5 Portland restaurants that will satisfy your pasta craving

Jan 16 2020, 1:01 am

There’s an old adage: “Friends who eat pasta together remain friends forever.” Something like that, anyway.

Whether it’s a bowl of butternut squash-stuffed tortellini or oodles of spaghetti bolognese, there’s something about a steaming bowl of pasta, in all its glorious shapes, forms, and sauces, that just does something to your soul.

With that said, here are five spots in Portland that serve up some comforting, and delicious plates of pasta.

Piazza Italia


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The pasta here is always on point. Whether it’s rich Rigatoni Bolognese or creamy¬†Linguine Squarciarella, Piazza Italia is one of the few spots in Portland that gets it right every single time.

Address: 1129 NW Johnson St, Portland
Phone: 503-478-0619

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No list of best Portland Italian eats is complete without this upscale establishment. And you’ll certainly know why you’re paying the price that you are when you dig into their heavenly Squid Ink Corzetti.

Address: 626 SE Main Street, Portland
Phone: 503-954-2708

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Mucca Osteria


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The beautiful ambience with a Gothic flair combined with the delicious pastas served at Muzza Osteria makes this a perfect date spot. Try their braised duck ragu tagliatelle for the ultimate bite of heaven.

Address: 1022 SW Morrison Street, Portland
Phone: 503-227-5521

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This low-key and very cute Italian joint serves up some of the best pasta and antipasti in the city. Our personal favorite is their Agnolotti with butter and parmesan.

Address: 2140 E Burnside Street, Portland
Phone: 503-236-7195


Ava Gene’s


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This chic Italian eatery is locally sourced and very dedicated to creating seasonal food items. You can’t go here and not try their¬†Saffron Linguine with squid, tomato, chili, and leccino olives.

Address: 3377 SE Division Street, Portland
Phone: 971-229-0571


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