Mucca Osteria
Mucca Osteria

Mucca Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muccaosteria.com/
  • Phone: 5032275521x
  • 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!
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Mucca Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)romantic (53)special occasion (53)neighborhood gem (46)notable wine list (45)great for lunch (10)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (8)good for groups (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great menu...great wine list...great service...great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Accommodating staff
    rufmom
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The pastas were scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality
    GregandNunaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Mucca Osteria. The food is really good and they used good quality produced. Every thing we try was perfect. the scallops, the carpaccio, the home made pasta, and dessert. If you want to eat well this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy crazy crazy good!
    drsbar
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Heard about it from friends, decided to try it, as a lover of Italian food and wines. O.M.G. Had the Torteli ai Funghi. It was an otherworldly dish that seemed to transport from a planet that has better nourishment than we Earthlings do. It seemed a bit obscene and sort of wrong to ingest it, it was so incredible, but I did eat it all! Now, a few days later, I'm left wondering, did that really happen or did I dream it?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We visited this restaurant after finding it on Open Table. It exceeded our expectations in every respect -- wonderfully seasoned food, using local sources. Inventive and just the right portions. Would visit Portland again just to eat here. A real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A most enjoyable evening
    Honu
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were fortunate to get a table by the kitchen so we could watch the seamless work of the entire restaurant staff. Only once before have we seen a dinner service that was so well orchestrated, it was flawless. Every person on the wait staff played a part, from the general manager, to the new hire waiter and as opposed to being choppy, it was impressive. It doesn't hurt that the food is beautifully plated, delicious, and perfectly proportioned. Note the wine list is extensive, but limited to Italian wines. The general manager will gladly help select the appropriate vintage at your selected price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Italian food
    foodiefromnyc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to Mucca on a friend's recommendation and we were not disappointed! The food was excellent, service was great! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great as always! Staff is great and consistent! Keep it going!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian delicacies
    IrisVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everyone has a favorite Italian restaurant--the staple of American dining. A few stand out as places to take other people.Mucca Osteria is one of these exceptional places that everyone will enjoy.Not inexpensive, the chef creates Italian magic.Each dish worthy of a snapshot--an event in and of itself.Something as simple as the complimentary bread basket filled with homemade bread, tasty without the wonderful olive oil; a buratta, heirloom tomato, basil tower;ricotta and minced mushroom puree shaped into pinwheels of delight;seafood pasta that one can taste each individual ingredient; even the tiramisu,memorable.We found ourselves looking around the restaurant to see what others were eating.We are going back to sample more…don't miss this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    skhmom23
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The Italian food here is not your ordinary spaghetti and meatballs, but an extraordinary choice of Italian cuisine. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely go back again if we are in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portland jewel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fabulous presentation, attention to detail, innovative menu...came back next night too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Glad we chose it!
    JGBPDX
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Came here for dinner after a movie. The show got over almost 90 minutes before our reservation time, but we walked over to see if they could accomodate us early and they did without issue. That set the tone for the excellent dinner which followed. Everything was supurb, from attentive service by the ample staff, to the delicious food. Highly recommended restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfetto!
