Grassa

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Portland, Portland
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  • Joe L.
    Joe Lytle2 weeks ago
    The chicken cacciatore is delicious!
  • Anna M.
    Great, fresh pasta!
  • Vic B.
    Vic B.May 21
    Best pasta ever
  • Anthony M.
    Fantastic bucatini carbonara and garlic bread
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McLainApril 28
    Squid ink pasta was amazing!
  • Tyrone B.
    Tyrone BixbyMarch 29
    I'm a skeptic until my first by and HOLY 💩 is the pasta awesome here. Best dish I've ever had...get the Carbonara and you'll be fulfilled in your pasta life ☑️
    Upvoted May 19
  • Sebastian G.
    Carbonara dish. Awesome!!!
  • Jonathan S.
    The Caesar salad was delightful. A nice fresh mix without overdoing the dressing.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherFebruary 1
    Cool concept. Order meals at the counter then they are brought to you. Very good pasta dishes for the price.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherFebruary 1
    Pasta; pasta; then pasta
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyJanuary 28
    fantastic meal - try the house wine, not bad at all! be hungry!!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroDecember 26, 2016
    Carbonara and cauliflower.💯
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeDecember 7, 2016
    The brussel sprouts were a little too sweet.
  • MattersOfGrey.com
    MattersOfGrey.comDecember 5, 2016
    Bucatini Alla Zucca is probably one of the best pastas ever. Rustic, savory, a little crunch. OMG
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LokeNovember 14, 2016
    Aglio Olio was absolutely delicious!
  • John F.
    John FonteinOctober 16, 2016
    The best pasta in Portland by far. Rivals some of the best pasta I've had in Italy. The Aglio e Olio is to die for
  • Erin K.
    Erin KAugust 13, 2016
    Best pasta I've ever had. Even simple dishes (like spaghetti aglio olio) are outta this world
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangAugust 1, 2016
    Came in for lunch and the bright space is beautifully lit. Grilled chicken piccata was light and the meat, tender, with some crispy skin to add some crunch to the clean dish.
  • Hayley M.
    Hayley MackayJuly 18, 2016
    The rigatoni was delicious and the garlic bread was incredible.
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KimJuly 8, 2016
    Carbonara was delish
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasJune 25, 2016
    Beautifully cooked, flavoursome pasta. More of a quick bite to eat than a sit down meal.
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa SternJune 19, 2016
    All the pasta is amazing!
  • Yiğit G.
    Yiğit GülerJune 13, 2016
    Fast, delicious , healthy food.
  • David I.
    David IglesiasJune 4, 2016
    Fast, good price, delicious pasta!
  • Tessa D.
    Tessa DomzalskiMay 29, 2016
    Too oily and salty. I couldn't even finish my carbonara.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeMay 2, 2016
    Great pasta with good serving size and quick service.
  • Ian A.
    Ian ApplegateApril 29, 2016
    Wonderful fresh food. Amazing actually.
  • Mandar P.
    Mandar PathakApril 29, 2016
    Not a lot of options for vegetarians, and the once that exist aren't great.
  • Ritika B.
    Ritika BorkarApril 16, 2016
    Brusel sprouts are fingerlicking good!!
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuApril 6, 2016
    Amazing hand made pasta. try the one with lamb meatball and smoked yoghurt.
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MitchellMarch 22, 2016
    Pasta is pretty much the only thing they serve but it is soo good. They also play vinyl records for their music.
  • David
    DavidFebruary 14, 2016
    The lasagna and macaroni & cheese are amazing! I love the atmosphere and the quick service.
  • CRUZiiiE
    CRUZiiiEFebruary 6, 2016
    Fresh pasta dishes in unique combinations. Definitely not your traditional Italian joint.
  • James M.
    James MiaoJanuary 26, 2016
    Fresh pasta
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuJanuary 7, 2016
    Amazing pasta. Went with the hostess' recommendation and was extremely thrilled with my choice. Ask if unsure :)
  • Vahid
    VahidJanuary 2, 2016
    The food is delicious but very greasy!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeDecember 28, 2015
    Perfect lunch spot downtown.
  • TR H.
    TR HammerDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I can't come to Portland without stopping at Grassa.
  • Björn K.
    Björn KusaDecember 16, 2015
    The Mac N Cheese here is mind-blowing. I get happy just thinking about it.
  • Sara G.
    Sara GravensNovember 26, 2015
    Everything we tried was amazing, and you can also get drinks next door at Lardo!
  • Alide A.
    Alide AmickNovember 24, 2015
    Their pasta is awesome! Like it, like it, like it!
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShinNovember 17, 2015
    seriously some of the best pasta i've had. go for the pomodoro or the ox tail.
  • Satya A.
    Satya AbhishekNovember 10, 2015
    You just can't miss the Brussels sprouts . The best I've ever had. If you are in grassa don't leave until you have the brussel sprouts .
  • Lee B.
    Lee BarthOctober 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Gigli is my jam!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalkerOctober 14, 2015
    Easily the best pasta I've ever had outside of Europe.
  • Rob P.
    Rob PhillipsSeptember 27, 2015
    Chicken pasta was incredible... even had crispy chicken skin to complement it
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsSeptember 19, 2015
    Carbonara was excellent
  • Stefanie B.
    Stefanie BrücklerSeptember 9, 2015
    Best carbonara I've ever had!!! So good 👌
  • cami j.
    cami j.September 7, 2015
    the homemade noodles are fantastic. loved the pomodoro and the cacio e pepe
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen ShowalterSeptember 6, 2015
    One of my favorites, the pasta carbonara is amazing. Fresh made pasta so good.
  • Hemant J.
