La Pastaria

30 Linden Pl, Red Bank
(732) 224-8699

Recent Reviews

M. Chuisano

Cozy little spot, with home style potions.

James McCarthy

Good, not crowded during the week. Muscles, 5 out of 10, pasta, olives and hot peppers, 6 out of 10. BYOB is always a plus. Place is clean and decorated nicely. The kitchen staff very loud and could hear them clearly in the dining room...mostly joking and not about cooking.


We went here for lunch and it was a great experience! The lunch menu was above anything I could have wanted. (I recommend posting it on your website as I was only able to find your dinner menu.) The servers were dressed very professionally and were attentive. The food was great. I look forward to returning for dinner.

santo trufolo

Food great, waitress great. Much too hot inside. Air conditioner was NOT cooling the restaurant which made you lose your is SUMMER!!

janie doe

Complete mayhem and unorganized. Ambience was terrible. Staff made up of mostly kids. Women (possibly owner) was unprofessional and did not appear to know how to properly run a restaurant-loudly having conversations with staff in the middle of dining area and not acknowledging customers. Food was mediocre. First and last time!


Love this place. Food is consistently good.

jeff kovatch

A very nice italian local restaraunt. Service very good and pasta dishes are excellent.

opentable dinner

Sadly this the fourth and LAST time I will be dining here. All four times have had the same disappointment. Had to open my own bottle of wine after waiting 20 mins for someone to even acknowledge us in a place that was only at half capacity. Had risotto balls which were amazing, leaving me optimistic. Sadly, reality set in when we were handed our pasta entrees. 3 bites into my pasta with “gravy” aka unflavored beef broth, and I pushed it aside. Same for my wife who had the delight of her pasta sitting in a bowl of chicken broth or what the chefs believed to interpret as a “white wine sauce”. Our polite waiter didn’t question our disgust as he seems to have become accustomed to people returning their meals as I watched several people send theirs back. Not only that, we watched as people walked back to the kitchen/waitstaff area to voice their disgust and cancel orders. The place has/had a lot of potential if it wasn’t for the management if there is any. The entire staff was visibly disoriented with no support.. There will not be a fifth experience


Very disappointing… the inside felt like a cave, dark and outdated. Service ridiculously slow and inattentive. Pizza was horrible… it should be removed from menu as it is not representative of NJ pizza.

Alexa L.

Wow it's sad to say I have nothing positive to say about this establishment besides our waiter who at the end of the night quit. The first thing that threw me off is when I sat down at my table without any silverware napkins or plates. They handed me cold hard bread with no plates. Still no napkins... So then we ordered appetizers, the "Italian" antipasto was hard pepperoni, mortadella, unripe tomatoes, a few pieces of mozzarella on top of ICEBERG LETTUCE! We also ordered mozzarella and roasted peppers. The mozzarella slices were the size of a quarter and we were only given 3 for a table of 7. That is not a cold antipasto. Then we ordered our entrees and it just went even more downhill from here. The "double cut pork chop" was two skinny pork chops covered in some peppers and onions. The broccoli rabe was unidentifiable and the pizza...well....frozen pizza from ShopRite was better. Overall very disappointing experience and I hope they start to improve because it would really be a shame for them to sink completely under water.

Ellen O.

Had my husband's 70th Birthday Party Jessica, the manager was helpful making the day extra special for us! Food and service was excellent!


Was there in April and had a wonderful experience. Because of that we returned with a table of 5. While the food was good the attitude of the hostess (owner?? So rumor has it. I hope not) from the minute we arrived was terrible. Waited for almost 10 minutes to be seated for our reservation as she sat discussing a work schedule with an employee who was busy looking at his phone and talking with her about his upcoming week. Finally a server came and seated us. As we were leaving the light by the exit vestibule was out and it was very dark. We asked her if she could turn it on (my 89 year old mother, along with the rest of our party, was having trouble seeing) and by the time she meandered over we had used our phones to light the way out. Needless to say we won’t be returning or recommending. Very disappointed and surprised as we wanted to support this local restaurant especially during this time.


Mediocre restaurant. From food to service, there was not one thing I can say good about this restaurant.


We haven’t been in YEARS and I forgot what I was missing ! Polenta appetizer and stuffed escarole were fantastic. Entrees of veal shank and my husband squid ink linguine were amazing. Will definitely be back! Only draw back is the noise level, which was very high, but I think it is due to all the tile walls and floors. Best meal we’ve had in quite sone time

opentable dinner

The food is always excellent. Great menu selection. The staff is friendly and professional. Always an enjoyable experience.

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