A Passion for Pasta
Pastini Pastarias are Oregon’s homegrown Italian bistros with a passion for pasta. Our reverence for the splendid noodle inspired us to create over 30 classic and contemporary pasta dishes using fresh, local ingredients in the tradition of the neighborhood bistros of Italy. Pastini truly has something for every pasta aficionado. Complementing our pastas are authentic antipasti, crisp salads, rustic sandwiches, and handcrafted desserts. Our well-priced wine list includes bottles from both stellar Oregon wineries and small, family-owned vineyards in Italy. Or you can sip a Pastini Italian Cocktail or quaff a local microbrew.
Local means fresher, and fresher tastes better.™
At Pastini we believe in local and that inspires everything we do. We started and are still based locally in Portland, OR. As owners, we are personally involved in every aspect of our restaurants. We know that using fresh, local ingredients makes a difference to our customers and to our community. Unlike the big, corporate chains, we handcraft each entrée to order. We begin with sizzling garlic and olive oil, add fresh, local ingredients, and finish with fragrant herbs and grated parmesan. We create all of our soups, sauces, pestos and dressings fresh every day. We hand-form our authentic meatballs. We make our own croutons. We bake the butternut squash that goes into our Rigatoni Zuccati. We roast the balsamic onions for our Spinach Salad Balsamico. We whip the creamy mascarpone that is layered into our handmade Tiramisu. And, we source fresh produce, dairy, artisan breads, coffee, and meat locally. Come in and experience the local difference!
See What Makes Pastini Different
These days, many people are choosing a gluten free lifestyle. If you're on a wheat free diet, you don't have to give up pasta...the secret is our wonderful gluten-free pastas made from brown rice. We offer two shapes, penne and spaghetti...we're able to substitute the wheat-free pasta for most dishes on the menu and we do it at no extra charge. Pastini also offers decadent Gluten-Free Tiramisu that is handcrafted in our kitchen. Many restaurants say they do gluten free...we don't just do gluten free, we do it right! Find out more about our Gluten Free Menu.
At Pastini, we make every effort to reduce our impact on the environment. Some of our green initiatives include: composting organic waste, buying local, using compostable food containers made from corn, sourcing from sustainable suppliers, recycling, and using hybrid compound products that utilize less plastic. We have and will continue to seek out innovative ways to reduce our global footprint. Find out more about Green Pastini.
The first Pastini Pastaria in Portland’s Irvington neighborhood was born out of our passion for pasta and a hankering for an affordable Italian restaurant where food was still made from scratch. Thankfully, Portland heartily embraced our small pastaria and we now have eight Pastini's in Portland, Bend and Corvallis, OR. We may have grown a bit, but we’re still putting our hearts into handcrafting fresh, authentic, affordable pastas. We research and test each recipe in our home kitchen before we serve it to you. We partner with community organizations and schools to raise money for causes in which we believe. And, we personally read every facebook, twitter, email, and comment card that you take the time to fill out. Why? Because we still come to work every day with an authentic passion for pasta!