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Lardo's Rick Gencarelli Opening Pasta Joint in West End

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The rumors are true: The Oregonian has confirmed that Lardo chef Rick Gencarelli will indeed team up with ChefStable to open a pasta restaurant, in the same West End building that houses his newest Lardo outpost. According to the O, the casual, counter-service Grassa will offer Gencarelli's take on fresh pasta like salt cod ravioli, ricotta gnudi with lamb bolognese, and spring pea agnolotti at an inexpensive price point:

"The choices, currently, are between a fine-dining restaurant, where it's going to run you $18 for an appetizer-sized portion, or a super family-style place. Grassa's going to be in the middle. It's got all of the elements you'd find in a pasta in a fine-dining environment, but in a fun, casual, inexpensive way."

As previously surmised, the location will be nestled in between Gencarelli's Lardo West restaurant and the recently opened Racion, in the space formerly known as Corazon. Projected opening: six weeks.
· Grassa Opening Soon in Downtown Portland [OregonLive]
· All Previous Rick Gencarelli Coverage [Eater PDX]

Image of Rick Gencarelli courtesy Avila/EPDX

Grassa

780 Waterfront Way, , WA 98660 (360) 360-4687 Visit Website

Lardo

1212 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, , OR 97214 (503) 234-7786 Visit Website

Grassa

1205 SW Washington St., Portland, OR

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