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Castagna with older kids?

jocelyng Jul 6, 2010 08:09 AM

We're coming to Portland this weekend, and we have a reservation at Castagna for Saturday night. Our kids are 12 and 18 and have been to many nice restaurants. I'm just wondering how formal a vibe this restaurant has. We can easily switch to the cafe, but I'd like to try the dining room if it isn't too stuffy.

Thoughts? Thanks.


1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

  1. Kazy Ctn Jul 6, 2010 10:46 AM

    You should be fine so long as the kids are well behaved and reasonably adventurous eaters. If they dont go for anything off the menu, you can drop next door for a burger or mac and cheese.

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    1. re: Kazy Ctn
      jocelyng Jul 6, 2010 11:01 AM

      That's a good back up plan!

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      cheeseisheaven Jul 8, 2010 06:49 PM

      If your kids enjoy fancy food they will love this place...it's laid back fancy...absolutely delicious..and well worth it.

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      1. re: cheeseisheaven
        jocelyng Jul 10, 2010 06:58 AM


        1. re: jocelyng
          petergreen Sep 1, 2010 11:21 AM

          We ate there with a ten year old and a twelve year old and had a great meal, and were treated very well.

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