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Justa Pasta Co

1336 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1603 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #513 of 3,621 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

While visiting friends in Portland, we enjoyed dinner here. We had been a couple of years ago and jumped at the chance to return. The interior is spartan but the food and service is great. We each picked something different off the menu or chalkboard specials. Everything was delightful. Excellent wine selection. The bottles are on a shelf next to... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A restaurant with an industrial feel but delightful. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the recommendation that I got was to go with the specials menu on the blackboard. This was good advice. I had a green salad to start with a delicious dressing followed by their special chicken lasagna - simple, wholesome and very tasty. The wine list... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I loves this place because it was original and different. Menu is on a blackboard inside. You order at the deli and then it is delivered to the table. What I did not like was you pay upfront and they want you to tip upfront too. So you are expected to tip prior to the service. Frankly, the waiter never... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

First things first: Do not try to go on a Friday or Saturday night, you will not find a place to park or sit. I love the pasta here, but even more so, I like the way they do things. You walk in and order at the counter, pay, then find a place to sit and they bring it out... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The set up here is a little different. There is seating outside, in front of the counter where you order and behind the counter. We ordered and then found a table in the back. I'm not sure what happens if you order and then cannot find a place to sit because it's not a takeout restaurant. We were served our... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

A very pleasant, friendly place with excellent, well-priced food. You can mix and match pastas and sauces; choose the amount that you want, order specials and appetizers, and get beer, wine, and good espresso. It's low-key, family-friendly, but welcoming to adults too. Highly recommended.

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Hell, Michigan
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401 reviews 401 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Went here with a large group and had an enjoyable dinner. You order at the counter and sit down and they bring your dinner to your table. Overall the food was good and the service was good. I had a lasagna special with lamb and olives and a few other ingredients. Nice place.

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Redmond, Oregon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

This is my second visit. Ordered the same dish both times and this was a disappointment. Had the the three cheese ravioli with marinara sauce. The ravioli was chewy not tender, the marinara sauce was watery. Hoping that it was just a bad night for the chef. I wasn't very happy with my meal. Not upset enough to complain, but... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We went to Justa Pasta on one of the hottest days in Portland, but the restaurant was very comfortable. You order at a counter but your food is served at your table and there is a nice table setting. We split a Cesar salad (was the perfect amount) and had two of their raviolis. The pasta was perfectly al dente,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great spot with excellent food for a casual meal. If you're looking for service at your table and a full fine dining experience, go elsewhere. However, if you want an excellent place with local flavor & great food that is a cut above a chain restaurant come here!

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Additional Information about Justa Pasta Co

Address: 1336 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1603
Phone Number: 503-243-2249
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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