Alex and I recently tried out Pasta Freska on our 7 year anniversary. We've driven by this Westlake restaurant a number of times, and after reading some raves from other JBers decided to give it a shot. Let me tell you, everyone was right!
We were warmly greeted at the front my owner, Mike, who promptly showed us to our seat. Mike asked us if there were things we would not eat, were allergic to or really loved and then headed off to get our meal created. There's no menu, and no one gives you any kind of indication about what's in store--which surprisingly for even this control freak was rather charming.
Plate after plate of absolutely delicious food came out. From this amazing eggplant appetizer (and I HATE eggplant) to this to die for what I think is a ricotta stuffed chicken in red wine sauce with pine nuts, to a white sauce pasta that was topped with a huge prawn, artichoke heart and what may have been sole everything made my mouth hum with delight.
We don't know what the wine was, but even that was excellent as well. The beauty of Pasta Freska are the excellent service (we were constantly being check on in an unobtrusive manner), the great food which you don't have to pick, and the excellent deal--our meal for two roughly came out to be a little over 20 bucks a person. (excluding tax and drinks)
If you're looking for an easygoing place to get an excellent meal that will wow your date, try Pasta Freska.
But if you want to be able to do anything afterward, leave a little bit on each plate :)