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(Closed) Pasta Inc

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Pasta Inc is located along the busy streets of Jalan Besar, a hidden find among one of the few decades’ old conservation shop houses. The old façade, warm & dimly lit chandeliers is the first to welcome you. Nevertheless, soothing and soft lounge music playing in the background enhances the overall cozy & alluring dining ambience that one deems of.
At Pasta Inc, we seek to savour and pamper our clients’ taste buds. Hence, our menu is carefully sculpted to house a variety of Antipasti, Insalate, Zuppe, Primi Piatti, Pizzas, Secondi, Dolci E Gelato & Bevande. That’s not all, to quench your lusting thirst; our wine list has been carefully selected by our chef to match your dining experience to perfection.
Being the norm is not our forte, we are here to set us apart from the rest & to give you the perfect dining experience that one will come back seeking for more.

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 22:30

+65 62241501
$35 based on 135 submissions
Dinner (76 votes), Quiet (58 votes), Romance/First Dates (46 votes)
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Pasta in Jalan Besar

Jalan Besar is not usually associated with food, so when I had the opportunity to try the food at a restaurant that was opened there recently, I decided to give it a shot to see what they had to offer. The setting is a simple one, creating a relaxing atmosphere which makes it an ideal place for an informal meal or a dinner with the family.

I started out with the Gamberi Con Aglio & Prezzemolo ($9.90) which is 6 prawns sautéed in butter and garlic together with a hint of white wine sauce. The prawns were indeed succulent and it was clear that fresh produce was used. Definitely a value for money item.

I then proceeded to try the Fettucine Alla Carbonara ($15.90) which had a strong cheesy feel to it. What I liked about it was that the pasta tasted fresh (even though I subsequently found out that it was packed Barilla pasta) and I liked that it was done al dente with not too much sauce used to overpower the dish. I must admit that this dish was as little on the heavier side though.

Down to desserts, I had the Tiramisu ($8.90), which is done in-house and this was evident in certain areas where the cheeses were not evenly spread. The Tiramisu served here tends to be lighter than usual and makes it an enjoyable light-hearted dessert to end the meal.

Overall, a pleasant experience at the new restaurant and I look forward to returning to try the specialty, which is the squid ink seafood pasta.

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16 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Lost and Found!

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GOOD NEW!!!! [Sharing] Sad to hear that this place is closed. Managed to find out that one of the chefs has opened up his own small stall at Rocca Balestier just beside the famous Balestier durian stall near the temple.The stall called "Richies Pasta House". The dishes and taste is very similar and the only drawback is that the menu does not offer as much choices as before. But then at least i manage to find back the soul of simply authentic affordable Italian cuisine dishes. CHEAP mean can try more of the dishes!
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29 Nov 2013 • 45 reviews • 18 followers

Watch your teeth after eating the squid ink pasta!

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27 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

worse than microwaveable pasta

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Paid $40+ per head and waited for 1.5 hours for our meals to be served. The bread was off the shelve white loaf which wasn't refilled while we waited for our meals. The squid ink pasta was tasteless and only tasted the oil, the spaghetti was under cooked and hard. One of the specials, Aglio olio tasted purely of oil and chilli, pasta was also under cooked and hard. The risotto took more than 2 hours and we had to cancel our order as we were sick of waiting. Even had to ask for our cake to be served while waiting for the meals as their 10 minutes waiting time turned out to be 1.5 hours! The drinking water that was served had dirt in it, and throughout the horrible time at the restaurant, we had to constantly ask for our waters to be refilled. All in all, over priced, long waiting time and even microwaveable pasta tastes better than the food served!
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15 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Best pasta in a long time!

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Occasion: date with girlfriend Service: excellent, server welcomed us with the specials and were very attentive. Ambience is great, not too crowded but yet not empty, quaint atmosphere. Food: great quality, came promptly, portion sizes were good, excellent flavour, not too filling Price: $20 pasta dishes, roughly $50 pp for a 3 course dinner We made a hungrygowhere account just to gush about how much we loved it, before dessert arrived
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13 Apr 2013 • 723 reviews • 85 followers

From Jalan Besar, now at Keong Siak but still tasty pasta.

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Jalan Besar has moved to Keong Siak, on a row of shophouses which were formerly brothels, and they serve delicious pasta.

Ambience:  Simply decorated, with an imposing private room smack in the middle of the restaurant.

Food: Lots of dishes but we chose the portobello mushroom with mixed cheese,  side salad,  and 3 types of pasta.  The mushrooms were fresh and deliciously prepared with a small serving of salad.  $18.  Pricey but tasty.  The first pasta was the duckling pasta,  lots of duck meat in a very interesting sauce which had a hint of duck.  Quite unique as a pasta dish.  Duck meat, however was firm and tough.  Could have been cooked to a lesser degree to reduce the bite.  The squid ink pasta came next,  al dente spaghetti with a mix of squid, scallop, prawns and shells - mussels and clams.  Seafood was fresh and tasty but the scallop tasted neutral.  The squid ink was fresh (not from packet) and had good olive oil in it.  Best pasta of the night.  

We also tried their signature crayfish pasta.  The pasta, unfortunately was soft and lacked the bite,  overcooked perhaps.  However the pieces of crayfish and prawns??  we were cooked and the whole dish came in a paper pouch.  Tasty yes but spoilt bu the soft pasta.

Value:  Pricey for this simple pasta.

Service:  Friendly, helpful service.  Packed up out left overs in air tight plastic boxes.  
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