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Mucca Osteria
Mucca Osteria

Mucca Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muccaosteria.com
  • Email: inquiries@muccaosteria.com
  • Phone: (503) 227-5521
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close.
  • 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 (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 (503) 227-5521

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 150 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
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was embarrassed at the poor level of service. Worst of all it was a date. Waiter was mostly arrogant, in the sense that hardly cared to make sure you were being served or listened to. Never asked how the meal was - which was terrable. We started with the Tuna tartar. Then we ordered two salads, one we specifically asked to have the dressing on the side and also the slow braised wild boar ragù. Waiter brought me only my ragu and never brought the salad!, ragu was cold, brought my date her salad with dressing all over it (even though we specifically asked to have it on the side) then walked away from the table.. This place was a complete disaster... Pretty pathetic."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was great and they couldn't have been nicer. Our party grew from 4 to 5 at the last minute and even though it was only a table for 4 and they were very busy, they were very accommodating and just added another chair. Great overall dining experience with delicious food, and nice staff."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The gentleman helping us was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Location was rustic. Food was magnificent."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "First time eating here and the food was incredible, especially at the price point. Loved the small intimate atmosphere (we sat downstairs so didnt see upstairs)"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "From a Buona Sera greeting to coffee and grappa, it was a lovely experience. The atmosphere is romantic, and the noise level reasonable for a full restaurant on a Saturday night. My Tagliere della Casa was almost a meal in itself, and my wife loved her pear and gorgonzola salad. We both had the pappardelle with wild boar ragù, and the pasta was very fresh. Portion size was just right and we were eager to try dessert – a rarity for us if we’ve already had two courses. A problem was choosing wine from such a fabulous list – it must be the best Italian list in Portland. As we are big fans of Italian wines, it was great to find Teroldego and Lagrein alongside the more famous wines. Service was excellent – Andrew was friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We'll offer the best recommendation of all. After hearing good comments, my husband and I tried Mucca. One week later we brought three more family members for a birthday celebration. Everyone, including a nine-year-old, loved it. Terrific pasta dishes -- a bit different than the typical. I had the mushroom tortelli the first time and had to have it again. Our server graciously accommodated the child by modifying a pasta dish to make it more "kid-friendly. Although there were no other children in the restaurant, we felt comfortable and welcome. There were several entree choices other than pasta, and next visit we plan to try some. Mucca provides excellent food and a lovely, friendly, neighborhood atmosphere right in the middle of downtown."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Seated to the bill being put on our table was 30 minutes. Not relaxing and extremely rushed through our dinner. The food was great. They sat us next to the door and people waiting for their table or our table, stood directly over our shoulder watching us eat through the entire meal. They stood no more then 3 feet away. Extremely annoying."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I did the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. Everything was fabulous from the food to the service. We cant wait to dine at Mucca again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a lovely date night with hubby here on Saturday night. 2 days later we are still talking about our amazing dinner. Everything from the bread to dessert was delicious. We have both been to many restaurants in Portland. Hands down the best pasta (I had the tortelli).My husband had the chicken and said it was fantastic. I'm vegetarian so I did not try it, but my husband is picky so it must've been good. Pannacotta was melt in your mouth. Service was impeccable. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went with the kids for Portland Dining month & enjoyed their special menu & the regular one as well... Who else has lamb carpaccio?"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Mucca is a perfect place, unexpectedly downtown along the MAX line. Great ambience, staff and food complete your experience. Make a reservation, take the time to enjoy a wonderful meal...."