La Casa Pasta

4.8
632 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
For parties of 10 or more please contact the resturant directly.

As you open the doors to La Casa Pasta, your senses will be stimulated with the aromas of freshly-pressed pasta, delicately made sauces and warm, baked breads fill the air. Critics will agree that the tastes are even more satisfying.
Set in classic Italian decor, our marble floors, breathtaking art and stone statues representing our heritage will surely impress you and your guests.

Chef and Owner Giuseppe Martuscelli's roots and knowledge of fine foods and wines originated in the town of Santa Maria Di Castellabate near Salerno, Italy. Giuseppe came to America with the Italian Navy in 1967 and returned to stay in 1973, settling in Newark, Delaware to open La Casa Pasta in 1978.
Since then, he has made it his goal to serve only the most authentic Northern and Southern Italian foods. Each year, he travels back to his homeland and beyond to learn new recipes and import ingredients not to be found in the states.
What 632 people are saying
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TomA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't had a bad meal here yet! Great atmosphere, great food, friendly people.

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MICHAELC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I hate to open with a negative but if you only read one sentence: avoid the salads. They are exceedingly over priced and not a good value at all. I really hate saying something so negative about this place, but it’s true. My family purchased 3 Caesar salads which cost $24 and we could have gotten the same amount of food for $6 at Wendys. It’s also a lesser quality salad than say the FREE side salad served at chain restaurants such as Longhorn. It’s just not acceptable. I shrugged off the cost because of the times and knowing they contribute to charity, but any other day I would have polititely had a discussion with the waitress.

That aside, I love this place. Their food is simply fantastic. I’ve either had or sampled the ravioli, gnocchi (soft like a pillow, as it should be in my opinion), the carbonara, fried calamari, lasagna, veal saltimbocca, and the branzino. All the pasta is of high quality, and the sauces were great. I want to particularly call out the veal and saltimbocca. The Marsala sauce was simply exquisite and the branzino was so finely prepared and some of it practically melted in my mouth.

Again, I hate to have opened this review with such a negative comment but I have to be honest, but don’t let that stop you from going here. The food is amazing, just don’t get taken for a ride with the salads (sorry La Casa Pasta).

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luvdelaware
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

it was chilly so take a sweater in the winter. But food was good. Lasagna was the best but not a big portion.

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TrishM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going there - i had the Saltimbuca - delish every time but i didn't see the Gnocchi on your menu anymore :( but again the service was great and the food was excellent as always..

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vipCarrieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at La Casa Pasta is outstanding! If you're unsure, any of the homemade pasta dishes will delight you. The staff is always so friendly and helpful. This is a really nice restaurant for date night!

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Paul
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We enjoyed the festive atmosphere also.

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Rhonda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

LaCasa Pasta is a family favorite! Years ago, I would walk there from the neighborhood just to get their amazing pizza!

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Kathleen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our favorites. Great food, great service.

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JeniferA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome the food was fantastic and the service was great. Everyone we had from appetizers to dessert was amazing. I will definitely return when I am in the area again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to La Casa Pasta for over 40 years. It is always been one of my most favorite places to have a special dinner.

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vipRobertG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a simple dinner no occasion. The quality and outstanding service of this amazing restaurant never wanes. We were lucky enough to meet the owner/founder! Compliments to every aspect of this amazing place!

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vipDine42
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and our waiter was great.

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JAT57
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Casa Pasta is always amazing! The food is excellent and the service is always a 10 out of 10. Thank you for another great meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Plus you DO have anchovies for the Caesar

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visiting daughter in Delaware and she had mentioned La Casa Pasta and after doing some research, we made a reservation. Our waitress was very friendly and food was very good.
I would not hesitate to go back. Growing up in an Italian family and making our own pasta, there are not too many we revisit.
Looking forward to a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing. Our server Brandon was super knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Food was delicious & not too expensive. Highly recommend! Thank you for your amazing service!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, the staff is very friendly which makes for a wonderful expereince.

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CindyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing and never disappoints. The Fusili Santa Maria is one of my favorite dishes. They also have an excellent tiramisu gelato. Wished it could be purchased in stores!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Service was extremely timely and we never felt rushed. Food is consistently delicious.

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PhyllisE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a delicious dinner and good conversation without the music being too loud... just nice background music

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TerryJ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love walking into this beautiful restaurant! I always get the blackened salmon, while my husband loves every Italian dish on the menu! We've brought many friends with us to La Casa Pasta over the past years. The atmosphere is just wonderful and the food is great!

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GinaT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Typically have a great experience but this time the server and staff were rude. Service extreamly slow. Food was great.

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TheresaS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. The waitress was great!

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LynnD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a few minutes late for our reservation (senior dog issues) but arrived and were seated promptly. Jamie was our server and made the stress of our tardiness disappear! She efficiently told us about the specials and recommendations. Each of our courses came out hot and appropriately spaced out. The portions are good sized so we both ended up taking half of our meals home and ordered dessert to go! We'll definitely return

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DanielleT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like Italian food, this is the place to go. The pasta was fresh, the bread was perfect! Clams Casino are a must if you like that. We can't wait to go back! Delicious food, friendly staff, quick service. We drove 45 minutes...it was worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Food is always fresh and top quality. Service was impeccable.

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SuzS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!! Looking forward to going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and amazing service. The food is amazing. Great portion size and pairings. Our waitress Chris was knowledgeable and amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there a few times . Love the food

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StephenH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding as usual. Thank you for a wonderful New Years Eve! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local place. Food is so good. Never disappoints.

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vipJohn
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and Casey our bartender was very attentive and made some great cocktails. The owner opening and presenting our bottle wine was a nice touch. Certainly will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best Italian restaurants in New Castle county. Food was excellent however extremely disappointed that they do not (according to our server) serve anchovies on their Caesar salad. Otherwise food and service were great!

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ErinN
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean. Staff was helpful and courteous. Food was delicious but ridiculously small portions for the price. No soup or salad is included with entree, everything is extra. You could tell the restaurant is doing their best to accommodate the pandemic.
Noise level was quite high, would not recommend if you’re looking for a quiet dinner.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal & service.

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vipJAT57
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and cuisine! Celebrating with some friends and we all raved about the food.

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DianeJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff are always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

FAQs

La Casa Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 738-9935.

La Casa Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.