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“Awesome pasta”
Review of Grassa

Grassa
Ranked #61 of 4,320 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
los angeles, california
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Awesome pasta”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place is great for a casual delicious meal. Perfect hand made pasta, good sized portions, easy atmosphere, reasonable prices. What more could you want?

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Loud music & spicy”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband had the clam dish which was unusually spicy which one does not associate with Italian dining.
However the main issue was the loudness of the music, I asked twice to have it turned down, one likes to have a conversation when dining and it was upsetting to us that the staff were not attentive to our requests.
Would not recommend if you want to chat over dinner.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Joan R
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“The pasta is excellent! but not much space”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I had an early dinner at Grassa.
At 1st we were not convinced about the communal tables (almost no space in between chairs!) and the small size of the wine glasses, but when the pasta came in... We were amazed! really tasty, great size, great garlic bread as well.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Applefritter
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Fresh pasta + reasonable price = happy belly”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Finally, someone gets that homemade pasta shouldn't cost a fortune. We've been to Grassa five times now, and ordered something different each visit (so, ten different pasta dishes total). Only once were we underwhelmed with the meal, but the other nine knocked our socks off. Service has always been great, but that might also be because we choose off times when it's easy to get a seat. All in all, the menu is creative, ambiance is cool (they play different records and display the album so you know what you're listening to - instead of just turning on Pandora or the like), and everyone is nice. We recommend it to pretty much everyone we talk to.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Allen J
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CEDAR CITY
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best pasta since Italy!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stumbled across this place a couple of months ago just when they opened and have been back several times since. Simply put the pasta is amazing! We have been consistently disappointed with pasta dinners at "Italian" restaurants since a trip to Italy last fall. This place is the one exception. It is a simple menu with unpretentious dining but it is all about the food. Run, do not walk to eat here!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank LONNIE W
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