Portland >Pastini Pastaria
Pastini is a good, solid reliable neighborhood Italian chain that does have pretty good pasta. The sauces are well done and the staff attentive. I always get fettucine!
We were in the Lloyd district on business and stopped by this place on a whim. It was incredible, I had the BUTTERNUT SQUASH-GORGONZOLA RAVIOLI and I can honestly say it is the best ravioli I have ever had. I usually prefer a simple cheese ravioli but this ravioli was amazing and it was cheap too. Wow is all I can say.
I also had the Tiramisu for desert which was OK but nothing spectacular.
Overall this place was way beyond what I would expect to find in such a nondescript place but I will go back the next time I am in Portland. Wow!
Great Food for Reasonable Price. Pastini has great italian food at a low cost. The service is great and the food comes very quickly. I go often and have for years and the service is consistant!
Great Food, Low Prices!. This was my first visit to Pastini and I enjoyed every minute of it. Not only was the customer service delightful but the food was awesome! I ordered a pasta dish with seafood and loved every bite of it. The portions are HUGE and I left Pastini stuffed, while paying a very affordable price. For the low prices and large quality and quality of food that you receive, I highly recommend Pastini to anyone on the fence of which Italian restaurant to visit. Our waitress was friendly and helpful with the menu considering it was my first time eating at Pastini. I can't wait to go back there again.
Great Food at a Great Price. I went to Pastini for a quick business lunch last week and had a good experience. The service and food were both great. Our server was both knowledgeable and attentive. I started off with the Roasted Artichoke spread with Bruschetta. This wasn’t Olive Garden style Bruschetta…the ingredients were obviously fresh and not frozen, making for a great appetizer. For my main entrée, I had a Tomato & Mozzarella Grilled Panini. Just like the previous mentioned item, the Panini was piping hot, and the Mozzarella was fresh. It was a taste of Italia in Portland! I highly recommend Pastini and I promise that you won’t be disappointed!
Not good. Went in here on a hot afternoon and ordered salad - I know it's a pasta joint but it was too hot for pasta. Was seated at one of the raised booths along the wall, the table was so insanely wobbly we dared not drink our water. Requested another table which was met with much tutting by the staff; moved to a regular table with comments from same staff about moving us back to the wobbly one once it was fixed . The restaurant was empty apart from 3 other tables so I don't understand what the big deal was. Salad arrived, seemed old, the lettuce was limp and soaked with dressing like it had been standing un-refrigerated for some time. Bread accompanied the salad, a piece of which appeared to have been previously half eaten by someone else. Not my kind of place.
Just saw this review, norcal1, and I am so very sorry you had this experience at Pastini. Both the ungracious service and the wilted salad are inexcusable! I have shown this to our managerment team there and they will be re-training staff in response to your review. Again, our profound apologies! Susie B., co-owner.
Great food, service and location!. I went to Pastini for lunch and had a warm welcome from the server. The atmosphere is always warm and inviting, and the food is great comfort food at a reasonable price, and less than other pasta places. I had the Capellini Pomodoro with fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil. The Insalata Vedure has a delicious roasted tomato vinagrette. This Pastini is close to Lloyd Center, so a quick trip to the mall is easy before heading back out to work. I highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for service, great food and value.
Pasta-rrific at Pastini!. Pastini has great pasta choices at a great price! We go to the Broadway Pastini and love the inviting atmosphere.The lasagna has a hearty meat sauce with mushrooms, and plenty of cheese. There is something for everyone with lots of vegetarian options, and you can substitute wheat free or gluten free pasta, too! This local eatery even serves up local Pearl Bakery bread! Pasta plates are about ten dollars, which is a real deal!
They charge for bread!!!. It's nice and the food is good, but charging for bread?? How hard up are they to make a buck? This just seems wrong.
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