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Established in 1983, Pastaworks is one of the premiere specialty food stores in the United States. Through its retail locations Pastaworks offers one of the largest selections of Italian wines in the country (and Italy!) as well as wines from Spain and hard to find wines from small, quality oriented Northwest producers. The cheese selection is unparalleled in the Northwest and the grocery selection features the finest olive oils and vinegars available.

Pastaworks offers the best available products from the Mediterranean world (and sometimes beyond) based on the premise that eating and drinking should be pleasure as well as necessity. Pastaworks' foods and wines provide customers with the staples for a culinary journey to a part of the world where gastronomic enjoyment is part of a way of life.

It's certainly a way of life for the de Garmo family who own and operate the business. Peter who began the business in 1983 now runs the two stores with his son Kevin. Peter's wife Pat contributes her vast knowledge of cooking and Kevin's wife Kaie helps out on the marketing side of things. The youngest member of the Pastaworks family is Lola, who at the age of twelve continues to show promise in the food and wine industry.

During the course of any year the de Garmo clan spreads out around the globe, from Torino to Singapore to London to New York to experience the best and most exciting foods and wines to be found. Pastaworks also works closely with the growing NW community of farmers, ranchers, artisan food producers and wine makers to showcase the best products of this amazing region.