FAQs

We hope you found this information helpful. If you have further queries please email info@pastacup.com.au and we will do our best to help!

How do we make our pastas?

We make all of our pasta by hand, in-store, every day. We use a mix of durum semolina and a pasta semolina blend, plus fresh eggs, water and nothing else! (Do yourself a favour and google the health benefits of semolina flour!)

Do we use gluten free pasta?

The answer to this question is: not yet. The reason for this is that in our traditional recipe we use Semolina flour, which is not produced gluten free. We are working to develop a substitute that matches the quality and freshness that of our current pasta, however there will always be the potential of traces of gluten due to the environment in which the pasta is produced. In the meantime we suggest gluten intolerant customers stick to the risotto, as well as exploring our salads menu. Don’t forget If there is an ingredient you are not sure of, you can always ask to take it out, and we also ask you please make staff aware of your intolerance so that they can take extra care when preparing your food.

Having said that, every individual needs to make an assessment whether their intolerance is simply too severe to eat at Pastacup, as we can never guarantee product being completely free of gluten due to the store environment, with all pasta being prepared from raw form in our store.

Do we sell wholemeal pasta?

Similarly to gluten free, there is currently no wholemeal flour on the market that is compatible with our machinery and processes. As with gluten free, we’re searching and will find a solution eventually.

Do we have any options for Vegans?

Apart from salads, the closest you will get it the risotto with a tomato based sauce with vegetables. The margarine we use in preparation of the risotto rice is vegetable oil based, but stores may at times use a substitue margarine. Please be aware that egg and dairy items are core ingredients in our stores, and everything is prepared from scratch (i.e. products in raw form are present in the stores). We recommend customers making their own assessments whether these conditions qualify in their terms as vegan or not.

Where do I find the nutritional information?

 

 

This guide is for our standard or core menu items only, and more product will be added. This is to be used as a guide only, please note that the nutrition and ingredient information is based on standard product formulations, standard production procedures and standard serving sizes. Actual sizes and production procedures may vary. As each meal is individually prepared, actual values may vary from those listed. Variations may also occur depending on the local supplier, region of the country, and the season of the year. Further, product formulations may change periodically. Adding or subtracting ingredients/pastas will alter the values.

 NUTRIONAL VALUES PASTA sorted PER SIZE

Small Size
Pasta Type Grams Calories (Kj) Protein (g) Fat (g) Saturated (g) Carbohydrates (g) Sugars (g) Sodium (mg)
Penne 127g 342 (1436) 12.7 2.5 <0 63.5 <0 20
Fettucine 125g  337 (1415) 12.5 2.5 <0 62.5 <0 20
Spaghetti 124g 334 (1402) 12.4 2.5 <0 62 <0 20
Linguine 88g 237 (995) 8.8 1.7 <0 44 <0 14
Macaroni 132g 356 (1495) 13.2 2.6 <0 66 <0 21
Spirals 109g 294 (1234) 10.9 2.2 <0 54.5 <0 17
Fusilli 89g 240 (1008) 8.9 1.8 <0 44.5 <0 14
Pappardelle 89g 240 (1008) 8.9 1.8 <0 44.5 <0 14
Regular Size
Pasta Type Grams Calories (Kj) Protein (g) Fat (g) Saturated (g) Carbohydrates (g) Sugars (g) Sodium (mg)
Penne 159g 429 (1801) 15.9 3.2 <0 79.5 <0 25
Fettucine 151g 407 (1709) 15.1 3 <0 75.5 <0 24
Spaghetti 161g 434 (1822) 16.1 3.2 <0 80.5 <0 25
Linguine 103g 278 (1167) 10.3 2 <0 51.5 <0 16
Macaroni 156g 421 (1768) 15.6 3.1 <0 78 <0 25
Spirals 147g  396 (1663) 14.7 2.9 <0 73.5 <0 23
Fusilli 121g 326 (1369) 12.1 2.4 <0 60.5 <0 19
Pappardelle 104g 280 (1176) 10.4 2.1 <0 52 <0 16
Large Size
Pasta Type Grams Calories (Kj) Protein (g) Fat (g) Saturated (g) Carbohydrates (g) Sugars (g) Sodium (mg)
Penne 182g 491 (2062) 18.2 3.6 <0 91 <0 29
Fettucine 155g 418 (1755) 15.5 3.1 <0 77.5 <0 25
Spaghetti 192g 518 (2175) 19.2 3.8 <0 96 <0 31
Linguine 142g 383 (1608) 14.2 2.8 <0 71 <0 22
Macaroni 183g 494 (2074) 18.3 3.6 <0 91.5 <0 29
Spirals 171g 461 (1936) 17.1 3.4 <0 85.5 <0 27
Fusilli 135g 364 (1528) 13.5 2.7 <0 67.5 <0 21
Pappardelle 127g 343 (1440) 12.7 2.5 <0 63.5 <0 20

