Wonderful menuThe menu here changes often and I love returning to see what treasure there will be. The service this time was slow because they were so crowded and the ovens were extra busy.. The cocktails and wines are always excellent as well.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMeatball Monday in PortlandDoes it get better than sitting outside at Nostrana on a nice spring evening, sipping a Hemingway Daiquiri, and waiting for a really good pizza? The answer is yes - when you're doing it on Meatball Monday.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was well prepared imaginativeFood was well prepared imaginative and tasty. Staff was professional and competent. Will be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst meal t nostranaCould't have been better.Everything from cocktails through dessert and expresso exceeded expectations. I had the rotisserie chicken and my husband had the halibut. The cooking,ambience,and knowledge and friendliness of the staff were all first-rate. We will defninitely return.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have the best pasta around!They have the best pasta around! And the service is great!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pizza we ordered for aThe pizza we ordered for a starter was superb. Nice wood fired flavor to the crust and wonderful mozzarella made fresh daily. Yummmmy.s
Smoked chicken was good, lamb chops as well.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this restaurant so muchLoved this restaurant so much that we went back 2 nights later. Each night the menu was different and the fresh foods were all used so well. We really enjoyed everything ordered at our table for 6. The Alaskan haddock was very well prepared and the use of ramps was wonderful. My husband loved his oysters. The skirt steak was done to perfection and my, my, my, the mashed potatoes were great. Loved the lemoncello and I will TRY to make it at home.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was fantastic..sorry weIt was fantastic..sorry we don't live in Portland so we could go back...it was delightful!All of our meals were fresh and delicious..4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNostrana continues to rule.We were seated promptly and our table was just perfect as it was set just slightly apart from the noisiest areas and not so close to other tables that we couldn't visit. Food was served hot and all at the table were served at the same time (always appreciated). The quality of the ingredients was excellent and the food very tasty. Our servers were efficient and professional.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNostrana April 20, 2013My brother, his friend and I enjoyed a great dinner at Nostrana, celebrating my birthday. We got a late start, and the restaurant was great about accomodating us well past our reservation time. The room is wonderful, light & airy with an extremely high ceiling, but the venue was still comfortable. We ordered the happy hour The pizzas, and they were delicioius. My halibut was prepared and served beautifully. It was a wonderful dining experience in a convivial atmosphere.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the few restaurantsOne of the few restaurants in U.S. that knows how to make a bistecca alla fiorentina. Appetizers and salad were also very good. Nice choices for wine by the glass, and two top-notch martinis. We'll be back to try their appetite whetting wood-fired pizzas.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went to celebrateMy husband and I went to celebrate a special day. We had an amazing meal and wonderful service. We will be back and will recommend Nostrana to all our friends.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNostradamus is one of my favoriteNostradamus is one of my favorite restaurants. We always order the Nostrana salad. It was hard to choose among the pasta dishes, entrees and pizzas. There were four of us and it was easy to converse. There was a large party seated near us, where several tables had been put together. I also saw several families with small children. It seemed like the wait staff was very flexible with accommodating all sizes and types of groups.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPortland goodnessYum! We took our older kids here while visiting Portland from Seattle and had a wonderful meal. Crab pizza is not to be missed and the ridiculoulously huge steak my husband ordered was delicious. We will definitely return.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is always good.The food here is always good. Eaten here many times and never been disappointed. A nice variety to suit all sorts of tastes. Servers are knowledgeable and efficient. A great place to dine.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!Stayed one night in Portland. Ate there three times. Would have gone more if they served breakfast. It is absurdly good.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian Gem in Nostrana PDXNostrana is truly a Portland essential. This is my 5th time dining. We got to share your wonderful neighborhood gem with a couple for their first time. After one gets hit with the inital amazing smells the event begins with the most wonderful bread and olive oil
Service was high level and right on. Needed help with picking an Italian red and our sever along with the educated wine and beverge manager found a gem for us.
Entrees came out right on time even with a full restaurant on a Sunday night.
