Mucca Osteria
Mucca Osteria

Mucca Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muccaosteria.com/
  • Phone: (503) 227-5521
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Simone Savaiano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer an intimate setting in our mezzanine with seating up to 30 people and a full bar. We will work with you to create personalized menus, including wine pairings to create an unforgettable experience. Our entire restaurant is also available for private affairs.
  • Private Party Contact: Simone Savaiano 5032275521x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th St.
  • Public Transit: Portland Streetcar: SW 11th & Alder (Southbound to Waterfront) and SW 12th & Morrison (Northbound to NW 23rd)
    MAX Station: Blue and Red line at Galleria/SW 10th Ave (Westbound to Beaverton) and Library/SW 9th Ave (Eastbound to Gresham or Airport)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking available, Smart Park parking garage on SW 10th between Morrison and Yamhill
A word from Mucca Osteria
Mucca Osteria serves truly authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, elegant atmosphere. We make our bread, pasta, and desserts fresh in house using traditional Italian recipes. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Chef/Sommelier Simone Savaiano carefully sources ingredients from local farmers and prepares dishes that will transport you to Italy. Our extensive wine list includes over 190 labels from various regions of Italy. For the ultimate dining experience, Mucca’s five-course tasting menu offers an array of memorable appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Grazie, ci vediamo presto!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Mucca Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (79)special occasion (58)romantic (55)notable wine list (53)neighborhood gem (45)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Quaint and cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service was top notch! Great wine list and full bar. Food was well prepared and tasty. I had the pork shoulder dish. It was so tender but for my liking, would have liked more sauce and the meat a little more seasoned. That's one of my favorite things about Italian food. The bread basket was truly amazing. 5 types of house made breads. No butter needed! Overall was very good..
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mucca hit all the marks.
    DBinPdx
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food, the service and the ambience were all superb. Oh yes, and the wine... a great selection. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Service was impeccable. The food was good, but not outstanding. I had the duck. In order to impress with the presentation, it came sliced and nicely arranged. The problem with this, is that it was cold. I would have preferred a solid chunk of meat that held it's heat. Presentation got in the way of overall quality.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance with a side of Tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    If they still have the special appi "prosciutto wrapped cream mozzarella", GET IT! Amazing flavor, seriously addicting! I always have the gnocchi, because it's everything you hope for: creamy with seasonal mushrooms & guanciale (like a prosciutto) - perfect balance! For dessert I had their pannacotta and some of the other girls had their vanilla bourbon gelato with a shot of espresso poured over the top! It looked & smelled wonderful... Mucca's ambiance is wonderful as well: big front window, white table cloths, low light, and little sparkling white lights everywhere! Great place for a romantic dinner or holiday party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LA picky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Amazing food. The scallops with Parmesan truffle fondue!! The best!! Pastas are beautiful the wine choices available are bountiful. Don't miss this incredible find!! Thank you Mucca for coming to Portland
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steven
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Excellent food experience in Portland. We are so glad we booked with the restaurant . We were in Portland for my husbands 60th birthday . The food was excellent and service very good. We would recommend to all that love great Italian food. Loved it. You will need a reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Mucca has become our favorite Italian restaurant. The staff is knowledgable and very engaging. We have gone there about 5 times in the last 6 months.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    GMan
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This is a real find. The food was dynamite although my pasta portion was small. Finest Italian wine list in Portland. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Fabulous food. Inventive twists on Italian classics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wining & Dining At Its BEST!
    TwiciaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I felt like I was in "Italian Heaven"...in the Dining Room! The food was absolutely delicious (I ordered the Tortelli ai Funghi 20: mushroom & ricotta tortilla, Brussels sprouts, almonds, white wine sauce). The wines were excellent. I had a glass of white (a 2011 from Marche), the Verdiccio de Matelica DOC and also a red (a 2012 from Piemonte), the Nebbiolo Langhe DOC. The server was WONDERFUL: friendly, professional, well versed on the dinner menu, wine list, and cocktail menu (so sorry I don't remember his name!); the ambiance was charming and cozy. It is perfect for a special occasion, intimate dining with a friend or, as in my case, dining alone. The entire staff made me feel welcome and it was a lovely dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great food, great wine, great ambiance....just a great experience overall.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eastcoast
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food and service were excellent. For a small restaurant the selection was notable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian cuisine!
