WOW, I cannot say enough about this restaurant! There was actually a hostess when we walked in, we did not have to wave for someone! We went early, so not many people there, I think we will go when it is later and more people! Joe was our waiter, very nice, attentive and knew the menu! I did not have to find him for a second glass of wine,he was right there to ask if I'd like another! Thank you Joe! Our food, one word.....amazing! Beth had the lamb, flavorful,cooked perfectly with equally great tasting sides! I ordered the steak with fries, a perfect choice, my steak was perfectly cooked, best one I have had in years, flavor top notch, tender, juicy, fries seasoned with I am not sure what, but so good I would eat them daily! My steak came with these fab fries and garlic green beans, flavors were exploding in my mouth! We went for my Birthday, and we could not have chosen a better place! I simply cannot wait to go again, do not miss Pistiche, it is going to be my go to place!! Looking forward to trying their other dishes, prices were affordable and portions are good size, you cannot go wrong, I have finally found my kind of place in Tucson! Thank you!
We went there for Mother's Day Brunch and it was wonderful. The food was delicious and the ambiance was nice and peaceful. The service was also great and lively. We will definitely return!
Went for Mother’s Day. All in all was pretty good. The kitchen seemed to be running a little slow. Food was good and worth the price.
We enjoy the restaurant as a nice place for "date night", or entertaining visitors. They make you feel special, some desserts are huge. There always seems to be something on the menu to please everyone.
Pastiche did a VERY nice Mother's Day Brunch. My mother-in-law loved it, and insisted we go back again sometime. Good food, good service, and good atmosphere.
Mother’s Day and a wonderful time being together. However with three children we had expected to be able to order quickly. We were not able because they had run out of children’s menus and we had to wait nearly 20 minutes to order.
Great Mothers Day Brunch! Loved my mimosa and special French toast. They gave all the mothers 15$ gift cards for a future meal as well which was a very nice touch!
Eating at Pastiche is always a pleasure. My son treated me to a Mothers Day brunch. The food was delicious, the service was timely, and the owners greeted all of the costumers. It is a wonderful venue for good food and good conversation.
The staff were exceptionally accommodating of our large group. Food was delicious and there was a great selection that most all people would enjoy. Thank you for helping us celebrate a special occasion and Mothers' Day!
We were in Tucson for a graduation and went to Pastiche after the Friday evening ceremony. Pastiche has a reverse happy hour, which lowered the price of some items. The owner was there and made the rounds of the tables welcoming diners and making sure everyone was comfortable and that food preferences and restrictions were handled without issues. Food was well presented and very good. We felt pampered and well fed.
This is by far one of the rare finds we have come across in regards to dining. We arrived about 5 minutes before happy hour. Most restaurants wouldn't even mention happy hour was still going on, but not our server. She promptly informed us that if we wanted to take advantage of the happy hour specials we had 5 minutes before the computer switched over to the regular pricing, which was a very nice thing to do. Can't beat a 13.00 glass of wine for $5.00. Not only is the happy hour a great deal for both food and drinks but the food is absolutely outstanding. This is a menu that has something for everyone and everything we ordered was Fantastic, especially the Shark and Chips.
Very friendly staff including the owners who stop by during your meal to make sure you are happy with everything. This is something rarely done these days. They are sincere about people enjoying their meal.
On another note, I know it's not the bar scene on University Street, but honestly, U of A students are missing out on some truly great quality food and beverage for very, very reasonable pricing. The happy hour pricing is comparable to any other bar but the quality of the food and drink is quite superior.
Between graduation ceremonies when we only had an hour, we drove back to eat there and enjoy a 2nd round of happy hour and shark (okay, I'm the only one who ordered the shark, but i liked it enough to order it 2 days in a row)!!!
I very rarely leave reviews, so it has to be in my top 5% of dining experiences to leave one. Thanks again for accommodating our tight schedule 2 days in a row. Much appreciated.
