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Our Story

A Dream That Has Been Cooking for Years

Since 1989 Pasta Fresh has been part of the community making fresh pasta for families and the finest restaurants in the Chicago area.

In 1980 Tony and Gino Bartucci built a 2-story strip mall building and dubbed it "Piazza Italia" home to Pasta Fresh.

Pasta Fresh is more than buying Fresh Pasta on Harlem Ave. we bring the old country to you. You can look through the window into the back room and see the how we make ravioli, lasagna, and more. We offer a variety of pasta and sauce options, but also sell fresh panzerotti, arancini, and focaccia.


Anthony (Tony) Bartucci

Tony Bartucci making Fresh Pasta at Pasta Fresh
Tony Bartucci, Welcome to Pasta Fresh

"Mangia Bene. Mangia Sano. Mangia Sempre Italiano."

Anthony (Tony) Bartucci, immigrated from the city of Cosenza, in the region of Calabria in southern Italy in 1960, has been making fresh pasta for the past 31 years.

Come in, have lunch, experience pasta the way it should be ... fresh!

While you are visiting, check out our retail store or ask about our Wholesale and Catering options.

Tony Bartucci - Pasta Fresh Chicago
Pasta Fresh cerca 1990
Little Boy Eating at Pasta Fresh
Piazza Italia
Little Girl enjoying pasta
Piazza Italia
Interior of Pasta Fresh
Interior Shop at Pasta Fresh