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The table was not ready at reservation time, and host spent a little time blaming the lingering diners. However, this is a restaurant's challenge to manage, and they're not a new restaurant. After we were seated, the abundant and very attentive wait staff redeemed the experience. The food was good--flavorful and ample--with the bread made in house and quite lovely. Would recommend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I had such a wonderful time at Mucca Osteria. It was just around the corner from my hotel (the Sentinel). I went by myself and sat at the bar, which is a GREAT seat if you want to watch the chefs cook! My chicken Marsala with brussel sprouts and spinach was delicious. The bread with olive oil was also fantastic. The service was superb. I highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The menu was a bit over my head so that may be the problem. So I ordered something familiar; chicken Marsala. Have had it many times but with a cream sauce. The chicken was delicious but not a hint of Marsala near as I could tell. Made a comment to the waiter who said thanks and he would pass it on. He said the chef was from Rome and perhaps that's how they do it there. At 7 PM on a Wed night the noise level was painful! No kidding. My wife was one foot away and we had to lean over and speak loudly to understand each other most of the time. I asked for a crisp. off-dry white wine and the Soave (sp?) was a very good choice. My wife's entrée was wild boar on pasta from the 3 for $29 menu and was less than wonderful. Sorry, just not for us."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I've been to Mucca twice now and this second time around the service was pretty slow. It took us over 45 min to receive our drinks and over an hour to get our salad. This was unexpected as they weren't very busy and it was a Monday night. The first time I went it was a Friday night and the service was much faster. The food is excellent and the cocktails are good. Prices are excellent for the quality of food you get. I would recommend going, as this place seems to be a hidden gem."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were visiting from out of town and felt like Italian. Mucca Osteria was absolutely perfect! Food, atomosphere, service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I really loved this place. Tiny and a little cramped, but the servers were excellent and the food was quite good. Pasta was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Starter of tombo tuna, avocado was very good. Soup/Salad were well done. My pannacota was heavenly. Wife's semifredo was good. We went to try out the $29 dollar menu and left quite impressed. We will definitely be coming back to Mucca."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Picked this one out of a hat and won! Great server, unique and flavorful pasta, nice wine selection made it a wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A lovely small restaurant adjacent to MAX light rail. Our table was next to the open kitchen. The combination of music, kitchen noise and occasional MAX rumble made it rather noisy. I would expect it to be quieter in the upstairs loft. We ordered from the March dining month menu ($29 for salad, entree and dessert) plus an extra entree from the regular menu. The salad was excellent but over-dressed. Main course portions are expensive, small, and delicious. I would have liked to order the rabbit, but at $26 it was beyond what I was willing to spend. Instead I enjoyed the creamy risotto with mushrooms, gorgonzola and red wine ($19). Coffee was intense and served with a small chocolate; the perfect ending for a nice meal."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "enjoyed a birthday dinner this week, great experience, love this place."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Will definitely go back and will just as definitely recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "It's a hidden gem in downtown Portland. Don't tell anyone about it; it's getting crowded enough already, and I always want to be able to get a table. Everything is amazing, and the pasta dishes will make you sigh with pleasure."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Mucca is a great little find. It's small, quaint, and very intimate. It's on a block that has another 4 or 5 restaurants but is the only one that is fine dining. The food is very good and the dishes are full of flavor, yet simple and not over the top with ingredients. Service was always friendly and attentive. They are involved with Portland Dining Month and their $29 dollar special is outstanding and highly recommended if you go during the month of March. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Pates were excellent, the Rabbit one of the best I've ever had. The Wild Boar Ragu, Yum!! Service attentive, friendly, knowledgable w/o being obtrusive. And the bread, can't say enough about the walnut bread and the Focaccia. Definately a do again."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We decided to try Mucca Osteria as part of the Portland Food Month promotion. Had a very nice meal. Once we were seated, the service was very good. I did have some questions regarding the wine selection and received a very good recommendation. The meals came out promptly. The waiter gave an explanation of the charcuterie plate. Liked some of it, not so wild about others, but that was OK. The entrees and dessert were very good. The only issue we had was upon arrival. Nobody greeted us at the door. When we arrived there were two other couples waiting to be seated. Another couple arrived after us and were seated before us. They were very busy, but watching throughout the evening this seemed to be an ongoing issue. Not a good first impression."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We tried Mucca for their pre fix menu for Portland Dining Month and it was great! Love the energetic yet cozy ambience- pretty noisy, but overall a great experience. The food was delicious, but portion size is a little small for the price. So glad we gave this place a try- we will be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went on a weeknight during Portland Dining Month. The food was wonderful and generous servings. It was busy that evening and possibly the servers and bartender were swamped by surprise with all the special $29.95 diners."