I am always grateful for your waitstaff and kitchen in being flexible with the menu to meet my dietary needs (gluten free).
I also appreciate that you accommodate my requests for an out-of-the-way table for my group's monthly business meeting. However, the music is turned up too loudly and is a distraction.
This was our first time visiting since it changed hands. We loved the ambiance, decor, attentive staff, displayed art by local artists, and food presentation. Every dish was cooked to perfection starting with the Calamari appetizer which was delicately seasoned, fresh, and definitely the best I've had in Tucson. The Peppered Grilled Australian Rack of Lamb was cooked to request and a side salad replaced the asparagus. Two of us ordered the San Francisco Style "Cioppino" on angel hair pasta which was to die for, and the Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi was so good, none was left to take home even though we each ordered dessert! Our compliments to the chefs. The desserts were decadent. We had the flour-less chocolate cake, brownies with coffee ice cream, and lemon cake with strawberries and whip cream. Oh my goodness, everything was so delicious. We will definitely be back to try other dishes and to just come for a drink and dessert. I've already recommended Pastiche to numerous friends and have plans to return in the near future. Prior to leaving, we made a point of meeting the new owner, Judy, and let her know what a wonderful experience we had. There wasn't anything I could think of improving!
The wild mushroom soup was "excellent." My mahi-mahi was over-cooked and a bit dry and the salsa on it was imperceptible as to any distinct flavor. However, my wife had the portabello mushroom dish and she said it was very good. Service was good but not attentive.
The new owners have added some new menu options that made eating here even more interesting and satisfying. It is one of a handful of top Tucson spots for business lunches and pre-theatre dining and the service is superb.
Great food and service as always. Smaller bistro portions are a bonus. Noise not excessive. Easy to have a conversation. Owner frequently stops by to ask about food and service. Good value.
Our first time at this restaurant. Excellent food and service. We will definitely return to try more of the dishes.
This is ia really good restaurant with good food! Their age old favorite mushroom soup is really goo and not too heavy or creamy. They offer "bistro" sized portions (smaller ) which we really like. The wait staff is very peasant and accommodating.
We love Pastiche! The food and service are always top-notch, and the prices are very reasonable. Many menu items can be ordered in bistro portions as well. Keep up the great work!
Came for early pre-theatre cocktails and dinner.
Recommended by yelp, Pastiche was a delightful surprise in an unassuming strip mall. Dinner before a concert, it was a perfect choice for an early date meal. While it lists itself as business casual, casual dress seemed fine. The food was very good (although I'm not vegetarian, I enjoyed the grilled Portobello with sweet potato cakes and quinoa); my partner loved her NY strip... but the accompanying rice wasn't very flavorful. The prickly pear lemonade was yummy and sweet (one free refill). Try the signature mushroom soup!
Our server was attentive and even the owner stopped by our table to greet us. Happy we used Open Table for reservations. It wasn't busy at 5:00, but we got a table by the window, which is always nice.
We were in Tucson for a business Conference and enjoyed are meal at Pastiche the most. Our server, Drevin, was energetic, knowledgeable and his enthusiasm made the dinner special. I enjoyed the Pork Oslo Bucco with mushroom risotto and my husband loved his Seafood Cioppino. We shared a delicious beat and mozzarella. The menu had many choices. We were very pleased with this restaurant.
Had a wonderful meal . it was crusted pepper corn scallops.
Pastiche is one of our favorite restaurants. Always an excellent meal and great service.
Well normally it is a great experience, but this time the service was very slow. We waited close to an hour for our full service to be completed. Also some of the vegetables were over cooked.
We had a wonderful evening at Pastiche while vacationing in Tucson ... found them on Open Table and reviews were good so we decided to give them a try. Four of us were seated in a roomy booth and greeted by our waiter - Roberto. He was wonderful - very knowledgeable on the evening's specials and the menu overall. He's very passionate about his job and made our evening memorable.