    Knute000VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our second time here. Duck breast was perfect with rich berry sauce. Pasta with mushrooms also quite good. Will definitely try again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food this trip was not up to par. The veal dish was pretty dry and didn't have much taste. The black cod was lacking taste as well. The insalata was good though the crab salad was certainly missing proper amounts of crab. we have dined here several times in the past and were more satisfied on those visits compared to this one.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    sueg
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wonderful food, enthusiastic service. It has a neighborhood feel in downtown.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Very Best Italian Restaurant!
    RoadWarrior45VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    With Genoa's demise, this is now the very best Italian restaurant in Portland. With a table of four, we tried to order as many different menu items for tasting and did not have a single "did not like" selection. The service staff was very professional, attentive and unobtrusive. The only negative? Being up on the balcony, the noise level made conversation a bit of a challenge. The "Outstanding" rating was well deserved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner Out In A Long Time
    latenitediner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary at Mucca Osteria and it was spectacular! The food was incredible, melt in your mouth delicious. Our waitress was so attentive and answered all of our questions wonderfully. All of the staff was excellent. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had the perfect dining experience: great food, wine, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dinning experience
    Daisy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    highly recomend sitting at the Chef's bar if just two or three in your group.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastico!
    TJJMJTVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Dined here for our wedding anniversary and I cannot think of one thing that I would change or that needs improvement. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of prosecco which was a great start to a most memorable evening. If there was a stand out dish, the lamb carpaccio is to be noted as such. Food and service would be hard to beat here in Portland or anywhere else for that matter. The whole kitchen and wait staff worked like a fine oiled machine (I am thinking Ferrari). This was our first visit of what I think will be many!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not italian
    Janet
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Did not have any of the food as advertised. Menu was very different for italian. It was more special wild animal than italian (boar, rabbit, etc....)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy night at Mucca
    jules
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had reservations for 7:45 and were finally seated by 8:15. It was a very busy night that maybe wasn't anticipated. We were served a Prosecco as a thank-you for our patience, which was nice. The food made the wait totally worth it! Excellent caprese with burrata and heirloom tomatoes - yum!!! The homemade pasta was divine with a lovely rabbit sauce - I thought I was back in Italy:) I wish we had had room, and time, for dessert but it was close to 10:00 before we left. The service was a tad "chilly" but she seemed overwhelmed by the crowd. I would go back for sure!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    PDXdine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is awesome, the wine list is awesome, the service is awesome.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Mucca may well be the best restaurant in the city of Portland, maybe in all of Oregon. The food is top of the line quality, Not "red sauce" Italian, but innovative Italian. We've had almost everything on the menu except the squid ink risotto and nothing has disappointed us. The chef, Simone is from Italy and a trained sommelier so, he has trained his staff in wine pairings. We always let them decide and we always are pleasantly rewarded. We have been eating at this small, beautiful restaurant since they opened and we are so glad they are successful, but nervous because now lines are forming. We truly hope they don't leave this location on Morrison with the cobbled street and old streetlights. You cannot go wrong by trying this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    Dav0
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday and we had a great meal. The restaurant was very nice but I did mark down the ambiance because it was a little loud and the music didn't seem to match the restaurant. Everything else was great, we decided to split an appetizer and primi plate which they had no trouble doing for us at no extra charge. For our main courses we had duck and halibut the food was really great and I would highly recommend going here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed from start to finish
    barkeejp
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    One of the best meals I have had in portland. From the moment we walked in (our first date btw) we were impressed. I had asked for a nice table and we got a intimate two top upstairs along the rail. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Our server rattled off 5 specials like it was nothing. We tried both ap specials and loved both of them. Then we shared rabbit pasta that was rich in flavor but light on the palate. Next we shared the roasted duck and a bottle of wine that the server assured me it was a good choice. And he was right. Can't wait to go back! Finally a good italian restaurant has emerged in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This unassuming quaint restaurant turned out to be a great find. Food was amazing give yourself a little extra time, service was Italian style, A little slower pace so lingering over food was lovely. I was overwhelmed with the quality of food. I definitely will go back. And the price for the food were absolutely spot on.By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. The menu pricing was spot on, you definitely got quality food for the right price.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    susdglenn
