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Dave's Fresh Pasta

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81 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2738
+1 617-666-0656
11:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Dave's can be crazy busy at lunchtime, but once you've had a sandwich there, you'll agree that it's worth it. Pick up your grilled shrimp, eggplant parm or sauce for your fresh pasta/fresh-made ravioli. Add some wine, cheese and olives while you wait for the amazingly friendly staff to grill your panini. They have a few small tables and expand... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

It took us a while to get around to trying Dave's Fresh Pasta because the place was closed every time we meandered over for an easy weekend dinner (they close early on Saturdays and are closed all day on Sundays), but we persisted and were finally rewarded with some delicious fresh ravioli! They offer about 5 different kinds of fresh... More 

1 Thank dartmouth12traveler
Medford, Massachusetts
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196 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

So many options, pricey but so worth the level of quality you get! I found a lot of great cheeses, meats, breads & snacks. Will definitely be going back!

1 Thank Jgraves700
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

In the Davis Square area, Dave's has an extensive sandwich menu which are excellent. On the day we had lunch here, we had steak & horseradish sandwiches and a steak & cheese sandwich. It is very small and is very crowded at lunch time, but well worth the wait. They also have a small market and a counter to purchase... More 

1 Thank Mike B
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Delicious sandwich lunch. Had the artichoke arugula sandwich and sicilian. The bread was incredible, especially the focaccia! Got our food to-go and sat outside, also a specialty shop with great selection. Everything was fresh.

Thank Elizabeth P
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Come here often for take out. Best item is the large caesar salad which has the perfect amount of parmesan cheese, homemade croutons and their excellent caesar dressing. They never disappoint for great takeout

Thank JN_172
Chicago, Illinois
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163 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

We went here for sandwiches for lunch and ended up buying much more. The sandwiches were great and the service as well. We ended up bringing home fresh parpadelli pasta and sauce (not gravy, btw). Along with cheese; she knew her cheeses and wine; he knew his wines. Great welcoming atmosphere, food and service.

2 Thank MassarelloFamily
Rindge, New Hampshire
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

I work in the area of Davis Square and have never been disappointed in the food at lunchtime. I've tried wraps, subs, soups and sauces and enjoyed it all. The sandwiches are very generous and could easily be enough for two. Go early or late, at noon they are very busy.

Thank Lynne R
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Dave's is an amazing store and cafe, small and packed with products and activities. They do make and sell pastas (I am not a fan) and prepared foods(ditto) and they sell a large variety of high end (and hard-to-find) imported and local items, as well as cheeses, meats, fresh fish, produce,wines and beers. ( It's hard to believe how much... More 

1 Thank opinionatedchef
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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273 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

First, it is chaos at lunch time, the lines even block access to some chips! The Italian sub style was skimpy in meet, too much bread and lacked the taste of a good sub. The Reuben was boring, again too much bread and there was not the contrast of the Sauerkraut; it was dull.

1 Thank Ryewit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-666-0656

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?