For appetizers, we shared the calamari - it was lightly breaded and had a great dipping sauce- and the truffle fries - YUM ! I had a salad topped with Salmon - everything was very fresh. My husband had the Duck Breast dinner special - perfectly prepared. I can't remember what the other couple had but I do remember that they both raved about their dinners. Oh, and did I mention that it was a Wednesday evening with 1/2 price bottles of wine - so we enjoyed a higher price wine that we would normally order. Highly recommend this restaurant and ask for Roberto as your waiter !
I made a reservation for a friend and I so we could have a nice lunch in a setting that easily allowed conversation. Our server was so friendly and helped us determine what to order. I'm sensitive to garlic, so he made sure the pesto was on the side of the polenta stack. The food was absolutely delicious!!!
It is one of the few restaurants in Tucson that maintains an environment conducive to quiet talking with your friends. Too many restaurants in Tucson play music too loud and have not implemented ways to reduce the noise levels which is unfortunate.
Excellent place for half a dozen regularly to celebrate Easter.
Fabulous fresh and creative cuisine with warm and personable expert service. Charming interior- fun and comfortable. Scallops to die for, seasonal twists, something for everyone / breakfast and Easter Brunch entrees all tempting and hard to choose, so will definitely have to come soon again to try some others..,dinner menu looked great also.
Our party of three senior couples (sixty-something to eighty-something) was seated in Pastiche's large booth on south side of the restaurant's front door for an early-ish Saturday dinner following a matinee theater performance. Our varied meals all were perfectly prepared and served, and after dinner our prompt, articulate waiter volunteered on his own to deliver three separate checks, all correctly calculated (most appreciated). Also, and very important to us hearing-challenged diners, the low ambient noise level in the front of the house allowed all of us to chat, and actually hear one another, throughout the meal. Well done Pastiche!
Visiting Tucson on our 30th anniversary. Got a tip to try this restaurant from a waiter at another restaurant! Had a wonderful dinner here. Loved the food and the ambiance!
We hadn't been to Pastische for several years so we decided to try it again. The scallops were delish! My husband's steak special tasted good but was so grislely that it was hard to cut. When we made the waiter aware of the issue, they made it right by comping the meal. We really enjoyed the ambiance - quiet enough to hold a conversation! We will definitely return!
Nice quiet restaurant for both locals and those in search for a good meal and good cocktails. Food is always good here and the art for sale on the walls are a nice touch and great conversation pieces.
We have been going the Pastiche for years to celebrate special occasions. This was no exception, with it being our 50th wedding anniversary to be shared with friends. Everything was exceptional.....food, service, ambiance, and seating in our favorite booth. Jim did an outstanding job making sure everything was perfect and ended the meal with a special dessert for our special day. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a consistently excellent experience with a personal touch!
We had a delicious dinner in a very attractive atmosphere. The service was excellent.
First visit for me & I was pleased. The service was friendly & efficient. My beet salad was tasty & I enjoyed it but was slightly overdressed for me. My dad ordered the filet and was pleased & I had the Mahi Mahi & it was perfectly prepared—light, crisp & very tasty. We will return.
Pastiche has been a great restaurant . We eat there at least one or two times per month. It is a good stop after the Tucson Symphony and ATC. The new ownership has done a great job of continuing the restaurants performance.
Everything was great with the exception of the tall young kid who sat us!
He went to sit us at a high top and I told him I reserved a regular table and he said we don't have any of those available.
I told him that I saw one in another area and he said it needed to be bused. I told him it appeared to already have been bused? We were both looking at the bused table and he argued no it has not been bused! I told a three times it appears bused, then he seem aggravated and sat us at that table!
Rule 101; don't argue/lie to customers!
This kid need to go back in the kitchen and work, he's obviously not ready for the big time!!
We had a delicious Irish dinner on St Patrick’s Day. As usual, the food was dependably tasty and nicely presented. The staff went out of their way to make certain we were satisfied with everything. They strive to make eating there a positive experience. It is!