About Us

The Pasta House has been a notable Fairhaven landmark for more than 40 years.  Mario Ribeiro and his family took over the business in 2001 and continued the tradition of being one of the best restaurants in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts.  In 2016, The Pasta House was awarded the Small business of the year by the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce.  And over the past 4 years has been awarded the best dining restaurant by South Coast Media, voted on by the people of the Southcoast.  


Our Mission at The Pasta House is to create a place where family & friends can gather for a great meal & beverage in a clean & comfortable atmosphere.  Our goal is to treat each guest like family and provide service that will want you to come back again & again! 


“It’s a great honor for our family to provide a restaurant that means so much to the Southcoast and local family traditions.  We take pride in all our work and hope to continue on for generations to come”.   Sincerely, Mario Ribeiro 

The pride of The Pasta House is our unique Italian ambiance, top quality food and wine, endless variety, and impeccable service. Your Satisfaction Is Our Livelihood! Executive Chef Sydney McClymonds has chosen a vast selection of the freshest ingredients including local produce, seafood, and meats, to bring you the highest quality on all of your favorite menu items.

Sydney McClymonds

Sydney McClymonds

Executive Chef


Southcoast’s “Best of the Best”

Italian Restaurant & Family Dining 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

2016 New Bedford Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year

New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival Awards

  • 2006-1st Place Seafood Chowder
  • 2008-1st Place Clam Chowder
  • 2009-1st Place Seafood Chowder
  • 2011-1st Place Seafood Chowder
  • 2012-1st Place Clam Chowder (Peoples Choice Award)

How We Are Creating A Safe and Clean Environment for You:

We’ve recently installed a new Reme Halo Air Purification System which is designed to kill bacteria, mold, viruses, and 99% of sneeze germs within 3 feet. The zinc ions kill 99% of viruses on surfaces. This system is recommended by hotels, restaurants, packing plants, and cruise ships.
We will maintain proper social distancing guidelines with you and ourselves
Workers will be required to sanitize and disinfect shared touch screen services frequently 
We will continue to train and enforce CDC guidelines amongst our staff
We will wear face coverings
We will not allow anyone to work who is sick or has been exposed to anyone who is sick. 
Staff will be required to wash hands and surfaces frequently
We are carefully monitoring the situation. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct business in a safe environment.