We went to Pastaria with a group of friends, 8 of us in all. It was very busy, but they were able to accommodate us fairly quickly. Between us, we ordered salmon, pappardelle, garganelli and a pizza and we all enjoyed the food.
I had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection with a great melding of flavors - lemon, white raisins, parsley, etc. served over a bed of deliciously crunchy farro, which I'd never had before. It was a great combo of flavor sand texture. It came with sweet potatoes, which were fine. I ordered a side of Brussel sprouts that were very good - tiny and tasty and one serving is enough for two people.
My husband ordered the garganelli, one of their most popular dishes (one of my daughter's faves). Flavor was very good, and it's great if you're there for a pasta dish. He had a mixed greens salad which was very good, also a larger portion, but still a little on the pricey side if it's just for one person.
I had a glass of cab that was okay, but I expected better for $9. Our friends had better luck with their choice, also $9 but much bolder flavor. I will try to add the name later, but you can always ask your server, which I neglected to do.
On a previous visit, I enjoyed the chicken entree, which I can highly recommend.
We skipped desserts at the restaurant for homemade - hard to do because they sounded good!
We had a very good waiter who worked hard to keep us all happy. He was happy to give us recommendations and explain the menu, kept the bread going and took good care of us.
My only negative about Pastaria is the physical space. Although the atmosphere is okay, it tends to feel like you're in a busy railway, station with a high ceiling, large space, and pretty noisy. But that won't keep us from going back!