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Pasta Fair Norwalk now John's Best


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Pasta Fair Norwalk now John's Best

MasterofLightChick | Apr 1, 2010 12:19 PM

...and it is crap!

I originally found Pasta Fair from a Chowhound girl who shared it as her guilty pleasure. I went, I liked and once even had a meal better than Pasta Nostra one night - I swear. It was consistently simple, fresh and casual Italian food.

Well, it has been taken over by John's Best and was simply an awful dining experience. There wasn't even semblance of a manager on staff even though it was lunchtime. Every employee there except one old time waitress spoke Spanish and tried to be accomodating but it didn't work.

Everything went wrong, every dish was awful and it was a big old waste of money. Guess it's time for them to cater to the Wal-mart crowd in the very same plaza. I went to their Westport location once and only once. It didn't annoy me enough to write about it but losing the guilty pleasure Pasta Fair makes me angry enough to write.

My lunch bill was $22, which was such a waste of money to be served crap I'm only going to put out for the raccoons this evening. Driving home I saw Da Pietro's advertising a $12 two course lunch special and Napoli offering a $14.50 lunch special - two stellar Italian places - I got ripped off big time.

I guess my new guilty pleasure in the area will now be Italia in Norwalk. I don't like to go all the time though as the super friendly old Italian waiter is always trying to liquor me up and get me to stay longer even though I just like to eat and run at times.

Pasta Fair
690 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854

Pasta Nostra
116 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854

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