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“Good Food/ Horrible Service”
Review of Pasto - CLOSED

Pasto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The food was very good, but the service was abysmal. We never got bread, couldn't get more water, and had a terrible time even getting the check. All this when there were three or four waiters on staff and maybe nine tables with diners in the restaurant. The only reason I'm giving it a "average" rating is because the food was good. But the service was so bad I wouldn't go back.

Thank Gerri C
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

While walking around the historic area of Flagstaff, we came upon an interesting restaurant called Pasto. We decided to stop in for dinner. We were seated immediately at a comfortable table and taken care of by our waitress. She explained the menu and the specials for the night. She answered our questions and brought us our food in a timely manner. I had a great salad and a small plate of spinach lasagna. My companion had spaghetti and meatballs. The sauces on both these dishes were wonderful. We both felt that this was one of the best meals we have had in a restaurant. To make it even better, the meals were reasonably priced.
The place itself is romantic with white tablecloths and napkins. There is a small upper level by the windows that is decorated with small white lights. I loved this place and the food. If I am ever in Flagstaff again, I will definitely have dinner there.

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Thank nannelson1946
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy lunch with a friend or group? You have found it in Pasto on Aspen Street in Flagstaff, Arizona. A friend invited me to meet her her for lunch and I was delighted at the prompt service and feel of the hidden outdoor dining area. It started to rain so we came inside and had the same quaint feel and finished the meal. I drive from Williams, AZ which is 30 miles away so am always excited to try different Flagstaff restaurants.

The photos below show the amazing presentation of the tasty starters! The cheese plate was fresh and light. The Portabella and Eggplant Fries are in a tempura batter served with a very light Baslamic dipping sauce and a must to try! Several starters and a cool drink make dining on the patio a wonderful Flagstaff experience.

The Turkey and Brie sandwich my friend had was very fresh and light. There was a lot of bread as you can see. The Mushroom Risotto was not good at all. Very sticky and too much olive oil on the side for the presentation. Presentation was beautiful and the vegetable toppings were wonderful

Fun place that makes you feel good so will try again and will try again with another entree.

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Thank CosmicCowPie
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

On our way back to Phoenix after a long day of traveling, we decided to stop in Flagstaff for dinner and were having difficulty finding what we wanted. We parked in the Heritage Square garage and walked around finding saloons, and typical travel fare. While walking on Aspen st. we found Pasto, a very pleasant surprise. Promptly seated by a friendly hosted, we sat by the window and greeted by Francine, our waitress. We ordered a couple of glasses of Chianti and then a couple of pasta dishes on the menu. The spaghetti and meatballs my wife ordered were just like "Mama's" and the meatballs were full of wonderful flavor. In addition, the spaghetti was fresh, house made and the sauce had a wonderful marinara flavor. The mound placed before me was a melange of tomatoes, peppers, onions in Cavatappi (large corkscrews) and a large piece of Pasto's home made sausage on the top. Not certain that I could eat the whole thing, I even surprised myself by polishing it off. This was a great dish that reminded me of one I had in Italy. The bread accompaniment was crust and the large air bubbles you look for in Itlaian bread. It was served with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We passed on the salad but neither of us left hungry. Francine recommended a dessert but as full as we were, we were going to pass and then decided on Chocolate, cheery crunch gelato. Once again, we were not disappointed. The price was very fair and the food excellent. Great find and I will go back again. We really liked this place and sure you will also.

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1  Thank NicknAZ49
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We have been here for lunch many times and it has been good and marginal but they got brunch right. The Bloody Mary's were excellent but they had a weird garnish (think sausages). I think this is a Flag thing because other restaurants In the area have weird garnishes as well. The eggs Benedict had the best hollandaise I have ever eaten. Light and lemony. My husband enjoyed the monte Cristo made his way and yes you can order the yummy fries with aoli at brunch. And you should. Way to step it up Pasto!!

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Thank Barbara M
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