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Iorio Restaurant
Iorio Restaurant
  • Address:
    912 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
    Portland, OR 97214
    Southeast Portland
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Iorio Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ioriorestaurant.com
  • Email: info@ioriorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (503) 445-4716
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Christopher R Thompson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering:

  • Private Party Contact: Hilary Benson (503) 445-4716

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th & Hawthorne
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Iorio Restaurant
EST 2005 Traditional, homestyle Italian food. Named BEST RESTAURANT 2010. Chef/owned and operated by Hilary & Chris Thompson.
The Oregonian: a destination for home-style southern Italian cooking.
10best.com: Welcome to heaven.
Vanguard: Truly extraordinary food.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Prices reasonable. Service great. Food outstanding. Not a huge selection but definitely enough variety and great menu for kids."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "All three entrees were great. Very good pasta dish, absolutely necessary for an Italian restaurant. The prices matched the quality. This was our fifth or sixth time, so we obviously like it."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Iorio is our favorite "special occasion" destination in Portland! The menu selections and stellar service make Iorio "the" place to return. Thanks to all for a wonderful evening & anniversary celebration. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Wonderful from our first step in the door. Our waiter provided great service without hovering. I love this restaurant serves water without ice, too! Not a typical pasta only Italian menu either. Quite a variety with complex to simple choices. I had the ravioli and was quite surprised at the quality and quantity. There were actual pieces is chicken in them - not that finely ground stuff you can't really taste you find so often. The sauce was rich without smothering. There were so many ravioli I took half home and had a generous serving for lunch ghe next day. I will definitely go back more often!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We have eaten here a number of times and this one met our expectations for service and food. The restaurant can be a bit noisy when full but that is my only comment on he downside. I had the vegetarian lasagne. I am gluten free and although other restaurants do some pastas this places makes their own I believe and getting a sheet style dish like lasagne was special. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This was a restuarant that took me back to Brooklyn, with old fashioned, well prepared Italian cooking. We were served abundant portions, heated bread with humus-- garlic and it was fairly priced. The service was very good but the noise level was at times a bit intrusive. However, given the mean age of their diners, it probably made little difference. Looking forward to a return visit only at an earlier dinner hour to avoid the din of conversational sound and try other items on the menu."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were provided many gluten free options by caring, friendly wait staff. What we tried was delicious, especially the catch of the day. A generous serving of well prepared and presented Pacific cod on a bed of perfectly done veggies and gluten free home made orzo. We shall return!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We dined Wed night, on April 9 with a Groupon for $25 and told the waiter we were dining with a Groupon and presented it when we sat down at the table and gave it to him with our payment. After we left the restaurant, we realized that the waiter had not taken off the $25 from the bill, but had instead taken our $20 tip and our $25 discount and pocket it for himself. We have left two messages with the restaurant and they haven't returned our phone calls."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Besides the fabulous food and fast friendly attentive service the personal visit & conversation with Chef Chris was delightful and genuine. Can't wait to take a cooking class from Chef Chris. Obvious he loves what he does and appreciates his customers."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Not our first rodeo there, so to speak..food was excellent as always that's why we come back even though it's a trek for us from Hillsboro, but way to loud had to shout to have any conversation, so a bit disappointed by that. Live guitarist was wonderful but once again too loud to enjoy him. We're still big fans and will return and recommend to all! PS the online reservations ask what the occasion is if any and we always put what it is,birthday etc., but never an acknowledgement to us about it..so curious, whats the interest for?? ~Cheers"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great food and great service! The food always surpasses expectation and there are always many gluten free options!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great restaurant! We had a wonderful server and the food was amazing. Their homemade pasta was excellent. My only complaint was there was a guy playing guitar, it was beautiful music, but he was plugged into an amp which in such a small restaurant was extremely loud, we would have been able to hear him just fine without the amplification. The food was worth it though!!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We began the meal by sharing the gnocci special; it was made with a cheese sauce that was really spectacular. For entrees, we had the pasta with sauce and the ravioli special. The portions are very generous for the price, so we both had to take a box home. (We were very happy to take some home, as we got to extend our great meal for another day.)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The wait staff were very nice -- very interested in you feeling comfortable and enjoying yourself. That, together with good food, what more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "One of the best cannoli's I've ever had! Also our waiter, Cooper, was a very nice guy and steered us towards some interesting wine selections not on the menu. Very good Groupon find!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Good service, food OK, nothing special. There are many better choices in PDX."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The chicken ravioli almost tasted like my Nonna's. it was an exceptional experience in Portland's food scene."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I think Iorio serves some of the best homemade pasta in Portland. The sauces are terrific and very reminiscent of old Italy. The menu isn't huge but what is on it is prime. I would have given Iorio 5 stars if it wasn't for the high noise level. But I have to say that it is happy noise...people enjoying good food, good wine and good company."