- $40 toward authentic, customized Italian fare and more at Pasta Freska
- Unique dining experience
- Customized multicourse meal based on your likes/dislikes
- Complete with wine pairing and dessert
- Warm, welcoming atmosphere
- Cozy Queen Anne eatery
- Good for dinner only.
- Reservations required on weekends and recommended on weeknights.
- Closed Sundays for private parties.
The Seattle Times and Seattle P-I both sing the praises of Pasta Freska’s affable owner and superb sustenance: > * Mike Horri happily juggles the roles of entertainer and chef, sommelier and front-of-the-house tease. The ebullient owner of Pasta Freska is like your goofy uncle, his in-your-face charm winning legions of fans, many of them regulars mugging for the snapshots that are tacked to one wall near the entry of this humble, 10-year-old restaurant on Westlake. – Leslie Kelly, Seattle P-I > * Desiring a taste of the evening experience, I left myself in Horri’s hands for a sweet finisher and was properly wowed when he emerged with the Heavy Cream Triumverate: a little slice of Key lime/white chocolate cheesecake, a little slice of sour cream chocolate cake drizzled with strawberry sauce and a scooplet of spumoni. If this is what it’s like letting Horri determine my culinary fate, I’ll be back for dinner tonight. – Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Times
Yelpers give Pasta Freska a 3.5-star average, while Citysearchers give it a near-perfect 4.5, and 81% of Urbanspooners recommend the eatery: > * You will be delightfully surprised at the wonderful dishes that Mike has come up with. His wine selection is also one of the best in town and is low in price! On top of everything you can’t beat hanging out with Mike in his restuarant [sic]. You seriously get a show with dinner! I highly recommend to anyone who is wanting an unforgettable dining experience. – Sailmoe, Citysearch
"I put myself in the loving hands of owner/chef Mike Horri, who invited this stranger into his humble, candlelit abode, took a survey of my likes and dislikes ("I hate beef liver," I admitted), and spent the rest of my stay doing what he does best: surprising his guests," raves a restaurant reviewer from the Seattle Times. Meals at Pasta Freska always come with hearty helpings of surprise, as there is no printed menu and Mike simply serves what he thinks will delight the palates and bellies of his guests, based on their general preferences. Small Italian courses wander through the realms of antipasto, salad, pasta, seafood, and meat, with culinary accommodations made for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and all-onion diets. More than 100 varieties of wine vie for the opportunity to complement meals.