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Pastini Pastaria - Northwest 23rd

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1506 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2618
+1 503-595-1205
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Vacaville, California
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Dinner for six. Two meals were served incorrectly. Food was good once we got it. Service was prompt and friendly. I don't eat pasta so my only option was a salad. I opted for the spinach salad with grilled chicken. It was really good. Probably won't make a special trip to eat here.

Thank mrmjhw
Kalama, WA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We have been to Pastini for lunch, a light snack in the afternoon, and dinner and each time we have enjoyed flavorful food, a friendly atmosphere and were pleasantly surprised with their moderately priced offerings. On our last visit on Saturday I had Linguine in a creamy pesto sauce with chicken, artichokes and roasted red peppers. It was very enjoyable.... More 

Thank RagnhildAdams
SusieB_11, Owner at Pastini Pastaria - Northwest 23rd, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the terrific review! I also just LOVE our Linguini Pesto Pollo and I'm so glad you've enjoyed it. We'll look forward to your next visit. Susie B., co-owner and the staff at Pastini NW 23rd More 

Seattle, Washington
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193 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Always enjoy eating here. Quality food, lots of choices and a friendly staff. Don't pass up the yummy desserts!

Thank Sue B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

This certainly wasn't the most remarkable plate I've ever had, but it for a relatively quick and inexpensive meal, it is a good option. I was not particularly adventurous in my choice of entree (I had pasta with pesto, no protein) and enjoyed the meal I had. The atmosphere was pretty laid back and the servers were attentive.

Thank camobio
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319 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I would of given it a 3 1/2 but it doesn't give you that choice. The food is always good but it's not exceptional. There are so many good Italian places, it's not on the top of our restaurant list.

Thank Lauren K
Ashland, Oregon
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

Ok place to eat but lacks tastes that excite. Our two dishes over-spiced or under-flavored leaving us with more disappointment than satisfaction.

Thank Ty M
Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Visiting Portland, we had a list of vegetarian restaurants from HappyCow to try -- but we ended up making this place our default! It was close to our hotel, and offered many vegetarian selections. We particularly enjoyed their seasonal mushroom ragu, and their soup. The service was good, and the food arrived quickly. During our first visit, we were "allowed"... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Ate dinner at 8:30 on a Monday night, about 4 other couples in the dining room. Food was good typical italian. was not bland but did not blow my socks off. I will be back when I need my Italian fix.

Thank Chris_james_mac
Portland, Oregon
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363 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012 via mobile

I've eaten here twice in the last 2 days - both times lunches with friends. Twenty-third Ave (AKA Trendy-Third) is a tough place to find a parking spot but this is on Quimby which makes it easier. They have a $7.00 lunch menu where you can combine a pasta & a salad order - terrific idea. Their Salad Caprese on... More 

Thank trawlerdoxie
Salt Lake City, Utah
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

No matter what you order the food is pure quality and wonderfully tasty. We frequent this place often while in town for business, so we value this restaurant. This time we traveled with my parents and small child and even though the order came out totally wrong and the waitress seemed under the influence, the food was still wonderful. We... More 

Thank WeveSeenItAll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2618
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-595-1205
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.

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