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Making fresh pasta has been our passion for over 30 years.

Made daily in our Oakland kitchen

Every day, our kitchen on Lowell Street in Oakland produces over 2,000 pounds of fresh ravioli, rolled and extruded pasta and handcrafted sauces. Then it's packed and delivered to dozens of restaurants, stores and delis all across the Bay Area.

Crafted with Skill & Care

When you step into our production facility, you start to get a feel for the quality of the products just by watching the people behind the pasta. We are real craftspeople. We know the machines, we know the pasta and we are extremely proud of what we produce. We pay attention to every little detail and we're constantly tasting. Many of The Pasta Shop employees have been making pasta with us for 10 years or more. Some have been around since the beginning, that's 30 years! All we can say is, the proof is in the pasta.

“The end product is only as good as the quality of the ingredients and the skill and care you bring to making it.”
Sandy Sonnenfelt, Pasta Director

Pasta for Everyone

One thing we ask ourselves when developing products is "What do our customers want?" And these days, a lot of you are looking for alternative diet options. In addition to traditional rolled egg pasta, we make numerous vegan options, including a few of our favorite ravioli. We're very proud of our gluten-free Fettuccine, which cooks just like durum wheat pasta.

And our whole grain pasta is made exclusively with Community Grains hard amber durum wheat flour. This flour retains 100% of the germ, bran, and endosperm preserving the extraordinary depth of flavor, aroma, and nutrition of the grain.

Whole Grain Cavatelli with Mint Pesto, Spring Vegetables & Burrata. All of our whole grain pasta is made with Community Grains Hard Amber Durum Wheat Flour.

Ruled by the Seasons

We listen to the seasons, too. The team creates a special pasta selection every few months that's brimming with the star ingredients of the season. Don't miss Spring's Asparagus & Meyer Lemon Ravioli, or Summer Squash & Corn Ravioli, which hits shelves late June.

Authentic Tradition

We're Related

The Pasta Shop is a member of the Market Hall Foods family

The Pasta Shop has been part of the Market Hall Foods family of businesses since 1987 and was one of the original stores in Oakland’s specialty food hub, Rockridge Market Hall. Though “The Pasta Shop” name no longer hangs above the market door on College Avenue, our relationship is as strong as ever: we still have access to the best ingredients in town and work alongside the quality-obsessed team at Market Hall Foods.


Does fresh pasta travel well?

It needs to be kept cold. If this is possible, it travels pretty well. We suggest simply layering between two ice packs in a cooler.

Does your product contain egg?

We produce both egg and eggless pasta. All of our extruded pasta shapes are eggless, therefore vegan. We also have a few vegan ravioli. Pleae see our Products page for more details.

Do you make gluten-free ravioli?
We are hard at work on this! Gluten-free ravioli is problematic as the absence of gluten makes the pasta very prone to tearing in our ravioli machine. We suggest trying our Gluten-Free Fettuccine. This rice-based fettuccine cooks just like traditional durum wheat pasta, while whole egg gives it that satisfying al dente bite.
How do I cook fresh pasta?
We break down cooking instructions, including how to cook from frozen, for all of our different pasta on the How To Cook page.
What is the shelf life of your pasta?
Containers are marked with a sell by date. Under proper refrigeration, our ravioli is good for roughly two days after the sell by date. Our tortellini, tortelloni, gnocchi, long cuts and shapes are good for roughly four days after the sell by date. A lot of people ask why our product has such a short shelf life. All of our products, pasta and sauces, are fresh, produced with no preservatives or pastuerization.
Can I freeze fresh pasta?
Freezing works well for filled pasta (ravioli, tortellini, tortelloni), gnocchi and most pasta cuts and shapes. We do not recommend freezing sheets of pasta. For instructions on how to freeze, visit our How to Cook page.

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