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Justa Pasta Co

1336 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1603 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #437 of 3,546 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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33 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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286 reviews 286 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Richland, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Nicely prepared dishes, pleasant staff, and tasteful decor. Wish there was an overall rating between average and very good as this is leans towards the lower end of the latter as you have to order at the cash register, pay for the meal, seat yourself and wait for food. A bit odd, given the prices. Nary the rose without the... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A friend recommended Justa Pasta, so I went with four friends. EVERYONE LOVED their meal. There are many choices of dishes...as well as size of portion. We all got "small" which was more than adequate. The pasta was home made and the sauces were delicious. Being able to add your choice of protein to a pasta dish is a bonus.... More

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