Pastini Restaurants offer delicious gluten free Italian food!
It might seem a bit counter-intuitive but, if you have issues with wheat, you can still eat quite well at any Pastini Pastaria. The secret is our wonderful gluten-free pasta made from brown rice. We offer two shapes, penne and spaghetti. This gluten-free pasta is so delicious, we get dozens of comments from customers every week. We're able to substitute the wheat free pasta for most dishes on the menu. The exceptions are those dishes that are assembled in advance like the Manicotti, Lasagna and Cannelloni Frutti di Mare, but that leaves almost 30 pastas to choose from. And, we'll substitute our gluten free pasta at no extra charge!
Be sure you talk to your server when eating gluten-free. They'll advise you that our meatballs contain bread crumbs and our Manicotti and Cannelloni Frutti di Mare have beschamella sauce, which contains flour. All our other cream sauces DO NOT contain any flour.
And our menu also features decadent Gluten-Free Tiramisu! This classic dessert is made exactly like our regular Tiramisu, but with gluten-free ladyfingers. We whip fresh mascarpone and cream, sweeten it with sugar and a splash of dark rum, and layer it with the espresso-soaked ladyfingers. It's so good!
So, whether you suffer from Celiac disease or have chosen a gluten-free diet for lifestyle reasons, Pastini has you covered. We do delicious gluten free entrées and we do it right!
Review - "Gluten Free Done Right"
"I loved my delicious chicken piccata dinner with gluten free penne pasta at Pastini Pastaria in Bridgeport Village near Portland, Oregon. My wife was equally excited about her wheat-based rigatone dinner. The service was great and so were the desserts. The prices were amazing — if we had skipped dessert, we could have had a sumptuous Italian Sunday dinner for about $10 each. While I was typing this, I heard my wife mention to her sister that this was “the best Italian food we’d had in years.” I agree.... I am always pleased to see restaurants emphasizing their gluten free options. The waiter seemed totally gluten-savvy. He gently reminded my wife that her meal was not gluten free (which is OK, of course), and reassured me by announcing that my meal was gluten free when he served me. That’s a piece of waiter-etiquette that I deeply appreciate."
Review - "I'm happy to be wrong... Don't be afraid to go out and eat gluten-free pasta!"
Pasta pasta pasta. Italian food was always a favorite of mine. And usually I steer clear of any Italian restaurants, since finding gluten-free dishes there is usually impossible. However, I’m happy to be wrong. I recently discovered the restaurant Pastini Pastaria, which serves gluten-free pasta (brown rice based) in two shapes, penne and spaghetti. I visited Pastini with a group of friends, resigned to ordering a salad. But... I was pleasantly surprised to discover they offered gluten-free pasta substituted at no extra cost... So if you live in Oregon don’t be afraid to go out and eat restaurant gluten-free pasta! I had the basic spaghetti with meatballs, and it was really delicious. The gluten-free spaghetti was thin and lighter than the kind I usually buy at the store. I’ll definitely go there again.
Review " out of 5 stars"
"I give Pastini Pastaria 5 stars out of 5. I highly recommend this restaurant for when you want to go out to eat. Everything was excellent and the waitress did a wonderful job. Everything was clean. You don't have to worry about cross contamination at this restaurant. Pastini Pastaria has eight locations in the Oregon area. There are four locations in Portland. The other locations are located in Tigard, Beaverton, Bend and in Corvallis. Thank-you Pastini Pastaria for the wonderful food and the amazing dining experience. Everything was excellent."
Review - "Pastini has a lot going for it. It’s a little family, a little upscale, and a little casual..."
"When you get a plate of gluten-free pasta at Pastini Pastaria, they bring it out with a little flag to mark that it’s gluten-free. That’s awesome! That way everyone knows that it’s gluten free and you won’t end up with food getting mixed up, or bread being added to the dish. Our other main complaint with the restaurant in our last review was that the pasta had been overcooked. They definitely solved that problem as well, which is really awesome... The restaurant is popular. We went there with our friends, who go there a lot. Pastini has a lot going for it. It’s a little family, a little upscale, and a little casual. They have a full bar. It’s got a happy energy. It’s a popular place so there’s usually a little wait before you get seated... Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. As we mentioned in our past review, Pastini takes basic steps to prevent cross-contamination, like boiling the gluten-free pasta in different water. Our dishes came out in a reasonable amount of time and everything was the right temperature. Now I just need to talk them into making the meatballs gluten-free!"