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“We Loved The Food!”

Pastini Pastaria - Northwest 23rd
Ranked #1,615 of 4,293 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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.
San Jose, Calif.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“We Loved The Food!”
Reviewed August 19, 2010

We walked to the restaurant from the Holiday Inn Express on Vaughn and it is in a nice area, vibrant. Lots of people shopping and walking in this area. I had pasta stuffed with fresh fish and it was just the best I have ever had. Absolutely yummy. My wife had pasta primavera with a side of squash and she loved her food as well.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“We were the center attraction, I think”
Reviewed April 22, 2010

It's not easy finding a good restaurant to take 10, including small children, without a reservation on a Friday evening. But Pastini Pastaria managed to work us into an assembled long table in the center of the restaurant. Bruschetta and antipasti (and microbrews) tided us over until the pasta dishes started arriving.
http://www.pastini.com/menu/food-menu-portland-metro/
Everyone seemed pleased with their selections, including the 10-month-old, who managed to keep some of her spaghetti off the floor. We helped clean up around her and the restaurant crew remained amazingly pleasant throughout (don't know if the neighboring tables thought it was so cute).
Nowadays, we tend to think of all Italian restaurants as pizza palaces, but this bistro offers an impressive array of pasta dishes, along with salads and panini...no pizza. Fortunately, pasta is almost as popular with kids as pizza.
Thanks to the restaurant staff for accommodating us on a busy evening and being so attentive to our needs.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 1, 2010

We ate here twice on our vacation :) The food was great and the service was excellent!

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“Good pasta and wine”
Reviewed May 30, 2009

Good pasta and wine

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Natick,Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food!”
Reviewed August 13, 2008

If you are looking for great Italian food with decent prices, this is the place. The menu is expansive and the service is very good. You can even sit outside on nice nights.

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Thank RRSAMIC
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