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The Pasta Merchant

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248b Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
08:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Launceston, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value, delicious and quick, what more do you want? We love the gelato too, the chocolate, hazelnut and cappuccino are favourites. Highly recommended for a great take-away.

Thank Alex M
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 mins at counter before I was noticed. Then two tiny pasta comes out of plastic tub and gets microwaved and some sauce put on. Even at 6.80 for a small it was worth $2. Better service and food and value across the road at the burger joint. Not really impressed

Thank zacky8826
Maidenwell, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My wife and I stopped for a coffee and cake. My four-year-old daughter wanted linguini with butter and salt, no sauce. The lady made her a lovely little serve and we all tried a bit. Delicious! My daughter ate the lot and we ended up buying a kilo of fresh pasta to take with us. Great, friendly service. Good food... More 

Thank majsmith
Brisbane, Australia
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Grabbed take out from The Pasta Merchant after a long day and it was very nourishing. Pasta was tasty and large sizes were only about $10. Yummy fresh salad bags were $5. Service was friendly. Easy peasy meals :) gelato looked delish.

Thank meikadalton
Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Wanted a casual family meal and decided to try The Pasta Merchant. We ordered roast pumpkin ravioli with bacon cream sauce, fettuccine with bacon and chicken which were both 10/10. Two sizes available very well priced. They have limited seating inside but opted for a table out the front on the footpath. Excellent service, meals to our table in about... More 

Thank N2764UVpeterl
Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I am not exaggerating when I say that this was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the other ingredients were fresh, and it wasn't overly oily. I'd definitely have a problem if I lived close! The place itself is small, with only about 5 tables. Most people get their food takeaway, so there... More 

1 Thank walkaboutography
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

As a grungy backpacker I'm always on the lookout for cheap eats when I don't necessarily have the access to make my own, otherwise that's always my go to. Finding something hot to eat that is as cheap as Macca's that is fresh, unprocessed, and actually great tasting is usually a challenge but this 100% hit the spot. The portion... More 

Thank Amanda F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

For the price as a takeaway for Maccas I got a amazing feed for the whole family. The pasta is freshly made and oh my so good! The staff are fantastic and were all too happy to alter my meal to my taste. We even had enough to cover lunches for the next day. Love this place!

Thank Sharyn G
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food was delicious. The service left a bit to be desired as the staff seemed distracted. Its not really an eat in place but I would recommend but get some take way (hot or heat later)

Thank J H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A delightful small pasta cafe near where we stayed in Launceston. Beautiful fresh food with attentive staff. It appears to be a favourite with locals who were picking up theit dinner. We fined in and both had small mains plus the delicious salmon pate as an entree.

Thank Geoff M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248b Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 03-6334-7077
Our pasta and sauces are made fresh daily - our aim is delicious, healthy, affordable 'fast food'. All our meals are available to eat in, take away (hot to go) or heat at home at your convenience. We also make in store our own range of gelato - Go Go Gelato, included by Jill Dupleix in her 'The Best Gelato in Australia' list.

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