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“Nice neighborhood Italian restaurant.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pastini Pastaria - Northwest 23rd

Pastini Pastaria - Northwest 23rd
1506 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 (Northwest District)
503-595-1205‎
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Ranked #589 of 3,621 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Northwest District
Description: Pastini Pastaria is a Portland Italian restaurant with a passion for pasta. Experience our stellar Italian restaurant lunch or dinner menu featuring over 30 Italian pasta dishes, fresh salads, sandwiches, as well as a gluten free pasta and dessert menu.
Renton, Washington
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151 reviews 151 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Nice neighborhood Italian restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Nice neighborhood restaurant. The menu was varied with lots of options including vegetarian selections. Excellent wine selection, pleasant atmosphere and reasonable prices.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“If you are looking for the best authentic Italian, go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I love this place! We have gone there several times. When we had folks here from Australia, one of the first places we thought to take them was Pastini Pastaria. The waitstaff is very friendly and helpful. They always made sure that our meal was as we ordered it.

Their Fettuccine Alfredo is to die for! It has just the right amount of spice in the Alfredo sauce to give you that bite, but not too much! My husband loves their Spaghetti with Meatballs. The Spaghetti is al dente and the sauce is wonderful. The meatballs are about the size of a golf ball, but much better!

All of the pastas are made fresh daily, and all the fruits, vegetables, and meat are from local farmers and cattleman.

While we were there we found out that they were having a Pasta-thon. All of the Pastini Pastarias do a Pasta-thon once a month to help organizations in their respective areas. "Pastini's Pasta-thon program partners with schools in our neighborhoods and other non-profit organizations to fundraise." (Taken from their website)

Pastini is a food experience you need to try for yourself. When you do, you'll be back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“If you don't want pasta the options are limited.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Dinner for six. Two meals were served incorrectly. Food was good once we got it. Service was prompt and friendly. I don't eat pasta so my only option was a salad. I opted for the spinach salad with grilled chicken. It was really good. Probably won't make a special trip to eat here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kalama, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Trendy Neighborhood, Consistantly Good Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have been to Pastini for lunch, a light snack in the afternoon, and dinner and each time we have enjoyed flavorful food, a friendly atmosphere and were pleasantly surprised with their moderately priced offerings.

On our last visit on Saturday I had Linguine in a creamy pesto sauce with chicken, artichokes and roasted red peppers. It was very enjoyable. Service was prompt and our waiter attentive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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SusieB_11, Owner at Pastini Pastaria - Northwest 23rd, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the terrific review! I also just LOVE our Linguini Pesto Pollo and I'm so glad you've enjoyed it. We'll look forward to your next visit.
Susie B., co-owner and the staff at Pastini NW 23rd
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Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Always enjoy eating here. Quality food, lots of choices and a friendly staff. Don't pass up the yummy desserts!

Visited June 2013
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