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“Right on target - Excellent food in a distinct manner”
Review of Grassa

Grassa
Ranked #51 of 4,385 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

First - This is not a standard sit-down table service restaurant. Grassa is part of the growing trend of "fast casual" dining experiences. You order first thing when you walk in and take a number. There are some small tables, but much of the dining is on communal long counter height central tables.
There is an open kitchen and an industrial finish to the place. Hipster vinyl records play music from any age. Noise levels are on the higher end, but not problematic.
When I first began to consider a review for Grassa, I was thinking it a 4/5, but then I realized for what they are trying to do, and how they do it, it deserves a 5/5. The service is non-traditional, but quick and excellent. The atmosphere, again nontraditional feeling like an industrial kitchen, but very well done. The food is simple, quick, with the highest quality and fresh (made daily) pasty, and again excellent and of the four "bowls" I tasted, each was adventurous, unique and impressive. (baby octopus with squid ink / olive, caper and anchovy / etc) And value is exceptional. My teenagers also loved it. This is not fancy, but it is refined, and a must try for foodies.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I wish every place I visited had $10 perfect handmade pasta and comically fresh ingredients. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I was visiting Portland and was walking around to find a place to eat. I saw the big windows and the whole place looked appealing to me! Always like it, when you can see what is happening in the kitchen. I liked the menu and the food was really good. Just not the usual food you get! The guy at the register was very helpful about what I needed to see in Portland - very friendly stuff and Grassa is just a unique place to get good food! Keep up the good work! I hope to come back sometimes soon!!!

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