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We loved this little spot! Wonderful service, food, ambiance. Best birthday dining experience ever. Perfect evening. We'll be back soon !"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Been dining here for nearly ten years and has never disappointed. Great food, great wine. Warm and cozy ambience, a real treat."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Second time we've been to Iorio. Food is excellent & they have lots of vegetarian options. Service was also very good. It was super busy on Friday night so its not a quiet place but its lively."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Was so pleasantly surprised. Whenever you can find a restaurant that knocks your socks off, that is a rare day at least for me. I was impressed by This place at every level."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our second time at Iorio and both were wonderful. We had different dishes each time and each was a complete delight. I am a huge eggplant fan and theirs is the best I've ever had. The lamb Ragoot is memorable and the fish and ravioli were perfect. Both my husband and love this restaurant and we plan to go back frequently."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "For my birthday this year I knew we were going to dinner, but I didn't know where. When we started towards lower Southeast, I immediately knew our destination. Our meal was incredible. From the house-made pickles on the cheese platter to the cannoli, there wasn't a single off note in the entire meal. Thank you, Iorio!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "When friends come from out of town, we try to find a new place to have dinner that has interesting food and something they would not find in their small coastal town. We had read of Iorio on a website of gluten-free-friendly places. What a find this was, even for the "gluten eaters". We all loved this place and we local folks will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Iorio is a great little restaurant for any occasion. The house made pasta is always perfectly cooked. On this visit, the kitchen had a slightly heavy hand with the salt in the sauce for the clam pasta, but it was still delicious. We never miss the cornmeal crusted calamari dish - it is perfection. The cocktails are always well made and there is a nice selection of wine by the glass. The servers are very friendly and the service is efficient. It remains on our regular rotation."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday as he loves Italian and we wanted to try someplace new. The space was cool, nothing fancy but perfect for us. Our server was awesome - he was really positive, upbeat, new his information, etc. We each ordered pasta dishes that were good (not mind blowing) but good. We did not like the wine we opted for (Barbera) which was a bummer. I think if I lived in the neighborhood this would be a total gem and great place for a nice meal out. I am not sure it is so much of a destination spot but I would definitely try it again if in the area."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We love going to Iorio! The service is always excellent and the food is outstanding.We are always made to feel special when dining there. Iorio is our favorite restaurant in Portland!!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have been to Iorio's multiple times and are always pleased. The service is sufficiently attentive without being obtrusive. The menu is updated and has lots of variety. Even with all my dietary restrictions, I always find several things to choose from. Many items are offered in a gluten free version, and don't suffer at all from the substitutions. The restaurant is quiet enough that I can hear my friends at the other end of the table."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable Sunday night dinner at Iorio. The food and service were both very good and the guitar player added a wonderful dimension to the evening. Perfect music for a restaurant; beautiful classical guitar played quietly. Loved it!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Really, really great food. Iorio features live music on Sunday nights, which is when we went. The musician played Spanish style guitar which was wonderful. Our waiter was very personable and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "If you want great homemade Italian food with a flair, this is it! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We don't know why it took so long to return to this delicious spot. Like our past food all of our dishes we fabulous not a single suggestion to improve. It does seem to be becoming more popular and that is our biggest concern."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great little neighborhood restaurant serving very tasty Italian. Love, love, love it that they have several gluten free and vegetarian options. Food was delicious and not overpriced (although I thought the wine was). Service was friendly and just the right amount of attentiveness. Warm and inviting atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Every visit to Iorio holds something delicious. Attentive service matches the high quality food and beverage. Inventive seasonal dishes pair nicely with standard favorites (be sure to try the foccacia with butternut squash & roasted garlic spread - only $3!). It's not an issue for me, but they offer many gluten-free selections. Very kid-friendly too. Whether visiting for a special occasion or just a dinner out, you will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We tried Iorio recently. Our waiter was friendly, although the service was slow. I had the beet salad. The dressing and the greens were good, although the beets were sliced pretty thin. We then had vegetable lasagna and Fresine. While we appreciated the gluten free options, the food was fine, but not so good that we would come back for more. The restaurant is loud. It was difficult to have a conversation with someone sitting across the table."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We started with the calamari, which is unique and very tasty. My spouse ordered a pizza and I had the frezine (fresh pasta) and meatballs. Both were really great. We wanted to order the chocolate chip cookies (best in town), yet we were too full from the meal. The wines we ordered were very good with the food. Overall, it was a great evening."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Iorio's pays attention - whether it be to the interesting and consistently delicious food that is offered, or the quality of service given by the staff - their menu is varied and features many gluten-free choices including a gorgeous vegetable lasagna that is a testament to their ability to make GF heavenly."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was very good and timely. I just enjoyed the experience, which many restaurants only offer good food not the experience."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Cozy ambiance coupled with excellent food. A little noisy at first but it calmed down as people finished their meals and left. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They were attentive without being intrusive. The food was unique and tasty."
    Dined on 3/19/2014