I am one of pasta’s biggest and best fans. I live for pasta. I have a separate place in my kitchen pantry to hold all of my 12 different types of pasta. I even bought an embellish ribbon & tape printer from the craft store so that I could put fancy labels on my cute pasta containers. I love watching people make pasta from scratch on TV or in my friends' kitchens. When it comes to ordering pasta and noodles for dinner in local Yakima restaurants, however, I can be rather picky. Sometimes I like tried and true Italian pasta like the Olive Garden, or I might want to have a sit down, homestyle cooked meal in a Yakima restaurant, and sometimes I just want to eat Italian pasta in a place that's kind of fancy!


5 Best Yakima Dinner Places for Pasta and Noodles Worth the Drive

My favorite place in Yakima to order pasta for dinner closed down a while back. Actually, all three of my favorite places to get pasta keep closing up shop. There was the Italian restaurant on Nob Hill that used to be in the place that’s now Tasty Wok. Then there was the Italian restaurant in West Valley by Rosauers that is now Captain Crab. And the latest one that I send a hearty RIP to is Valley Pizza & Pasta on S 1st St.

One night, not too long ago, as I was eating my feelings of lost restaurant grief over a Sampler Platter and garlic sticks from the Olive Garden, I realized there are still some wonderful places left. A few of these Yakima restaurants have already proven to stand the test of time, and they have been right under my nose. I can’t believe I forgot about the 5 best places left in town to get some Italian-style pasta for dinner.

5 Best Yakima Dinner Places for Pasta and Noodles Worth the Drive



Zesta Cucina

Open 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

5110 Tieton Dr inside Glenwood Square

Zesta Cucina Sign
Zesta Cucina via Google Maps


  • Dungeness Crab Pappardelle
    Served with pecorino cheese, tomatoes, and asparagus
  • Shrimp Scampi
    Served over capellini noodles
  • Chicken Parmesan
    Served on vodka cappellini
  • Calypso Chicken
    Served on fettuccine with alfredo sauce
  • Fettuccine
    Served with a choice of marinara, parmesan, or pesto cream sauce
  • Cappellini Marinara
    Served with option to add meatballs, spicy Italian sausage or both
  • Vodka Cappellini
    Served with spicy pink vodka and choice of sautéed chicken or sautéed prawns
@raymundsalazar Made fresh pasta for my Creamed Crab Parpadelle 👨🏽‍🍳 #Fyp #foodtiktokph #crab #SilangHouseKitchen ♬ Kick It to Me - Sammy Rae & The Friends



Provisions Restaurant + Market

Open Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

2710 Terrace Heights Dr.

Cavatappi Pasta


  • Lindsay’s Mac & Cheese: Served with Cavatappi noodles, 4-cheese cream sauce and breadcrumbs.
  • Chicken Parmesan: Served with roasted garlic pappardelle pasta, marinara sauce, burrata cheese, and lightly breaded chicken.
  • Sausage & Kale Rigatoni: Served with Rigatoni pasta, kale, sausage, peppers, caramelized onions, parmesan cheese, red chili flakes, and a drizzle of olive oil
@asiliglamcooks @asiliglamcooks no roux baked mac & cheese Love this recipe so much! • 1 lb cavatapi pasta, cooked according to box instructions • 4 tbsp salted butter • 2 cups of heavy cream • 2 cups whole milk • 8 oz of velveta cheese cubed • 4 oz of softened cream cheese, cubed • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, hand shredded • 2 cups Monterrey jack cheese, hand shredded • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, hand shredded • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, hand shredded • Salt, pepper, smoked paprika & all purpose seasoning to taste Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes, broil on high until golden brown Cheese shredder linked in my amazon storefront, link in bio 😉 Comment below if you would try this method 😋 #macandcheeserecipe #macandcheese #bakedmacandcheese #norouxmacandchese #cavatappi #shreddedcheese ♬ original sound - tuckerbudzyn



Powerhouse Grill

Open for Dinner until 9 p.m. (Open for dinner until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)

3807 River Rd

Beef Stroganoff


  • Sirloin Stroganoff
    Served with fettucine noodles, steak slices, mushrooms, and a brown sauce with sour cream garnish
  • Powerhouse Spaghetti
    Served with sausage crumbles, mushrooms, black olives and marinara sauce.
  • Pesto Baked Halibut
    Served with spaghetti noodles and spinach
  • Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
    Served with alfredo sauce



Last Frontier Restaurant

Open 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Open til 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)

3807 W Nob Hill Blvd

Last Frontier Restaurant on Nob Hill via Google Maps
Google Maps


  • Chicken Fettuccine
    Served with alfredo sauce, chicken meat, mushrooms, peas, and peppers.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
    Served without chicken meat.
@duskadollar Homemade fettuccine alfredo! @949dollar #cooking #cookingfromscratch #homemadefood #noodles #homemadenoodles #foodoftiktok ♬ Che La Luna - Louis Prima with Sam Butera & The Witnesses




Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays and Mondays. Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays thru Saturdays.

22 N 1st St

Crafted Restaurant
Crafted Restaurant via Google Maps


  • Pasta: Served with pappardelle, duck, and a cream sauce
@adventuresoffoodieb Garlic Rosemary Duck Pappardelle #eating #SnowballFightAgainstHunger #boostofhope #CustomersMostLoved #fyp #duck #bingbong #chef #yum #duet #like #lol ♬ Sleepy - Gui


Whether you're craving some pasta to-go or dine-in, at least one of these great restaurants are great options that should work for you.

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