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“Quick, casual, fun and tasty ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Justa Pasta Co

Justa Pasta Co
1336 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1603 (Northwest District)
503-243-2249
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Ranked #499 of 3,627 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
Richland, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Quick, casual, fun and tasty ...”
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 thorn.

Still, I would go back, as few other places seem to know how to cook pasta.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Justa Yummy”
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. There are also many daily specials...and an excellent choice of wine. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. I'll be going back SOON!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great homemade pasta and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Justa Pasta is a wonderful find in the Alphabet District. The fresh pasta and sauces are delicious. You feel at home here. It is a casual, comfortable restaurant where you order at the counter and have your food delivered to your table. There is an fine selection of wine. The specials are to die for! The staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“homemade pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Nice little place, kinda out of the way. Simple decor but great homemade pasta! We enjoyed a good meal with wine. We will definitely be back

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Casual, delicious Italian food with great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We really liked this place, recommended in the Rough Guide to Oregon and Washington and near a streetcar stop (maybe 3 blocks?) in northwest Portland. The food was good and the staff was genuinely friendly. As Don G and others have mentioned, you order at the counter and then your food is brought to your table.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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