    Sinenomine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We chose the tasting menu and put everything, including wine selection, on auto-pilot. A fantastic meal and a memorable night shared with old friends. I would recommend whole-heartedly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    LorabellVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Three concierges from the Nines Luxury Collection Hotel, downtown Portland give this amazing restaurant 5 stars. The service was perfect, and the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Celebration Place
    Marina
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My friend and I took our best friend out for her birthday, and the experience was excellent! Every server was kind, careful to detail, and even brought a complimentary birthday cake with a candle for our friend. The gnocchi were divine, and the ravioli were tender and umami. This evening couldn't have gone any better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodieforlife
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A wonderful meal for our party of four, highlighted by excellent service, a quality wine list of Italian wines, and inspired food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time here in some months. The food was superb. My wife had cold watermelon soup that she loved. The entrees, halibut and pork shoulder were both delicious. Desserts were sumptuous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A little pricey, but great food. We love the mushroom pasta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • golferjim
    golferjim
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A disappointment from our previous visit a year ago. They must have gotten a good deal on olive oil someplace since every dish we ordered seemed to be swimming in it. Our two entrees (seafood pasta and red beet ravioli) were both excellently prepared, but left a good 1/4 inch of oil in the bottom of the bowl when we were finished. Also note, sitting upstairs is considerably noisier than downstairs. Intimate conversations are not possible on the second floor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian food lover
    luv23VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a great restaurant for Italian cuisine. We shared an appetizer and each of us ordered one of the specials which were delicious. We opted to sit in the upstairs portion of the restaurant and it was very elegant. Everything about the night was great, the food, the service and the ambiance. Yes, I will return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great authentic Italian Roman food
    ArtB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ask for a table upstairs to avoid high noise level from the street trolley. If you don’t mind that, sitting downstairs is certainly more vibrant and exciting. The restaurant has an open kitchen and the owner and executive chef was on the line the night we ate there. Also we had a special occasion the night we had dinner and when we arrived they brought two complementary glasses of champagne to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always awesome - the food and service are always equally excellent. We love Mucca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food here is amazing northern italian. The quail appetizer is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The restaurant was great; however there seems to be a disconnect between OpenTable communications and the restaurant itself. I made an online reservation for 4 people at Mucca, and I received a confirmation email from OpenTable for 4 people. But when we arrived at our reserved time, Mucca staff informed us that they had a reservation for us for only 2 people. They were gracious and accommodating, and fortunately they were able to resolve the situation for us, eventually. But it seems there is a software/communications glitch of some sort that needs to be sorted out to avoid these embarrassing and stressful situations.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • greateatz
    Live2dine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was amazing. I had the gnocchi and the broth was light and flavorful. The other diner had the risotto. The presentation wasn't great, as it looked as though it had been eaten already... but it tasted really good. The staff members were knowledgeble, attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    ClarkVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Mucca Osteria is an exceptional italian restaurant. The food was delicious (especially the pasta!), the service was fast and thorough, the atmosphere was airy and light. I would highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodloverks
    foodloverks
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were visiting Portland for 4 nights on a conference and we ate at Mucca on two evenings. The food was expertly prepared in plating and the taste was divine. The pasta was perfect on both visits. This is a wonderful restaurant that should not be missed by visitors or locals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for business
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was good, but the environment is a very low key. I was with the client for a business dinner and I did not feel very comfortable. It is more for a family and friends. Also the restaurant is very small but the service was slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quietdiner
    quietdiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was a much better experience than first time around. We asked to be seated upstairs and it was way more comfortable than the front table downstairs. Food was excellent as prior visit and nice that we could order half bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family wedding in Portland, OR
    LuvG8Food
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our very first trip to Portland, OR, the counseur of the hotel in which we were staying recommended Mucca, we enjoyed it so much that we came back & had dinner a second night before leaving Portland & our entire trip to the area was only 6 days!!!! LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! The Gnocchi, tagnatelle pasta, were fabulous as well as other dishes that were on the menu! Great homemade Spumoni & panacotta so save some room for dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find, centrally located
    tmrome
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Just a few blocks from Pioneer square and our hotel, this was a great treat. Excellent service and outstanding food. The pasta was tasty and al dente. The wines and desserts also impressed. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    Fsmithout
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Three of us met here for dinner to plan a trip. We shared three entrees and I'll have to say they were all good. The favorite of the group was the pork shoulder. The service was very good and the wait staff was friendly. The food is quite comparable to the food we have eaten in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian restaurant!
    new2ballard
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I'm from Seattle and was visiting Portland with my gf. This is honestly the best Italian restaurant I've been to in the Pacific NW. Fantastic atmosphere and service. Reasonably priced. Nice wine selection. Great appetizers including the scallops. For the main course, I had hallibut stuffed ravioli which was excellent. Overall, a great experience and perfect for a date!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Charming, professional restaurant with wonderful fresh Italian cuisine and beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.