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We love Italian food, and selected Mucca Osteria to celebrate my wife's birthday. What a great choice. The servers were very friendly and helpful. The food was a "10". The wine selection was enormous! Highly recommend to dine here."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was our first time at Mucca Osteria, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is warm, inviting, and decorated well. It is not a large establishment which lends to its charm. I loved all of the choices on the menu. I could taste the quality and freshness of the ingredients in every dish."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner here. We had mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto as an appetizer and parsnip soup. Our entrees were gnochetti and beef and kale ravioli in a sage/butter sauce. Dessert was panna cotta. I had a glass of nebbiolo. The flavors are subtler than most Italian restaurants, so if you want a heaping plate of spaghetti drowning in sauce this is not the place for you. Everything was served smoothly, politely and unobtrusively. Our water glasses were refilled without having to ask. We were not rushed, despite the fact that the space is on the small side. The upstairs is a little more intimate. Great place for lunch, too."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We like to try new restaurants and Mucca is now onsidered to be one of our best discoveries. Our foursome enjoyed crab salad, ravioli, tagliatelle and the shrimp & mussels in broth. Everything was excellent. Service was perfect with a very attentive (but not overkill) staff that provided one of our best dining experiences in Portland."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Took advantage of the Portland Dining Month special - everything we had was delicious and service was great. The location (middle of downtown) is not the swankiest, but that should not deter anyone from going. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I loved this place. The food is so good and came in a timely fashion. Yes even the appetizers. The wait staff were there when you needed them and not there when you didn't need them. This place is small but the tables are set perfectly I didn't feel like I was sitting with another couple next to us. It wasn't loud. I would love to go back soon!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there for valentines day at first we really likes the place it was quiet and had a good romantic setting. We ordered the pear salad to start with which was absolutely amazing and was a good size but when we got our main dishes (both got pasta) they were both very plain, not much flavor and both of us thought it was missing something.. Maybe a veggie on the side or in the dish to give it a little more texture. If you were to go there I would recommend adding a veggie or some kind of meat to the main dish. :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my wife here for the first time to celebrate V-day. Very cozy setting, sat upstairs looking out over Morrison St. Chef's specials were many and sounded great. I selected the special salad which featured crab, it was small but very good. Wife had the farm salad with gorgonzola and pears - plentiful and delish. For pasta I had the Tagliatelle with suasage and pancetta - it was awesome. My date had the Tagiatelle with mushrooms and oregon truffles - very mild but tasty. Shared a half bottle of the Brunello di Montalcino, which was pricey but worth it. Service was a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry. Another table was heading to a show and they made an effort to serve them quickly, which I appreciate. Overall a very nice experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great service and love the specials especially the truffle pasta! Would love to come back here again if the booking is always hard to get on special occasions!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I came to Mucca Osteria before a concert at the Schnitz. The food, one regular appetizer (roasted quail), one special appetizer (dungeness crab salad), one regular entree (sauted black cod), and one dessert (panna cotta), was wonderful and the service was spot-on: attentive without hovering, engaging and helpful. We had three glasses of wine and two cocktails between us. Our server made an excellent suggestion of a Barbera to go with the entree. And the bread to start (made in-house) and the panna cotta to end were worthy of returning on their own. The ambiance was very understated and cozy. Each table had a candle; I think I almost burned my menu at one point, but it was a nice touch."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Honestly the best in Portland. Disappointed I don't live there, or I'd be there weekly. Affordable prices, which honestly, they could charge 3 times more for the food and I'd pay it. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "Dinner was great and everyone raved about each item we ordered."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is always a delight to have the mouth-watering homemade bread and the fabulous entrees. Portions are on the small side, but is Ok for us. . The salad is ho-him. Appetizers are scrumptious and the semi- Freddy was quite tasty. This restaurant is a keeper."
    Dined on 2/10/2014