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“Marinara sauce a disappointment”
Review of Justa Pasta Co

Justa Pasta Co
Ranked #500 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Northwest District
Redmond, Oregon
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Marinara sauce a disappointment”
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 not very satisfied.

  • Visited November 2013
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Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian”
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, the sauce was so good we finished off the delicious bread dipped in the sauce. We had a chilly rose wine and serve yourself water. I'm sure that if this was a table service restaurant the prices would have been higher, as it was, for the quality of the food the price was extremely reasonable.

  • Visited June 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent pasta”
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!

  • Visited April 2013
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Richland, Washington
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Quick, casual, fun and tasty ...”
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
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Vancouver
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Justa Yummy”
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
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