    Hemant JawaleAugust 23, 2015
    Best place in downtown to have Pasta! Delicious handmade pasta and the flavors are awesome. Get an Italian wine with your pasta.
  • Peter Y.
    Peter YangAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Please bring back the cavatelli with crispy chicken skin. Also, add on some meatballs and garlic bread.
  • Nolan L.
    Nolan LarsenJuly 6, 2015
    Squid ink pasta. Soooo good
  • Dar R.
    Dar RizzoJune 14, 2015
    Pork Belly Mac-n-cheese is awesome!!!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuApril 26, 2015
    Definitely grab a seat at the bar--it's so fun to watch the kitchen in action. Fantastic pasta and calamari!
  • Thomas O.
    Thomas OhashiDecember 2, 2014
    Really tasty and hearty pasta dishes
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FisterDecember 1, 2014
    There is a booth positioned next to the kitchen so you can watch stuff being made
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YoungNovember 21, 2014
    You don't realize how much better fresh pasta tastes until you've had it here. Carbonara and frito misto were both amazing
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ConsidineNovember 19, 2014
    Garlic bread, Kimchi Mac and cheese with pork belly
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HoweyOctober 31, 2014
    The WiFi password is eatmorepork valid on 10-30
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HoweyOctober 31, 2014
    I got the carbonara, and they played some pharcyde on the PA. Thumbs the hell up for some affordable fresh pasta.
  • Jared
    JaredOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite spots for pasta downtown. Cool spot with a variety of pasta dishes that will fill you up. Also, get garlic bread.
  • Eugen S.
    Eugen SakhnenkoOctober 2, 2014
    Excellent value, delicious food, and super quick!
  • Kostas K.
    Kostas KoukoravasSeptember 15, 2014
    Great pasta! Love the combo Chef&DJ guy!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GushardSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It can be a little slow. Great pasta though.
  • Alanna R.
    Alanna RisseAugust 25, 2014
    Great salads.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CampbellAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You're rolling the dice on getting the saltiest meal of your life here. Sometimes it's not so bad, sometimes it's INCREDIBLY salty. I just don't get it.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WheelerAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    So hard not to order the rigatoni dish every time I'm there.
  • Steven I.
    Carbonara is delicious!
  • John T.
    John The BastardFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the carbonara. The squid ink tortelli is also good, though a bit heavy on lemon.
  • Alexandra S.
    Alexandra SaavedraFebruary 14, 2014
    #1, you order at the front table, pay and then sit down! And #2, the Carbonara is fab!
  • Alec S.
    Alec SuerFebruary 1, 2014
    Great food here menu changes every so often I go like every week pretty much
  • grace k.
    grace komjakraphanJanuary 21, 2014
    Grassa means fat, fatty, tubby, fleshy, obese, greasy fat, grease, oily substance in Italian.
  • Ellen L.
    Ellen LNovember 5, 2013
    Ramen was disappointing. Get the pastas instead!
  • Charlotte K.
    Charlotte KatzOctober 14, 2013
    Delicious! Same experience as Lardo, but with delicious pasta dishes instead.
  • Sue V.
    Sue ViensOctober 12, 2013
    Knock Knock Who's there! Pasta! Pasta who? Pasta fork please!
  • Hai H.
    Hai HuynhOctober 11, 2013
    Food was good. Atmosphere was not.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 7, 2013
    Gigantic and cheap bowls of handmade pasta without pretension. Always try the Chicken Radiatore, which is an updated chicken cacciatore, complete with crispy chicken skin adornments.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Madison B.
    Madison BuskerOctober 2, 2013
    The carbonara was awesome. Also try the Italian margarita!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiSeptember 29, 2013
    Can't go wrong with their staple Radiatore, but really everything is amazing here.
  • Eugene L.
    Eugene LeeSeptember 26, 2013
    Carbonara pasta... Mad flavor country. Be sure to come hydrated..
  • Eugene L.
    Eugene LeeSeptember 26, 2013
    Roasted lamb tongue.... . It's like making out with a lamb.. =p
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromSeptember 22, 2013
    Sit at counter, watch pasta being made and ask chefs for a sample for the kids.
  • Austin G.
    Austin GriggsAugust 19, 2013
    Food was great recommend to all
  • Harmony G.
    Harmony GeorgeAugust 11, 2013
    Food was delicious! Music a bit to loud to have a conversation.
  • Jimmy D.
    Jimmy DouglasJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Simple and delicious homemade pasta. Where has this been all my life? The Bucatini is especially delightful.
  • David Z.
    David ZuminiJuly 29, 2013
    Order at least one dish per person, then ask for a couple plates and share the delicious bounty. It's a great way to try multiple dishes, since picking just one is really, really hard!
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RizzoJuly 28, 2013
    Get the fritto misto. Just do it. Best fried baby octopi around.
  • Kirsten U.
    Kirsten UdaniJuly 22, 2013
    Squid Ink pasta was amazing as was the Carbonara. Italian "margarita" was tart and refreshing. The shaved zucchini was a nice light ap. Open table seating with some facing kitchen and three booths.
  • Meredith M.
    Meredith MJuly 14, 2013
    Tonarelli with sand dabs is delightfully light and flavorful. Salsa verde rocks it! Spinning vintage albums makes atmosphere lively and unique.
  • Doug W.
    Doug WellsJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Changes the nature of pasta in Portland. Like a small, family Florentine restaurant, but in an updated Portland space. Tried three pastas and three apps - all were spectacular!
  • Bfortch F.
    Bfortch FortchJuly 4, 2013
    Great spot really good flavor combos.
  • Frank D.
    Frank D'AndreaJune 7, 2013
    Corner booth rules.
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