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Anyone been to Pastaga yet?

I'm curious about the place. Anyone tried it yet?

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  1. I think the name is just wrong.

    Everyone will think it's a pasta restaurants and it's not; and everywhere I've read about the new restaurant they had to explain that it's not a pasta restaurant and that the name is really a play on the "pastis" word.

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    1. re: Maximilien

      Do I sense that someone hasn't been to Marseille in a while?

      1. re: EaterBob

        as in 99% of montrealers (me included).

        1. re: EaterBob

          I think Max has a point. Opening a restaurant a few steps from Little Italy and calling it Pastaga is setting yourself up for a lot of confusion. And to expect anyone in this town to be familiar with this bit of Southeastern French slang is not very reasonable.

          That being said, the place has enough foodie buzz going for it that, if it's any good, it will most certainly find its clientele.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            If either of you can figure out a way to quantify the confusion, I'd be more than happy to make a small wager. In the meantime, I'm likely to wait until the new year before trying it so as to give them ample opportunity to work out the kinks.

            Given M. Juneau's track record I'm expecting that it will be very good.

        2. re: Maximilien

          Yep, the name is very confusing. They should change it.

          1. re: Shattered

            Sure... they should change it now that everyone knows about it and that it was in the EnRoute best restaurants of 2012...

            1. re: Glaff

              lol. "Everyone", eh? I'd never heard it on anyone's lips and I live just off Parc just below the park. Foodies live in their own little world.

              Besides that, En Route is a freaking airline magazine, not the Globe and Mail, Maclean's or whatever - hmmm, come to think of it, I guess it passes for national media as much as anything in Canada, LMAO. Nonetheless, significantly more people check in with Foursquare, particularly if they aren't from this quaint little place where the in-flight reading is somehow one of our supposed major media players.

              1. re: Shattered

                Happy Valentine's Day Shattered. En Route's restaurant ratings are well known in this country. It doesn't matter whether it is an airline magazine; they have pretty good reviewers. (never heard of foursquare unless you are talking about the playground game).

        3. FYI, they have a Facebook page where they've posted at least one menu du jour:

          https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pastag...

          1. I asked them to post a menu... I like it. Will try it.

            1. So it's been over a month. Has anyone else been? How did you like it?

              It would be nice if they posted a more recent menu, the last one dates from before Christmas.

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              1. re: sweettoothMTL

                Word on the street is that they opened when they weren't yet ready and are having to adjust things a bit. I would give them a bit of time and wait for the media reviews.

              2. yes i've been there 4 times since its opening and it's great. The food, the wine, the service, everything is good.