About Pasta Fresca

The Origin of Dreams

Pasta Fresca was born of romance, a former diving specialist, Salvatore settled in Singapore after meeting his Singaporean wife. To explore his other love, that is cooking for others, he started his business in 1988 with a simple Italian restaurant of only three tables. The young entrepreneur’s insistence on using the freshest and best ingredients and his legendary friendliness with customers quickly made authentic South Italian food, and Pasta Fresca, into a hit with Singaporeans.

Company Profile

For 26 years, relying on instinct, careful research and fine-tuning his ideas with feedback, Salvatore built on the quick and massive success of his first Pasta Fresca restaurant since 1988, which is famous for their friendly atmosphere and have become the Italian restaurant of choice for the local people. His simple but proven formula of fresh food and great service is a true formula for business success.

Mr Carecci owns a production factory in Singapore to supply homes, hotels and commercial kitchens with fresh pasta, sauces and imported Italian food products. Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore also built a catering service and provides for occasions like birthday parties, corporate and private events, festive celebrations and weddings.

Our Brand

Pasta Fresca as its name, using the best fresh produce at the lowest prices has guaranteed low direct and variable costs for the business. Everything is made fresh daily. Preservatives or colouring are not used.

Pasta Fresca offers delicious and wholesome South Italian Cuisine complete with Italian hospitality and care. The range of restaurant cuisine is extremely broad with over a hundred different combinations. Its team of professional chefs also prepares exclusive menus for special occasions for its customers.

At Pasta Fresca, you can rely on a strong ensemble of the latest technologies and knowledge in food making. The management has invested in modern food process to produce top quality pasta using fresh ingredients. Its professional chefs have the expertise to meet the most demanding requests. They supervise production process with care to ensure consistently high quality at competitive prices.

Only the best and finest ingredients are imported and used to make restaurants cuisine. Pasta Fresca has a strong, established network of business partners in Italy from whom it imports a range of high quality products.

Mr Carecci Salvatore
Carecci Salvatore
Entrepreneur, Chef, Waiter & Friend

Our Mission

In Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore, we will bring our culinary heritage to as many people in as many countries as possible, at reasonable prices, and will strive to exceed expectations both in terms of food and service quality standards.

Our Values

We take pride in our authenticity and freshness of our food, and believe in giving our customers fast and attentive service in a clean and comfortable environment.

Our Vision

Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore will be synonymous with fresh pasta and cuisine prepared using our original south Italian recipes, served with true south Italian hospitality around the world.

Our Awards

As a tribute to his vision, commitment and success, founder of restaurant chain Pasta Fresca, Mr. Salvatore Carecci, was twice presented with the prestigious Rotary-ASME award (1997 and 2001) as one of the top ten entrepreneurs in Singapore.

Pasta Fresca has received numerous glowing reviews and accolades from diners and food critics.

Singapore River One
Winner of SR Signatures – Truffle Ravioli
(Handpicked by top food blogger Dr Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost.sg)

Ospitalita Italiana
Italian Chamber of Commerce Singapore
Italian Restaurants in the World

Singapore Tourism Board
Singapore Service Star – For Achieving The Mark Of Quality Service.

Italian Chamber of Commerce
2010 ICCS Business Awards - Loyalty Award

National Arts Council
Arts Supporter Award

Excellent Food Award
Chosen for Exceptional Culinary Skills in the Asian Trade Press 'Food & Ent Category

2004, 2006
Shanghai Tatler
Restaurant in Hong Mei Lu Shanghai was awarded as one of the best restaurants in Shanghai.

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy
Conferred by University of Honolulu for his past achievements as an active member of the business community.

Economic Review Committee
Was invited to sit in the committee for his business acumen and deep understanding of the economic env in SG and region.

ASME Award
Top Ten Entrepreneurs for 2001

Excellent Food Award
Chosen for Exceptional Culinary Skills in the Asian Trade Press'Food & Ent Category

Caveliere of the Republic of Italy
In recognizing the intro of Italian cuisine to Singapore, Malaysia & China, the Italian Govt conferred on Salvatore the title of a "Caveliere" or "Knight"

Rotary-ASME Award
Top Ten Entrepreneurs for 1997

I-S Magazine
The Best Of Singapore
Pasta Fresca Boat Quay ‘Best 24-Hour Eatery’

Federazione Italiana Cuochi (Italian Federation of Chefs)
Promoter of Italian cuisine in Singapore


Singapore Grand Prix Pte Ltd – Sep 2015
Certificate of Participation
2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Health Promotion Board – Aug 2015
Official Healthier Dining Partner

Singhealth Foundation – 18 Feb 2006
Certificate of Appreciation and Support

Rotaract Club of Singapore Management University & Rotaract Club of Raffles City – 19 Aug 2004
Certificate of Appreciation in the success of Ignite Bash fund raising community service project

South West Community Development Council – 4 Mar 2003
Certificate of Appreciation as Corporate Partner

Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) – 7 Aug 2002
Certificate of Appreciation - Celebrating 1,000 NSRS Graduands

Rotary International
Rotary Club of Marina City 2003/2004
Under privileged Children’s Day out at Pasta Fresca

Certificate of Appreciation
Contribution to the success of 11th Food & Hotel Asia International
Salon Culinaire 12-15 Apr 1998

National Council of Social Service – 29 Oct 1998
Pacesetter Award – In support of Care and Share ’98

Singapore Food Festival – 14 July 1996
Participation and contributed to the successful record breaking feat of Singapore’s largest pizza measuring 28 metres across (a total area of 3,300 square feet) at Suntec City Mall Tropics Atrium

International Guitar Festival Competitions
Contribution and support for the International Guitar Festival Singapore

Supporter for various Metta Welfare Association’s Charity events