restaurant to celebrate it. I had always gone to the Siglap branch, but as a lot of people were coming I decided boat quay would be more central.

Including me, there were 19 people who turned up. I must say that the service is quite good as they catered to my additional 4 and later 1 more an hour before my reserved time of 7pm next to the river. They also brought out plates and forks for my birthday cake and even turned off the lights in the restaurant while my friends sang the birthday song. However, there was also some confusing moments when the waiter mixed up our orders, couldn't remember who ordered what (though he took orders from start to end of the table) and they never refilled our ice water for the people who didn't order wine and didn't refill even for the people who did.

When everyone arrived, we made our orders and not too long later our food came. First I shared the seafood soup with my boyfriend who was very impressed with the ingredient generosity and wonderful flavors. Even the garlic bead was amazing. A couple of my friends who also ordered starters were pleased. I took this as a positive sign of how the rest of the dinner would be. Boy, was I wrong.....

On top of the above mentioned confused orders, I ordered beef ravioli with a mushroom cream sauce. What came was the beef ravioli with the cheese sauce. Being very hungry and pitying the wait-staffs hassled looks, I declined to complain. But the worst part about my pasta was that it was barely cooked!! I could still taste the raw dough flavor from my ravioli. One of my friends even had to send hers (vegitoli with pesto i think) back to the kitchen for re-cooking as it was completely raw. And THEN they microwaved it or something because when she got it back, her half eaten piece was still there. I later found out that MANY of my friends also had undercooked portions, declining to complain either because they were too hungry or didn't want to upset me on my birthday. If I had known, the chef would've had a piece of my mind, so I hope that he, the boss, or manager is reading this now.

Also, the portions were completely off. Some of my friends got a huge serving of pasta (the size I normally get at Siglap) and some of them barely had enough to eat! What's up with that??? I thought Italians were known for their big portions, delicious flavors and the ability to feed many?? If I wanted this quality of food I would go to a hawker center. At least I would know what to expect and would be paying accordingly. I am thoroughly disappointed and embarrassed. This restaurant just lost at least 19 customers and most likely more after we tell our friends who weren't able to make it not to come.

Upside: Their tirimisu was still bomb.