The State of Pasta - Restaurant

The State of Pasta - Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
European, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
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Does this restaurant serve Ligurian food?
About
The State of PastaTM is built on a family tradition that stretches back over four generations. Originally from a small village in the Verona countryside in northern Italy, Matthias and Patrick's earliest culinary memories are of the unforgettable pasta made by their Nonna, who began cooking at sunrise to allow the pasta to dry for several hours in the kitchen. A pasta dish at The State of PastaTM has become a unique fusion that combines recipes from another time with 21st century cuisine. It is an alliance between the best flavours from Europe and those of the Far East. A guarantee of fast service with no compromise on quality. Where both cooks and guests share a common purpose. A marriage of contemporary style with traditional food. A restaurant where everyone can enjoy their pasta in a completely new way. As Nonna put it so well: "Mangia pasta che ti fa bene “(Eat pasta, it's good for you).
CUISINES
European, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles199 reviews
Excellent
133
Very good
45
Average
18
Poor
2
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Roland B
Zurich1808 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
well, it did not start all too good. the staff speaks hardly any French or English, so we had some troubles to get our drinks (white wine? what wine? where from? cold please, etc., and beer Lao dark? IPA? etc.). the login to the local Wifi did not work, despite several attempts, so that we could use an online translator, also the salads were not really exiting, as the Caprese did not carry any Mozarella, but a funny kind of Croquette that probably once was something like Mozarella. But then the pasta plates came, and they were simply delicious and a real joy. also the final Tiramisu was definitely the best we had since long. All together it was a very good dinner, but it would be an idea if at least one of the owners would be around and/or the staff would get some language training, as most of the clients are tourists.
Written 7 February 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear Roland Brunner, We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the food at our restaurant. As written on the menu, one of our key values is to work as much as possible with people from the countryside. As you may guess, they never learned English and we try to work as much as possible on that issue but it takes a lot of time and energy. Anyways, I was on site when you came to the restaurant as we even had a small talk regarding your bikes. Kindest regards, Patrick & The State of Pasta Team.
Written 10 February 2020
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Gal
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
The pesto pasta here is so awesome. we would eat a salad bowl of it, it was so delicious. My husband had the ravioli, and it was just so so. Not very filling, for it being much more costly. My daughter and mother in law had the pink pasta and enjoyed it enough. But I was the one who begged to go back for more pesto pasta!
Written 10 January 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear Gal966, Thank you so much for this great review. We value your comment on the ravioli yet every single one of them is handmade following our signature shape, which makes it more expensive than just opening a ravioli can... Happy to hear that our pesto is up to your expectations! Have a safe stay. Regards, The State of Pasta Team. :-)
Written 10 January 2020
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Elena99
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
We went as a couple. I had the beef ravioli and my partner had a ham and mushroom pasta dish in white sauce. I really enjoyed my meal and so did my partner. The only negative comment is the size of the portions, mine was fine but my partner was still hungry afterwards which was a shame as the food was so nice.
Written 5 March 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear Elena7896, Thank you for taking your experience to Tripadvisor. :-) Glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers, The State of Pasta Team.
Written 10 March 2020
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Pollard
Metro Manila3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 solo
Very disappointed. I ordered steak and chips. The steak came cold. The meat had an off flavor, as if stored with something that smells. The restaurant is French but the mustard was not Dijon. The skinny chips were very high in oil, McDonald's are better and I don't like McDonald's. The chairs were metal and uncomfortable and the muzak was the sort of headache causing muzak they play at fashion shows.
Written 4 August 2023
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The State of Pasta Restaurant Company LTD
Dear Poll_Blake, We regret that your recent experience at our restaurant fell short of your expectations. We strive to provide our customers with a positive dining experience, and we are sorry that we failed to meet those standards in this instance. We would like to apologize for the cold steak and the off-flavor you experienced. These issues are not representative of the quality we aim to deliver, and we will work to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future. We also acknowledge your feedback regarding the lack of Dijon mustard and the high oil content in the skinny chips. We appreciate your suggestions and will consider them as we continue to improve our menu offerings. We understand that the seating and music may have contributed to your overall dissatisfaction, and we will look into ways to make improvements in these areas. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will use it to enhance our service and offerings. Sincerely, Matthias.
Written 22 August 2023
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Jesus V F H
Maastricht534 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Loved the concept. The menu looked great so we gave it a try... The pasta portion was pretty small and flavor wise nothing great. The vegetarian lasagna gets super gommy in no time...
Written 18 February 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear Jesus-V-F-H, Thank you for taking your concern to TripAdvisor. We are sad to read that even though you got a free of charge homemade focaccia bread and its 3 sauces before the pasta dish, you found that the portion is too small. When it is good (and free), clients always want more of course. :-) Sadly you did not notice that we use local produce to reduce carbon footprints and that EVERYTHING is freshly produced all day long. This can explain that the lasagna was a bit "gommy" as it gets time to soak in the water of the other ingredients inside at the contrario of a frozen one who stays dry. Hope that this helps to understand. We wish you a safe trip through Asia. Regards, Matthias & The State of Pasta Team.