Nutritional Values Sauces - sorted per size

Small Size

Name of Sauce Calories (Kj) Protein (g) Fat (g) Saturated (g) Carbohydrates (g) Sugars (g) Sodium (mg)
Bolognese 303 (1272) 15.1 18.3 6 17.1 11.1 972
Napolitana 114 (479) 3.3 4.3 <0 17.8 11.9

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Tommy Sausage 306 (1288) 11.1 16.5 4 18.9 10.1 1492
Tommy's Meathad 302 (1274) 9.6 15.7 6.7 21 11 1084
Chicken Avo 719 (3019) 15.2 69.7 40.6 12.3 8.2 1170
Atlantic 689 (2894) 22 63.5 39.1 10.4 7.7 2051
Pesto 705 (2961)  14 70.6 39.2 12.3 8.1 1147
Broccolini 625 (2625) 15 58.8 38.2 12.2 8 1172
Milan 626 (2629) 15.2 58.9 38.2 12.2 8.1 1173
I.H.M 628 (2637) 14.9 58.8 38.2 13 8.6 1169
Hot Tuna 419 (1760) 22.2 32.0 19.3 15 10.4 1144
Shrimp D-Lux 406 (1731) 14.6 32.5 19.1 14.2 9.7 1325
Bonny 468 (1965) 12.8 35.8 19.6 19.8 13 1246
Regular Size
Name of Sauce Calories (Kj) Protein (g) Fat (g) Saturated (g) Carbohydrates (g) Sugars (g) Sodium (mg)
Bolognese 377 (1583) 18.8 22.8 7.5 21.3 13.9 1210
Napolitana 133 (558) 3.8 5 <0 20.7 13.9 837
Tommy Sausage 422 (1772) 16.6 24.8 6 22.3 11.8 1997
Tommy's Meathad 417 (1750) 14.4 37.7 10 35.3 13.1 1386
Chicken Avo 884 (3713) 20 85.1 48.1 14.9 9.8 1432
Atlantic 838 (3519) 30.2 75.7 45.9 12.1 9.1 2755
Pesto 856 (3595) 17.8 85.7 45.9 14.8 9.6 1388
Broccolini 742 (3116) 19.7 68.7 44.6 14.7 10.4 1436
Milan 744 (3125) 19.9 68.8 44.6 14.8 9.7 1438
I.H.M 747 (3137) 19.5 68.7 44.6 16 10.3 1431
Hot Tuna 521 (2188) 31.4 37.5 22.7 17.7 12.4 1435
Shrimp D-Lux 499 (2096) 20 38.3 2.3 16.5 11.3 1706
Bonny 595 (2499) 17.4 43.2 23 24.9 16.4 1588
Large Size
Name of Sauce Calories (Kj) Protein (g) Fat (g) Saturated (g) Carbohydrates (g) Sugars (g) Sodium (mg)
Bolognese 422 (1772) 21.1 25.5 8.3 23.9 15.5 1353
Napolitana 181 (760) 5.2 6.8 <0 28.1 18.9 1137
Tommy Sausage 566 (2377) 22.2 33.1 8 30.3 16.1 2685
Tommy's Meathad 559 (2348) 19.2 31.5 13.3 34.6 17.9 1869
Chicken Avo 1195 (5019) 27 115 65.2 20.3 13.3 1937
Atlantic 1134 (4762) 40.4 102.5 62.3 16.4 12.3 3700
Pesto 1153 (4842) 23.8 115.4 62.3 20.1 13 1871
Broccolini 1005 (4221) 26.6 93.3 60.5 20.1 13 1942
Milan 1008 (4233) 26.9 93.4 60.5 20.2 13.2 1944
I.H.M 1012 (4250) 26.3 93.3 60.5 21.8 14.1 1935
Hot Tuna 705 (2961) 42 50.3 30.8 24 16.9 1938
Shrimp D-Lux 679 (2852) 26.8 51.3 30.3 22.4 15.4 2300
Bonny 804 (3376) 23.3 57.8 31.8 33.6 22.1 2142

Don’t forget you can make any sauce tomato based, and our secret weapon against calories is our pink based sauces: less of the naughtiness but still full of flavor. Just ask and we can make any sauce with pink base!

 

 

 

 

What do if I have a food allergy?

Depending on the severity of your allergies, you should always inform staff of your allergies so they can put a note in the system to take extra precaution whilst making your food. If your allergy is a hyper allergic or close to it, we recommend not eating at any of our restaurants due to the pace of our kitchens and kitchen systems. People with severe food allergies need to make an assessment whether it is safe or not.

Does any of our foods contain nuts?

Yes. Our pesto sauce contains pine nuts. We may at times have promotional items in store that do contain nuts, and we cannot take responsibility for products that are produced out of our kitchens that may contain nuts or traces thereof. Although we take every precaution necessary to avoid food cross-contamination, any person with allergies need to make the necessary judgment as whether our kitchens are suitable to them or not. Pastacup cannot take any responsibilities for allergic reaction suffered from our food. We recommend that you inform our staff if you suffer from any allergies. If you suffer from hyper allergic reactions to certain foods Pastacup is not a kitchen for you even if the food item is not present in our kitchens.