It’s my Birthday Month! And I’m taking advantage of all the birthday deals available to me by attempting to get one birthday deal every day. Please read more about my mission in my “About” page. On we go!!
Business: Pastini Pastaria
Offer: One free entree of your choice
Via: Email message and printable coupon from Pastini Famiglia
Pastini Pastaria is Oregon’s homegrown Italian casual restaurant with six locations in the Portland area. It features traditional pasta dishes in addition to antipasti, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. If you haven’t been to a Pastini, you owe it to yourself to give it a try, especially with their very generous offer of a free birthday entree.
The birthday meal is valid the day before, the day of, or the day after your birthday. I went in with my wife for an early dinner the day after my birthday. The menu has a lot to offer and it was hard to limit the choices of what I wanted to eat. Fortunately my wife helped me out where I would choose 3 dishes and then she would pick one of those items for us to share. She is gluten free and we were informed that the dish we selected could not be accommodated for gluten free. Good thing we still had two other backup plans! So we ordered the Linguini Pesto Pollo with the gluten free noodles and a bowl of the Chicken Orzo soup (all for me!). I informed our server of my birthday freebie and he took the printed coupon as we placed our order.
My soup came out shortly thereafter accompanied by two small wedges of ciabatta bread. The soup was light and had just the right balance of broth, chicken and orzo. Delicious! And then came our main course — a bowl heaping with pasta, chicken, artichoke hearts, peppers and cream sauce, topped with parmesan cheese. The waiter also brought us two smaller plates so that we could share in the meal. Hint: for just a couple dollars more, you can order a double portion of sauce and noodles. The double portion size allowed us to take home some leftovers. Despite the yumminess of it all, we simply could not finish it off. We boxed up our remaining pasta and declined the menu offerings. Our guest check was brought to the table and our entree was discounted the full amount. Our server wished me a happy birthday as he collected our payment and we left with a great experience and very satisfied with our food. This birthday offer is definitely not to be missed!
Items ordered: 1 tea, 1 bowl of soup, 1 pasta entree with double sauce and double noodles
Amount before discount: $24.30
Amount after discount: $8.60
Total amount with tip: $13.60
More info: Pastini Famiglia