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Mucca Osteria has become our favorite Italian restaurant. If you mourned the loss of Tuscany Grill you will be overjoyed to experience the fresh pasta at MO. We have never had poor service or less that fantastic food in the many times we have eaten here.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Authentic Italian
    Foodfan
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Always delicious and fresh. The bread is delicious, salads are fresh and perfectly dressed. Hand made pasta is outstanding and authentic Italian. Great wine list and the flour-less chocolate cake is rich and creamy dark chocolate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect meal at Mucca Osteria
    friedalighthouse
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We went to Mucca with a cousin used to eating in fine NYC restaurants. We all LOVED our dinner. It was better than I remember. Started with three appetizers: a completely spot-on scallop and truffle sauce dish, fresh Dungeness salad with endive, delicious, and a lovely stacked burrata caprese with fresh heirloom tomatoes. Couldn't have been better. We all had pasta, and my cousin declared his maltagliati with rabbit to be perfect. I loved every bite of my pappardelle with wild boar ragu, hearty and well seasoned, and my cousin and husband loved their desserts. So I think they're still at the top of their game and would return gladly. Also--very good service, attentive but not overbearing, and it's pretty in there on a rainy night.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mucca is Molto Bene!
    chairqueen
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I love this place. The food is wonderful, and the vibe is awesome.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    init2win
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our table of four had a nice variety of food... green salads that were huge, caprese and tuna tartare, papardelle, pan-seared halibut and veal. All were excellent, and the wine list was extensive. Knowing little about Italian wines, the sommelier was very helpful getting us to a bottle that fit our palates. Next time we might try the chef's tasting menu.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great menu...great wine list...great service...great dining experience.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovetodine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were disappointed with the food, namely the entrees. The halibut and steak were cooked perfectly, but the veggies were boring and bland. There was nothing that "wowed" me. After dropping a considerable amount of money there, I would have loved the entrees to be much more creative and more than meat and cooked vegetables. The service was great, but very formal- not much room for being "real" with them. Servers were extremely knowledgable. Desserts were awesome, as well as the tuna tartare. They were extremely generous for our special occasion.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World Class Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Mucca Osteria is a top drawer Italian from start to finish. The ingredients are NW fresh and make the diner feel as if they have stepped into Italy. The wine list is very notable for the extensive Italian selections. If the diner is uncertain, there is a wine expert to help with the choice in house. The aps were all outstanding as we had one off the regular menu and two specials - the quail were outstanding with fresh wild mushrooms. The fresh mozzarella and tomato salad was reluctantly ordered by myself as it seemed ordinary compared to the other aps. Quite to the contrary, this was the best that I have ever enjoyed! All entrees and desert were great! Could say more but not enough space!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Although our ravioli was very good, the other dishes were not up to par.
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  • Great Italian Food
    TGF58VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've been to Mucca Osteria several times in the last several months. The food is always excellent - I've had terrific luck picking from all their specials -- the pasta is always fresh, and the service is very attentive but not overbearing. It's a relatively quiet and quaint place which is exactly what I love....don't feel like I get lost in the hustle and bustle of a large restaurant. Kudos!
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  • Happy Anniversary
    Steve
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were greeted warmly & shown to a nice table upstairs with a view of the downstairs & then presented with complimentary glasses of pro seco in honor of our anniversary. We had the Scallops & Caprese as appetizers. Both were DELICIOUS, bursting with flavor from the first bite to the last. We then shared the Tortelli ai Funghi; again simply delicious & chock full of flavor. The appetizers & primo proved to be the best of the night. I had the fish (fresh Alaska Halibut) -- it was okay but nothing special. My wife had the Bistecca which was also okay but nothing to get overly excited about. For dessert we had the Tiramisu & the Cioccolatino. Both were nice & flavorful. All in all, very, very good dining experience. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food. Accommodating staff
    rufmom
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The pastas were scrumptious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • MikeS
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wine selection is fantastic. The staff are knowledgeable and welcoming. The service is of the highest order. The food is excellent with a balanced presentation. My third visit and not disappointed in any way. Lovely evening!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate