about Us

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Our Story

PASTArrific Ristorante Italiano opened the doors of its original location on Maple Crest Plaza in Kokomo in 1987.

The restaurant was successful from the very beginning, with eager diners sometimes waiting for a long time for an opportunity to dine with the family. The portions of Italian cuisine were large, reminiscent of a Sunday night visit to their grandmother’s house! The recipes were simple, authentic classics, many of them originated from big Italian families whose ideas of a recipe were a pinch of this and a sprinkle of that. Chef Cynthia & the family celebrated the birth of many of PASTArrific’s signature dishes.

With a successful opening at the Maple Crest location, we decided to build our own PASTArrific on Webster Street, it became obvious that PASTArrific had a great potential to succeed in Kokomo.

On March 2nd, 2017, PASTArrific Restaurant was burnt to the ground. However, Thanks to our Supportive community & their continuous encouragement, we have rebuilt the restaurant once again.

We welcome our community and all guests to the newly built Family dining and Sports Bar plus Phoenix Banquet Room that accommodates up to 80 guests for all type of private celebrations or corporate events.

At the newly built PASTArrific, Now you can celebrate with your family in our family dining room, relax, and Watch your favorite teams play on big screen TVs, Listen to a great music and enjoy time with your friends or colleagues in our sports bar or celebrate your private events such as Rehearsal dinner, baby shower, anniversary, celebration of life .... with the family at Phoenix banquet room.

Our Culture

PASTArrific has one main goal—to make people feel special and welcomed.

Whether celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, PASTArrific strives to make every Guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged. With that in mind, we know that to make our Guests feel special, our Team members have to feel special.

Whether working in a restaurant or a member of the Restaurant Support Team, every Team member is valued and an important part of the success at PASTArrific. We operate by making sure each Team member feels a sense of belonging and ownership of PASTArrific successes by taking the time to get to know you, celebrating personal achievements, and reaching out to you in times of personal need. Just as every Guest is part of our family at PASTArrific, so are our Team members. We have an attitude of making our Guests, feel special and welcomed.