I was recently in Portland for a business conference and was taking ten people out to dinner. I asked our hotel concierge to recommend a place that was moderately priced (I was paying!) and would be accommodating. He suggested Pastini’s. He called, found out they didn’t take reservations for Thursday nights but the manager on duty told him that they would make sure there wasn’t a problem.
My group of ten ladies walked in and were treated rudely. Not only were we told that they didn’t have room for us and there would be a 45-60 minute wait, but he basically said “you’ll probably just want to leave”. No offer to split the party. No apologies. No offer to seat us in the bar while we waited. All of us felt like we were being told to just go away. A severely disappointing experience. He then demanded I give him the name of who the concierge talked to. Needless to say, we left, where I happily dropped $550 in drinks and dinner at Jake’s Grill a few blocks over.
Would not recommend this place to ANYONE. Avoid.Description:
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.