Written 18 February 2020
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Bluenose-Farang
Khon Kaen122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
I saw the reviews on here so decided to try it, as there are so many other Italian restaurants in the area. Service was good, both the staff were very friendly. Food was okay, not bad, but in noway great. I told my two friends this was supposed to be really good, we all felt a little disappointed. Can't complain about the price or the staff, but the food just wasn't as good as the reviews indicate.
Written 3 July 2023
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The State of Pasta Restaurant Company LTD
Dear Bluenose-Farang, thank you for taking your opinion to TripAdvisor. Cheers, Matthias.
Written 6 July 2023
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Benjamin Daout
Oudomxay143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 solo
Been there during a business trip in vientiane and end up having all my lunches there. I love pasta and im usually bored very fast with restaurant selection. There you have almost unlimited choice and it's fresh pasta. It's excellent and really fast, i even had time for desert which was fabulous too. Can't wait for my next trip in vientiane (i might even invent an excuse to go 😂😂😂
Written 11 August 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear Benjamin, Thank you for your review and we will welcome you back with great pleasure. See you soon again. Cheers, Matthias & The State of Pasta Team.
Written 13 August 2020
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Jacq414
Montreal13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Home ade pasta and sauce. Very good taste and good service. If you like pasta,it's a must. There are o lot of good restaurant in Vientiane but that one is one of the best for pasta.Very good service too.
Written 17 January 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Thank you for this good review Jacq414! It is always so joyful for us to read that the concept is well received amongst our clients. We hope to serve you soon again with the same quality. Cheers, The State of Pasta Team.
Written 17 January 2020
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Mauro M
Vientiane46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
I just fall in this place, walking and see.... Lets try.... Than... Surprise, pasta well cook and sause very delicious. Coffe so so, but best in Lao. Well, see you soon..
Written 9 March 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Hi mauriziocZ4326DN, Thank you for this great review. Nice that we had this small talk with both of you. :-) We are happy to read that our coffee was up to no other for Lao standards. Have a safe trip through Lao. Ciao, The State of Pasta Team.
Written 10 March 2020
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Robert D
Brighton27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Normally in SE Asia I stay clear of pasta as it’s normally very bad, but this city has some great European foods so we decided to take the chance. Also it fusion! I had the Lao sausage sauce and it was delicious! Also the pasta was very nicely cooked and tasted very fresh. I would say one of the best pasta dishes I have had, ever. Service was good, they had some readable priced wine as well. We both had a desert, my tiramisu was good and my partners choc fondue was wonderful!
Written 4 March 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear gizmord, Thank you for leaving your impressions over here. Great to see that you enjoyed everything you ordered. :-) Take care, The State of Pasta Team.
Written 7 March 2020
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robertjump
Bournemouth34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
very good paster restaurant just as good as mummer makes if your tired of chilly noodles on your stay in Vientiane give this a try a very clean restaurant with nice decor staff very friendly
Written 1 March 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Hi robertjump, Thank you for taking your experience up to TripAdvisor. We're very happy to see that we coped with your expectations and hope to welcome you soon again. Cheers, The State of Pasta Team. :-)
Written 2 March 2020
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Ashleigh Poole
Southend-on-Sea436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
My boyfriend and I came for lunch and it was very quiet inside so we were treated well by all the staff! The food came really quickly and was absolutely delicious. We had the tomato pasta and the pesto pasta - would highly recommend!
Written 15 February 2020
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear ashems13, Thank you for sharing this great experience you had with us. Great to see that everything was up to your taste. :-) Cheers, The State of Pasta Team.
Written 15 February 2020
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Keith R
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 solo
I had the special, handmade foie gras ravioli, it was delicious! The complimentary focaccia was warm and came with a decent olive oil and 2 very nice dips... so full but tempted by dessert now :o
Written 17 December 2019
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear 29keithr, Thank you for your comment! Great to hear that everything was well. Hope to see you next time. :-) Cheers, The State of Pasta Team.
Written 18 December 2019
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James H
Dunkeld41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Very interesting delight. The homemade ravioli was absoultely delightful, the lasagne was an interesting fusion. Well worth a visit.
Written 14 December 2019
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear jhaley3180, Awesome to read your experience at our restaurant. Happy to see that everything was up to your expectations and that you appreciated our fusion between 2 cultures. Cheers, The State of Pasta Team.
Written 15 December 2019
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Izzie
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Had pesto gnocchi, which was better than some pesto I’ve had here. However, the gnocchi was undercooked, the pesto was very very oily and the portion size was a little small. Would’ve been nice if the gnocchi was toasted/pan fried rather than just boiled. Slightly disappointing that the Parmesan was extra. The staff were very attentive and always made sure my water glass was full and the focaccia was very good.
Written 12 December 2019
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The_State_of_Pasta
Dear Gapyearizzie, Thank you for your comment. Glad that you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. Cheers, The State of Pasta Team. ;-)
Written 12 December 2019
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