Pasta and Sangria

  In search of your new summer favorite? Look no further than our handcrafted Sangria paired with a summery pasta like Pastini’s Capellini Pomodoro. Sangria’s refreshing blend of wine and citrus will get your tastebuds ready for the bright, sunny flavors of this classic pasta’s ripe roma tomatoes, garlic, and fresh, fragrant basil. Looking for something a little lighter […]

Dispatch from the PDX Galley Wars

We’re mostly lovers not fighters at Pastini, but gladly took part in the first PDX Galley Wars on June 6 as part of this year’s Rose Festival.  The idea was to pair five restaurants each with two galley cooks from ships here for Fleet Week during the festival, to connect the Portland community and the […]

Oregon Wine Month 2019

The giveaway has closed! Congrats to Lisa Russell, our grand prize winner! Oregon Wine Month is finally here and the celebration is in full swing as we feature superb wines from Elk Cove and Pike Road wineries, plus a fun contest! We will be having prize drawings every Wednesday this month and winners can expect […]

Get Your Gluten Free Pasta Fix

Eat gluten-free at a pasta restaurant? You heard that right! Nearly all of our delicious pastas can be made with gluten-free spaghetti or ziti… just ask! We use the terrific Tinkyada gluten-free pasta made from brown rice that’s super tasty and has great texture, just like you want it to.  Even if you’re just trying […]

Choosing the 2017 Pastini Rosso

For the last eight years, respected Tuscan winemaker Antonio Sanguineti (more on him at the end of the post) has been making our delicious Pastini Rosso house red wine from primarily Sangiovese grapes, and it’s been a wonderful partnership!  We have trusted Antonio to make us an elegant, affordable, food-friendly red that pairs beautifully with […]

Winter Specials and Cocktails are here!

Here’s your winter dining forecast: a warming food trend, with a riff on risotto and a new take on a traditional dish! We’ve been cooking up a storm recently and created two terrific specials for the season.  Orzo ‘Risotto’ with Vegetables takes rice-shaped orzo pasta and simmers it like risotto in butter, garlic, stock and […]

Behind the Scenes: Making Marinara

At Pastini, each meal is important and we do our best to make every dish perfect. To us that means making all our delicious sauces, dressings and soups and desserts from scratch. Yep. All of them. Right there, in each of our restaurants. Why? Because we know that using fresh, local ingredients makes a difference […]

Good Tidings of Pasta and Wine

A Delicious Gift Idea   Our annual holiday gift card giveaway is back! Purchase $100 worth of gift cards this holiday season, and receive a $20 Pastini gift voucher. Pastini Gift Cards make perfect presents for teachers, friends, coaches or your hard-to-buy-for Aunt Agatha. Treat your friends and family and keep the $20 voucher as […]

Pastini and the Eugene Emeralds: A Home Run!

  It’s been a little more than a year since we set up shop in Eugene, Oregon. Since then, you’ve opened your arms by welcoming us to your community and sharing our love of pasta. The old saying rings true: teamwork does make the dreamwork. Which is why we teamed up as sponsors with the […]

Pastini Volunteers SOLVE the Cleanup

Kudos to our terrific team of Pastini volunteers for participating in the 35th SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup on September 29th. Kim McAdam, Becky Surface, Halee Brown, Steve Talamantes and Katie Quittschreiber spiffed up a two-mile stretch of the Deschutes River Trail in Bend, picking up over 150 pounds of garbage, adding to the 42,000 […]

Volunteering at the Portland Community Farm

Pastini had the opportunity to volunteer at the Portland Community Farm with the Oregon Food Bank on Tuesday, October 17th. It was a blast! Our main focus was preparing the farm for the changing of the seasons. We weeded, removed pumpkin plants that were done producing for the season, planted onions, put up fencing to protect […]

Enter to Win our Oregon Wine Month Sweepstakes

May is Oregon Wine Month, and we’re going all out for the occasion by hosting a very special sweepstakes that will allow you to experience the diversity and breadth of Oregon’s wine offerings. The grand prize includes VIP tastings at two of our favorite local wineries, one night’s stay in Oregon wine country, and much […]

Introducing Pastini’s Leader of the Year

Every year, we choose one of our outstanding team members as the Leader of the Year. When selecting someone for this award, we look for a candidate who truly understands and executes service, presence, hospitality, communication; a leader who meets goals, retains top performing employees, inspires others; and someone with a strong commitment to our […]

C’mon, Get Happy with Pastini Happy Hour

Drumroll, please! Your weekday evenings just got a whole lot happier. That’s because we’re launching our all-new Happy Hour, and you need to be there! Included on the pasta-packed menu are Pastini favorites like Caesar Salad, creamy Fettuccini Alfredo, Roasted Artichoke Spread and Mac ‘n’ Cheese, all for $3 to $6. Enjoy these bites alongside […]

Introducing our Winter Special Pasta

**Please note: This special is going fast and availability may be limited. Please call your local Pastini to ensure they are available on a given day and time. This winter, we found ourselves craving a classic Italian pairing: ravioli and red wine! Our featured seasonal entrée is a rich, meaty Braised Short Rib Ravioli with […]

Join Pastini in Supporting Returning Vets

For the third year in a row, Pastini is proud to partner with an incredible local non-profit organization, Returning Veterans Project, for their annual Chow Down for Vets event. RVP supports post-9/11 war zone veterans in Oregon and SW Washington by offering free-of-charge health services, including mental health care. They believe in delivering on a […]

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. […]


  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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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