Justa Pasta Co.
Located in Northwest Portland, Justa Pasta Co. has been producing pasta in its current location since 1998. Roland Carfagno sells six pasta varieties, such as tagliatelle, whole wheat rigatoni, and spinach linguine, each pairable with sauces like putanesca, marinara, and alfredo. Blackboard specials change daily, depending on the seasons, available ingredients, and the chef’s whims. Options may include risotto with grilled prawns and cherry tomatoes, or roasted carrot and parsnip soup. For dessert, the eatery makes cheesecake and crème brulee in-house, along with ice cream. Justa Pasta has stand-alone, patio, and counter seating.
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
Chef-owner Leonardo Jun Sakamoto reigns from the central sushi bar in this elegant but informal restaurant, one of Brazil’s best raw-fish spots. The <em>omakase</em> menu offers a thrilling mix of Japanese, French and Brazilian–inspired sushi preparations.
We loved: Tuna tartare with foie gras; oysters with ponzu sauce.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.