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Food and Wine Pairings for Fall

Spaghetti & Meatballs is Pastini’s everyday best-seller, but it’s really comforting on a crisp autumn day. We like to pair it with Pastini Rosso, our excellent everyday red wine. Made for us in Italy with 100% Sangiovese by respected winemaker Antonio Sanguineti, its easy-drinking style features tasty cherry fruit, earthy notes and a soft finish. […]

NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT PASTA

  Those of you who have come to know us over the years can attest to our devotion towards delicious food and wine. We love how a steaming bowl of pasta warms your hands while lifting your spirits. We also admit to having a soft spot for the sound a wine cork makes when it […]

WELCOME AUTUMN WITH HARVEST WINES

Wine lovers rejoice! Harvest season is here. Right now, winemakers in the Pacific Northwest are busy with the harvest season. In the months of September and October, the fruits of their labor are picked, sorted and barreled, and the fermentation process begins. In other words, this is when the magic happens! To celebrate, we raise […]

SAY HELLO TO OUR NEW LOCATION

Hey Eugene, You asked, we listened! After years of requests on Facebook, Instagram and comment cards, we are thrilled to announce that we’ve found a new home in Eugene, Oregon. We are now open for lunch and dinner! As part of the new Oakway Center expansion, Pastini will join a batch of new stores and […]

COZY UP TO FALL WITH THESE PASTINI RECIPES

This time of year, hectic summer schedules slip away, making room for familiar habits and new routines. School is back in session, evenings bring chillier temps and quicker nightfall, and we’re finding ourselves craving something nutritious and comforting at our dinner table. To help you and yours ease into the autumn season, we’ve selected a […]

RECIPE: SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO

Here is one of our most-requested recipes – we hope you enjoy it! Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a dish you’ll love to have in your arsenal of easy meals. Master this simple recipe and keep the ingredients on hand in your pantry: spaghetti, olive oil, garlic, chili flakes and parmesan. You’ll always have a […]

RECIPE: ROASTED ASPARAGUS SALAD

Serves 4 as an appetizer salad or 2 as an entrée salad Approximately 45 – 60 minutes With local asparagus season in full bloom, and our proximity to the fertile asparagus-growing region of south central Washington, our spring specials naturally feature the splendid spears, like this terrific salad. This year we’re sourcing our asparagus from […]

RECIPE: BRUSCHETTA

Bruschetta is an inspired dish—and a simple one. Start with good bread. Brush with a bit of olive oil. Grill it, and finally, top with something delicious. True bruschetta is made on the grill for a smoky flavor and crispy edges. Don’t be afraid of a little char. It’s flavorful and deliciously crunchy. Toppings can […]

RECIPE: RIGATONI ZUCCATI

The gurus of good nutrition say it’s essential to eat lots of bright, colorful veggies. Pastini’s beautiful Rigatoni Zuccati makes doing that both easy and delicious. It features green, leafy spinach, which is packed with iron, calcium, and dietary fiber, and butternut squash, a great source of potassium and magnesium. Both of these good-for-you veggies […]

RECIPE: CHICKEN-ORZO SOUP

Since winter is most definitely the season for soup (zuppa in Italian), we’ve delved into our archives for one of Chef Craig Bashel’s fav recipes. Chicken-Orzo soup is relatively easy and fast, low in fat and absolutely delicious! And it represents what we do here at Pastini…use fresh, honest ingredients to make dishes that are […]

RECIPE: MINESTRONE

In our home, soup is larger than life. My husband, Craig, loves it so much that he frequently prefers a bowl of soup over cereal for breakfast. He puts his passion to work in the kitchen, creating every soup recipe for Pastini from scratch. I love the idea of welcoming spring with a big bowl […]

GO! MAGAZINE AWARD

The vote is in, and we couldn’t be happier! When The Bulletin’s GO! Magazine asked its readers where to go for pasta, they ranked Pastini’s Bend restaurant as No. 1 in the area. We consider that an enormous honor, especially since it comes straight from the mouths of our guests. We hear a lot about how people […]

SUMMER SPECIALS 2017

There’s something special about summers in the Pacific Northwest, when the weather is just right for playing all day… and relaxing long into the evening, surrounded by good friends, great food and cool drinks. We think our summer specials bring the best parts of the season to your table. For a taste of farm-fresh goodness, […]

APRIL IS EARTH MONTH AT PASTINI

Clean. Refreshing. Reliable. Do you ever pause to appreciate the great water quality we have in the Pacific Northwest? It’s something we take advantage of every day in our kitchens at Pastini restaurants. This year, Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22. But we’re opting to celebrate it all month long. That’s why Pastini is […]

EARTH MONTH RECAP

In April, Pastini partnered with Portland Global Initiatives and Portland Roasting Coffee to celebrate Earth Month. With your help, we raised more than $1,300! Portland Global Initiatives will put that money towards helping to provide clean water for 149 farms in Colombia. We wanted to extend a huge thank you to our guests who dined in, donated and […]

CELEBRATE BITES FOR RIGHTS

  Want to enjoy your favorite Pastini pasta while supporting an amazing cause? Join Pastini and Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) all day on Thursday, June 22 for BRO’s biggest fundraiser of the year! During this event, restaurants (like us) support LGBTQ equality by dedicating a percentage of the day’s sales or making a donation. BRO […]

SPRING SPECIALS 2017

Longtime Pastini followers often inquire if their favorite dish or seasonal specials will be back on the menu. That’s when we’re tempted to call our local suppliers and ask how their crops are doing! Although we wish we could make these dishes a permanent part of our menu, they’re only here for a seasonal stopover. […]

PASTINI VOLUNTEERS AT OREGON FOOD BANK

October 6th was our annual volunteer day at the Oregon Food Bank! Ten awesome Pastini staffers joined me out in the garden to pick late season vegetables. Luckily we missed the rain that day! The Pastini crew harvested over 350 pounds of squash, kale, chard, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to go into CSA boxes for […]

CHOW DOWN FOR VETS ON NOVEMBER 11TH

This Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, Pastini will be donating a percentage of every check to the Returning Veterans Project, a terrific organization that offers free mental health and other health services to post 9/11 war zone veterans, service members and their families. We’ll also be offering a free entrée to every current service member […]

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