Casual Italian restaurant Pasta J is one of our favourite hangout spots along Upper Thomson Road. The restaurant has been gaining a reputation for itself among the public for serving a toothsome array of homemade pasta and steaks. As Pasta J is also a pet-friendly dining place, you will find pet owners who are residing in the area dropping by on a frequent basis with their fur babies.
Pasta J’s humble beginnings started when owner John Chan was selling his own pesto sauce creation at events. Upon receiving many positive feedbacks, he decided to open his own stall at a hawker centre and eventually become so successful that he could open his own restaurant. Till today, diners are treated to a curated menu featuring John’s personal recipes.
Signature items on their menu include Pesto Pasta, The Break-Up Steak and Caramel Carnivore. Guests who are interested in their special sauces are able to buy them off the shelves too.
The unpretentious restaurant is spacious and cosy—guests are greeted with warm lighting, white communal tables and large sofa seats; Pasta J makes you feel right at home from the moment you step in.
What we love most is that the hospitality at Pasta J extends to your pet too. The restaurant welcomes small dogs and they are given a bowl of iced water and even free kibbles that will have your puppy’s tail wagging with joy.
While you may think that Pasta J is more well-known for their pasta, the owner actually recommends the restaurant’s delectable selection of meats—The Super Striploin (S$31.90) and the Terribly Troublesome Pork Chops (S$17.90++).
That being said, their signature pasta dishes are not to be missed either. If you are looking for a crowd-favourite, the Wholesome Chicken Soup Pasta (S$16.90++) will do the trick. You get half a chicken leg placed in a light chicken soup that is made from pressure-cooked chicken bones and barley.
Alternatively, you may also want to consider Garlic Herb Chicken (S$16.90++) and The Bourdain (S$16.90++).
205 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 9004 1800
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Sat: 10.30am – 12 Midnight
Sun: 10.30am – 11pm
PH (excluding Sundays): 10.30am – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Marymount