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Justa Pasta Co

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1336 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1603
503-243-2249
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High Quality

Northwest Portland, reasonably priced, high quality food. Homemade pasta, sauces and desserts. Friendly staff and comfortable ambiance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
travelers3473
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland OR
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've had two good meals here in the past, but was so disappointed this time. All 4 past dishes we had were just okay. My dish had great ingredients, but the sauce was lacking flavor and the pasta was even a little overcooked. It seemed like the B team was cooking. There are many other great pasta options, but I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Northwest Portland, reasonably priced, high quality food. Homemade pasta, sauces and desserts. Friendly staff and comfortable ambiance.

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Tualatin, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Justa Pasta doesn't have a great location... in fact I'd never heard of this place before I started working nearby. It is a hidden jewel. I've eaten here maybe 5-6 times now and I've always had a great meal. Their pastas, salads, soups and breads are amazing. Today I had the butternut squash soup. Heaven. Their mushroom and spinach alfredo... More 

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Bangkok
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Went there with a friend. I ordered meatball with linguini, and tomato soup and they felt home-made and fresh. Would go back again during our stay in Portland.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1336 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-243-2249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?