“People think we are just about pasta, but we offer so much more.” -Terrence Crovo, Marketing & Operations, Thornado Hospitality Group

After 17 years of serving the community with mouthwatering cuisine, Island Pasta Company in historic downtown Melbourne couldn’t be happier with its positive impact on the Space Coast. Not only does this Caribbean dining spot take pride in being one the longest-running restaurants in the area, the owners, Mike and Tracy Melhado, played a significant role in the revitalization of downtown Melbourne.

“Anything we do ties with our menu and fits with our brand, having an island, Caribbean feel,” says Terrence Crovo, Marketing and Operations for the Thornado Hospitality Group. “That’s the feeling you get at Island Pasta Company.”

Interested in having Island Pasta Company cater your next event? It’s not just the delectable food that sets this restaurant apart from the rest. Across from the restaurant is a unique venue space dedicated to hosting large parties, gatherings and brunches, seating approximately 75 guests. In fact, Crovo says events are a big focus of the restaurant, as many businesses and annual events choose Island Pasta to host and cater their gatherings.

Let’s get to the grub. For starters, tasty choices ranging from the popular, made-from-scratch, Island empanadas to healthy alternatives with gluten-free pasta options, to the house favorite family-recipe Puerto Rican flan, you can’t go wrong ordering from this menu’s variety of offerings. It’s guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest taste buds. But that’s not all.

“People think we are just about pasta, but we offer so much more,” Crovo says.

Island-inspired drinks leave the palate fully satisfied with refreshing favorites such as the mango mojito, jasmine mint lemontini, cucumber basil martini, and more. Be sure to catch “Island Time” happy hour from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.

Next time you visit historic downtown Melbourne, escape and share this island experience with friends and family.