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Gilda's Italian Restaurant and Lounge
Gilda's Italian Restaurant and Lounge

Gilda's Italian Restaurant and Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gildasitalianrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (503) 688-5066
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM
    Dinner:Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Marco Roberti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for further information on our take-out catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant is available for all company, private, birthday, rehearsal and retirement parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Roberti (503) 224-0051

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 16th Ave
  • Public Transit: We are located right off the MAX transit line, just a couple blocks from Jeld-Wen Stadium.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking.
A word from Gilda's Italian Restaurant and Lounge
Authentic regional Italian cuisine. Serving local, organic, and sustainable.

Full service drink menu including house cocktails, 14 draught beers, and a selection of Italian and local wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Outstanding food - the Rigatoni Norma was especially good and the meatballs are the best in Portland"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Next to Lincoln High and Providence Park Stadium, this Italian restaurant is outstanding in all respects, especially the food. The cocktails are excellent as well."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. It was a very special occasion."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Gilda's is our favorite Italian restaurant in Portland. Service is outstanding, and the food is great. I am a fan of traditional Italian fare, and can recommend Gilda's spaghetti and meatballs--just like Grandma used to make."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Gilda's has become a favorite for my wife and me. Good food, service and atmosphere. And the usually have gluten a free pasta option available."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Always enjoyed my meal, but this time I had the veal dish and the meat was practically raw. Had to send it back, got the excuse that the veal culet is thicker then others. This excuse does not cut it since a good cook should know when if the meat is not cooked enough no matter what the thickness is. The food was very tasting, and my wife enjoy her dinner this is why rated the food as good."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I've been to Gilda's several times, and enjoyed it with large groups and small. I like the family atmosphere. The food is home style Italian, and can be satisfyingly good. The service is always very good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Love the happy hour in the VERY unassuming bar, but I've frequented the white tablecloth version a couple of times lately and have found it to be what I'm looking for in fine dining--excellent service, quiet, pleasant surroundings and darn good food, not rave-about food, but really good, fresh food served piping hot with care. If you order the right thing, beet salad-- add scallops, side of vegetable that includes cauliflower, it can be sublime. Sauces are good. spaghetti and meatballs are very good for a restaurant (I'm Italian with a cook's heritage). I can't wait to go again to come up with the perfect choice. I know it's there."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food, varied menu and excellent service. Our new favorite Italian"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "everyone, especially our server, nicole, went an extra mile to make this birthday celebration special for someone turning 101 years old! the food was fabulous, the staff accommodating and the ambiance delightful. every bite of food was incredible, from salads to veal cutlet to ice cream. we will definitely return for more!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Gilda's is one of our favorite local Italian restaurant. The people are always so friendly from the cook behind the counter saying hello. I had their caprice salad for the first time last week and it was one of the very best. They always have an excellent veal dish prepared in different ways. And not that many restaurants have veal nos. Also fresh halibut prepared normally prepared in caper sauce."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food and service. Fabulous Caesar salD. Spaghetti and meatballs are great. Only place I know that serve cherries Amerine."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "At least our fifth time at Gilda's, coming up from Salem. Food is always excellent. Very busy before a Timbers match. Server was very familiar with the menu and offered suggestions. We enjoy dining at Gilda's and bringing guests."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is a jewel of a find. We dined here twice before plays at A.R.T and will make it our go-to restaurant, it's that special."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We searched OpenTable to find a place to go for our anniversary and this was the first time using the app and it was wonderful! Food and service was great!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "On the Sunday after the Fourth of July, we were looking for a quiet place that was close by. Gilda's was perfect. We had a panzionale that was to die for, vongole with a saffron sauce and the fresh papardelle with wild boar ragu. Oh my. It was all delicious and just what we needed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We love this place! The food is always perfect and delicious. The service is friendly and very helpful; attentive. The menu selections are always inviting and never disappointing!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food was prepared very well. Service was good and good variety of wines by the glass. Would go back for either lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a great dinner @ Gilda's as we took friends to our neighborhood gem to celebrate my birthday, and we all enjoyed something different. Great veal special, great halibut special, spectacular fruit salad special!!! Momma's meatballs and Ahi were HUGE home runs for the guys. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gilda's!!! And our friends said they will definitely return again - and Gilda's remains my favorite Goose Hollow spot to dine!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A week ago we visited Gilda's and had a delicious dinner an enjoyable evening. So, we decided to return and bring another couple. The table we had requested was ready and we were seated promptly......took us a while to order drinks, I ordered 2 bottles of wine.Selena, our waitress put both of them on the table, opened the white and poured a full glass for my guest. When I asked who might taste it before she served it, I was ignored. She then showed me the red. it was 3 years off the vintage on the menu. Told her this was not what I ordered and she said the wine list had not been updated in awhile. we will return.............but make sure we add we DO NOT WANT SELENA TO WAIT ON US."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We come reasonably often to Gilda's, and this evening gave us reason to continue to come back. We started with the caprese special; the burrata was perfect and the heirloom tomatoes were delicious. My spouse had the spaghetti & meatballs, and I had the eggplant rigatoni. My spouse always gets that dish, as it is her absolute favorite in town. I have tried many dishes here, though I think this may be my new favorite. The spice in the sauce was a perfect foil to the eggplant. We finished with the affrogato; simple yet elegant."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The dishes were both creative without losing their traditional roots. Food was fresh with local ingredients, prepared perfectly. We split pastas and entrees to enjoy a traditional meal. It was wonderful and we'll be going back this Saturday with some friends from the East Coast."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My Husband and I have visited Gilda's on about 5 occasions. Every visit has been terrific. As former NYers' we think that Gilda's is the best Italian restaurant that we have been to in Portland. The service is outstanding and the meals have all been great. It is a small dining area and the conversational level is a little high but we had no problem having a good conversation with the two friends we took there for dinner. It is our favorite place to take guests for an enjoyable culinary experience. Robert and Norma"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The good was fresh and flavorful. The atmosphere was cozy and warm. A great place to experience home style Italian cooking kicked up a few notches!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "7 people in our party including four kids, they added 20% to our bill so I'm not sure if that's why the service was horrible. first round of bread in olive oil is free but then you have to pay a dollar each for each additional round spaghetti and meatballs were great but the special was tasteless. Service was extremely slow. Since there is several great Italian restaurants in the area, I will not return because of the poor service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My Mom, Dad, and myself dined at Gilda's the evening of my graduation celebration. This restaurant was highly recommended by a couple of coworkers who frequently dine in the Portland area. I was looking for a place with a beautiful and quiet ambiance, and excellent food. Gilda's delivered very well on both counts, and I will tell all of my friends what a wonderful place this is!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good food and great service. Lovely atmosphere. Will go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the decor of the restaurant, the staff were friendly and helpful. We chose Gildas because of the proximity to the Artists Repertory Theater and had not dined there before. It was an early Friday evening. The noise level was excessive, to the point that we felt we had to speak loudly and lean toward each other in order to hear, which really diminished the dining experience. In fact, it was a relief to get outside and be able to converse normally again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time in 18 years I have lived in Portland I found Broholie (pronounced Broshole) on a menu. Growing up Italian in central NY it was my favorite meal and I have not seen it on a menu west of MS river. The dish was prepared differently but it still warmed my heat and my belly. Kudos to the Chef making great classic Italian food priced reasonably. They do it right here they way Italian food is meant to be served to encourage people of all walks of life to sit down share ideas, spend time together, and have a great meal. I will bring my parents to this restaurant when they come visit. To add validity to this statement my parents have their own cooking show in central NY, ran a pasta making company, and a restaurant. C u soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our second visit to this lovely Italian restaurant was as good as the first. Creative menu, good service, good servicing sizes. This place is great for pre-theater (Artists Repertory), and a nice place to take friends and family."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was some of the best Italian we have had since we visited Italy some six years ago. It was authentic and the pairings of sauces and food were perfect. I had the homemade pasta with the seafood and it was to die for! We had two desserts that were wonderful. One was the waffle anise cookies with berries and creams. Good was a special occasion or when you just want to take yourself back to Italy for a few hours."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Basic Italian cuisine done without pretense or much creativity. Fair value price versus quality. The wine list could use a refresh."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a great place to go before plays at Artist's Rep. The food is always delicious, and the ambience is very nice."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Lovely meal of halibut, super quantity of veggies & a KILLER polenta cake! We adore Gilda's! We were even serenaded with an excellent, Italian solo by an inspired guest of the restaurant! The wait staff did a great job keeping our emptied water glasses full, too!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our server was, how can I say this, unique. Lacked the calm professionalism that we are used to at Gilda's. The food was just so, so. We have been to Gilda's several times and have been very happy with the service and food but this last time was not great. We'll go again but if the experience is the same we'll move this restaurant to the bottom of our list. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food. And service were excellent as usual. Special cannelloni was good and the serving size was substantial. Cherries Amerindian are superb."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Table in the back of the restaurant was quiet and private, exactly what we wanted. Food was delicious and portions generous. Everyone at our table wants to go back."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "After having walked past Gilda's several times and wanting to try it, I took the opportunity to treat my mother to dinner there on Mother's Day. We were completely impressed. The service was personalized and attentive. The food is delicious, and extremely well balanced in flavor. We had an extremely enjoyable experience and my fiancee and I will be returning for Happy Hour and romantic dinners in the future. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a sweet little restaurant that is easy to get into on a Saturday night and won't disappoint. I have had two celebratory family events there, and it has been wonderful."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Perfect place for pre-theatre dining at Artist's Rep. Main dishes are always good with excellent salads. Fish specials are cooked perfectly though my husband always orders the great spaghetti and meatballs. Prices get a little high adding on salads with a glass of wine and coffee and maybe desert, though servings are very generous so usually don't have room for yummy sounding deserts."
    Dined on 5/9/2014