Portland >Justa Pasta Co Inc
With Justa Pasta you could want for no more! Warm & charming interior. Live jazz on Wednesday nights. And the pasta dishes are fabulous! Butternut squash with browned butter & sage. Risotto with grilled chicken, brussel sprouts , peas & asparagus - delicious !
A nice local dine.... Coming here for dinner is quite relaxing, JP has a chilled, unpretensious & neighborhoodly vibe. The food is fresh, straightforward & simply delicious coming in two serving sizes, there is also specials & wine too. This place can also be quite romantic with its softer lighting & plush interior. The service is a nice bonus too, the staff & chefs are all top-notch. Definitely worth a munch!
highly recommended. I want to respond to rating guys recommendation. Do not pay any attention to it. I feel exactly the opposite of what he said. First of all their pasta is made on site, their salad is wonderful, soup is fantastic, and last but not least the wine is very reasonably priced (and is as good or better than some of the swankier placed in town). The other plus is that it is a great place to bring your kids and still feel like your "going out" for the night.
They still can't figure it out.... With its cafeteria-style italian food, and overpriced wine, Justa Pasta needs to rethink, the formula. You tend to expect a little more neighborhood friendliness at a place like this, but it's quite the opposite. Their formula is "take some basic pasta, toss some basic sauces on it and hope people will stand in line, serve themselves and not expect any customer service." It's Justa Nother institutional-type pasta restaurant that passes iteslf off as Italian. Service was awful. Our server couldn't figure out why we would want a bread plate, and if you want water, you have to walk to the other side of the restaurant to get it yourself. Given more time they might get this right, but it's not worthy of your money yet.
Hidden jewel. My wife and I eat here nearly once a week. The food is fantastic, fresh, and creatively prepared. The combination of selection and price for wines can not be beat in Portland. You'd be hard pressed to pay more than $30 for a bottle, and many in the $teens are delicious. The service has always been friendly and courteous. Combine all of that with a slick, loft-like interior, with (thankfully!) nicely dimmed lighting, and you have one of Portland's best pasta joints.
She kicked my 9-month pregneant wife out of seat. The rudest server I have ever encountered. She thew my 9th month pregnant wife out of her seat because she wouldn't stand in line to order with me. She yellod, "You can't sit there, you must stand in line to order your food, he can't order for you!" repeatedly. Famished and swollen feet and all. After the waitress yelled at my wife across the crowded restaurant and thoroughly embarrased her, my wife left sobbing barely able to breathe. Please do not patronize this place.
Excellent food @Excellent value.
We have be to Justa Pasta 4 times and it has not let us down once. From the fresh bread and excellent olive oil to dessert, I cannot tell my friends fast enough how excellent this place. Especially for the price.
I highly recommend a glass of the Cecilia Bereta Valpolicella!
great Italian. I realy enjoyed my lunch there! I am amazed by how creative the dishes are,the specials in perticular.Great value and just the right amount of food!
Justa pasta ... my favorite. Justa Pasta is truly one of the best restaurants in Portland. The food is so good, and so reasonably priced. What I love best, however, is that they never try to be anything more than what they are -- great food -- prepared simply -- using excellent ingredients. I have been there with my kids, on a date, and by myself and I am always treated the same and I always have an excellent meal. Yeh, you have to wait in line, but at least you never have to deal with flakey or uppity waiters and waitresses. The same staff has been there for years, and seem genuinely concerned with the happiness of their customers. Bravo! for Justa Pasta!
You have got to be kidding people...... I can't believe people really think this place has the best Italian food and for a great value. The service is horrible, and the prices are way too high for what you get. It blows me away to see it in the Cheap eats part of City search. You get small portions, and basically everything tastes like garlic and olive oil. Please people, really try to extend you palates to find out what real Italian food tastes like, with proper Italian service. I've had better from and Italian street vendor.
What a great place!. I went there tonight for the first time and had a fabulous meal of boiled (not fried) calamari, a succulent sausage lasagna (in real Italian style, much tastier than American lasagna) and a piece of apple cake with ice cream. One of the best Italian meals I've ever had and a great value. The only downside was that it was so busy that service was a bit off, but everything else was great
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