Make sure your list of essential restaurants in Portland, Oregon include Nostrana.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and great service.Delicious food and great service. Would go back if we were ever in Portland again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service,Excellent food and service, but make reservations or you'll be faced with a two to three hour wait. This place is just that good. They never rush you and just provide amazing service all the way around.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIn my opinion, Nostrana isIn my opinion, Nostrana is the best restaurant in Portland. My wife and son agree. We have been dining there for several years, and they have never disappointed us. Because it is so popular, reservations are essential. And, because it is usually full with a waiting line, the noise level is a little more than I would prefer; but when a place is this popular, a higher noise level is easy to forgive. Our party of three all had fresh halibut that was cooked to perfection. With our dinner, we enjoyed a reasonably priced Chianti Classico. Although we don't normally have dessert, the dessert menu is just too tempting. We shared an especially delicious chocolate creation that came with ample whipped cream. Needless to say, we will be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNostrana was excellent, asNostrana was excellent, as always. Whatever you order, whoever your waitperson, always satisfying.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, too loud & expensiveReally good wait service, but the menu we saw online did not match the menu we were served once seated, which was disappointing. The menu items are expensive. So expensive that all five people in our party ordered pizza, one of the least expensive items on the menu. But I need to say the food was excellent - the crust was wonderful - crunchy on the edges, really yummy topping. We were served in good time, too. Dessert was also yummy.
Really interesting rustic, urban atmosphere, but loud...very loud. Not a great place for conversation. It's all one big area so the noise made it hard for all of us to hear each other.
In the end I would probably not choose this restaurant again.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Portland DiningAfter 12 years of eating all over Portland, we finally tried Nostrana. It was amazing. I don't know why we never ate here before. The ricotta stuffed pork chop was great as was the tagliani pasta. Service was impeccable and even though there was a table of 14 next to us, we didn't feel like we were lost in their shadow service-wise. Great evening all the way around.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI go to the dentist nearbyI go to the dentist nearby so I have passed Nostrana on those occasions. Made a res on Open Table for a Friday night. Arrived on time and was seated promptly. Service was timely and efficient without hovering. Had the Funghi Verde pizza as an appetizer. Absolutely outstanding pizza from their wood-fired oven. Everyone enjoyed their entrees as well. The energy, noise level was energetic. About right for a Friday night but not so loud that it was hard to hold a conversation. All in all, a very nice experience and highly recommended.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and awesomeOutstanding food and awesome service! Had a wonderful evening!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodAll four of us in our party greatly enjoyed the evening at Nostranna - with great food leading the way.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNOSTRANA never disappointsNOSTRANA never disappoints - interesting new drinks, good wines, new menus that change enough to keep it interesting; same goes for desserts. Very pleasant and comfortable distance from other tables. Excellent service. Thank you for consistently tasty food.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPlease, Do Not Let The Evening EndOurs was a mid-week Birthday celebration for six. Ordering drinks, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts from their wide variety of menu offerings never once created a challenge for this skilled team. Each arrival was well presented and delectable. My personal favorites were the roast chicken and apple crisp. The "rooster candle" for our birthday girl of 71 was a nice festive touch. We will return. Often.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely the best ItalianAbsolutely the best Italian restaurant in Portland!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA regular favoriteThe menu changes regularly so there always surprises in store. Everything from pasta to pizza to heavier main dishes. Full of good flavors and ample portions. Excellent bar with great cocktail selections.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur last trip to the restaurant,Our last trip to the restaurant, I felt that the food (dinner) lacked the usual flavor and consistency that we have become accustomed too. The service was outstanding as always. The wine and cocktails were exceptional.
The pizza appeptizer was good but the pork entree and trout selection was somewhat bland.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEat @ Nostrana on Gnocchi ThursdayWe have eaten. @ Nostrana many times but were unaware that Thursday night is Gnocchi Thursday. We shared there FAMOUS Nostrana salad, The funghi verde pizza, & the baked gnocchi. The salad & pizza were great, as always (consistency can be counted on@ this restaurant). The baked gnocchi was "to die for." We will return SOON on Thursdays!! The apple crisp is also wonderful.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service and ambienceThe food, service and ambience are all extraordinary. Highly recommend Nostrana to all!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Wine list, food portionsGreat Wine list, food portions were wonderful, left with out feeling over fed, and the food was very very good! Thanks!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful FoodNostrana is my "go to" for out-of-town guests and for entertaining business associates. Their pasta melts in your mouth and their version of the ceasar salad is one of the best in Portland. It is truely a delight to eat at Nostrana.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose Nostrana for my mother'sWe chose Nostrana for my mother's 80th birthday and could not have been happier with the experience. Our group of 6 ranged in age from 4 to 80, and everyone loved it. The waiter was friendly and professional, the atmosphere was lovely, the food was delicious.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and good environmentExcellent food and good environment for a business lunch.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur third time there. AS before,Our third time there. AS before, fabulous food, wise,attentive, friendly service. Pizza-5 stars. Trout-5 stars. Wine selection especially wonderful as there were wine makers eating & drinking there. We chose their wines, but there were many great ones on the regular menu. This is a "must eat there" place in Portland. European ambiance and spacing of tables.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM