Gilda's Italian Restaurant
Great Italian! The halibutGreat Italian! The halibut is the best I've ever had. D-lish!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, great atmosphereThe food at Gilda's is really fantastic. The table ordered the pappardelle with wild boar, tagliatelle bolognese, and special for the night--halibut picatta. All of the food was wonderful. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente, the wild boar ragu had great flavor, and wasn't too gamey tasting. The halibut picatta seemed like an odd combination when we ordered it, but the halibut was wonderful and the lemon caper sauce did not overpower it's flavor, but complimented it very well. The service was a little slow, but we were in no rush so it wasn't much of a problem. Our server seemed like they may have been new so that could have had something to do with it. Overall great restaurant, and we will definitely be going back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice atmosphere. NiceVery nice atmosphere. Nice place to go with friends to visit--not too noisy. Good food5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything's greatThis was my second time at Gilda's and I plan to go back many times.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, attentive service,Fabulous food, attentive service, diverse and creative menu. This is a wonderful restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy halibut!Great fresh halibut piccata! Mouth watering, worthy of return visits. We came back 3 times in 2 weeks.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurantMy husband had the wild boar ragu and he thought it was excellent. My daughter had the risotta and loved it. I had the crab pasta and it was good though not great. The appetizers were fantastic. Great service. We would go back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought first time dinersWe brought first time diners to share with us before the theater and they were thrilled and we were pleased to see Gilda's at its best. i have sampled most of the menu so usually have the special. I now recommend those and select them as special attention always makes those a delicious choice.
Marco, the owner, came to our table to see how we all were enjoying our meal. Emilio, head waiter, was his always gracious self.
Another pleasant dining experience.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for pre-theater.We were there for pre-theater. Excellent food. The entree, a fish, was just right. The side veggies were perfection. We had cocktails rather than wine, but the wine list seemed reasonable. The reservation process was painless.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten here severalWe have eaten here several times and it is always excellent. We dined Saturday night (4-13-13) with friends we originally introduced to Gilda's and brought a new friend with us. We all had a great meal and the service as always was spot on. We will be back soon.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMwfrequent visits.Great, authentic Italian food. We liked it so much that we came back 2 days later.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGilda's doesn't sound Italian, butFood was exceptional, as was our server, Selena. She was extremely knowledgeable about the preparation of dishes, allowing my wife to make some requests for variations in seasoning. The food reminded us of what we ate in Rome a few years ago. In particular, my wife's Chicken Saltimbocca was about as good is possible. My pappardelle with duck ragu was delicious and lightly sauced in the true Italian style, not drenched with sauce in the American style. Prices for wine by the glass were exceptionally reasonable for the Downtown/Pearl/NW 21st/23rd area. A thoroughly enjoyable meal.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant, attentiveWonderful restaurant, attentive but not intrusive waitstaff. Everyone smiled, including kitchen staff. Food very good, expertly prepared and served with appropriate time between courses.
Good restaurant that we will visit again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for before the theaterPerfect for before the theater ( next door to the Portland's Artist Repertory Theater) dinner. Service was good, waiter friendly. We had excellent seafood choices. Would return.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meatballs andOutstanding meatballs and spagetti. My wife had the halibut picada which she thought was great. She says Gildas has the best ceasar salad in Portland. We are consistently pleased wit Gildas and go there often.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful. OurThe food was wonderful. Our table was ready when we walked in. The service was great! The owner stopped by to check on our meal. Overall, a great experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!!! ExcellentLove this place!!! Excellent food!! Super friendly staff! Both the caesar and the pear salads were excellent. The pasta is homemade and yummy!! Even the oil for dipping bread was exceptional.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!!!Excellent food and service!!! The best chicken risotto I have ever had!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect for a dinner and theaterperfect for a dinner and theater date as it is directly across the street from Artist Repertory Theater.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cesear salad is, accordingThe cesear salad is, according to my wife, the best in Portland. The veal marsala and the spagetti and meatballs were ecellent as always. A great spot if you like good italian food.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the famous spaghettiI had the famous spaghetti and meatballs and my wife had the osso bucco. Both were excellent . We started with the blue salad and the ceasar salad. Those were great as well. We topped it off with the excellent cherries amarene. Great night.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM