We keep returning because the food and wait staff are fantastic!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to sit and talk and eat some tasty Italian inspired food. Pasta dishes were good, especially the boar. Salads inspired...although the Kale, fennel, grapefruit salad was overwhelmed by the hot kale. More grapefruit and fennel please! Good service, attentive, helpful and full of good humor, but not overwhelming. Would go again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Language Lesson Included
My wife and I tried Serratto for the first time. We were seated promptly on a busy Mothers day weekend (thanks opentable). We both enjoyed our meals including dessert. We also had a nice Apolloni Vineyard red wine. Our Server was great too. Interesting, in the restroom, they were playing language lesson tapes. Too Fun!!!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great, food was just right... Will defiantly come back!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Busy and lively atmosphere.
Busy and lively atmosphere. Lots of children during our visit. The food and wine is good.
5/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service, great time
I recently went to Serratto's for their Happy Hour and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The drinks were very good and the food was so reasonably priced! We had salad and shrimp and calamari, all were delicious and a very generous portion. Tabatha took particularly excellent care of us, very impressive! Sure wish I lived closer to Portland, I would go to Serrato's more often!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a good time
My wife and I enjoyed all courses, and the service was very good. Their roasted duck was especially fantastic - I would go back just for that alone. Bittersweet chocolate cobbler with vanilla bean gelato... Would love to meet the amazing person behind that dessert. No complaints here, definitely a good place for a date.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for the the June Dining
We went for the the June Dining month menu, but ended up ordering off the main menu instead. The bill came out to be almost the same per person (not including drinks). Our drinks came out promptly even though the restaurant was filling up quickly as did each round of the meal. The spinach pistachio salad had lots going on. I loved all the layers of flavor, but one person at the table thought it was a little too many different flavors trying to compete. I had the empanadas and they were delicious. Not a fan of the Pavlova dessert, but I should have asked what it was. All meringue and some cream. I'm not a meringue fan. Overall though a real winner. I'm coming back again for sure as the Happy Hour here looks to be a fantastic deal.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived but our friends were late:-(
No problem for the staff however - they brought out appetizers and surprised us with complimentary champagne with a happy anniversary wish. Our friends arrived and enjoyed the appetizers with us as we looked I er the menu.
Selections were made .... All the food was exceptional from the Bread right on through the desert!
We had a great experience and will definately be back!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
In a neighborhood of resturants and shops this is one we will return to. Loved that thy had valet parking as parking is tough to find.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was superb! Everything
The food was superb! Everything served on the dining month menu was so flavorful and perfectly created. It was a nice evening and it was great having the big windows open with a warm breeze coming through. Really enjoyed this place! All of the wait staff were very friendly.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long-time favorite in NW Portland
We've been going to Serrato's for probably the last 10 or 15 years every time we're in Portland, so often in fact that we know several of the wait staff and bartenders by name. One particular bartender has worked there since the restaurant opened. Everyone is always professional and friendly; the food is always good; the wine list is large; and the inside decor is comfortable Mediterranean style with hardwood floors, high ceilings and huge original wood beams. On a warm evening it's pleasant to sit outside or take a window seat - the windows open wide right onto the sidewalk. The northwest neighborhood reminds me of Greenwich Village in NY. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone for a good casual, relaxed meal.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried 5 Portland Dines places in June and Serratto won my palate hands down!!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Serratto multiple times and the food is consistently good. The grilled artichoke was extremely tasty. A definite winner, and filled up by 5:00 pm.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing occasional dinner spot!
My boyfriend and I came to Serrato for our anniversary dinner with a gift certificate from a family member. We were so impressed by the atmosphere, and the service, and the food was fantastic. The waitress came by only when she senses we needed something or were finished with our food to take plates away and bring the dessert menu, which was nice that she wasn't constantly interrupting and asking if we needed anything. The food was beautifully plated and tasted better than anything we've ever had, the chef is great at bringing different flavors together into a great dish. It was quiet and pretty private and we sat at a great table next to a big open window on a warm summer evening, we couldn't have asked for a better night.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, as always
Menu is superb, creative and preparation is VERY consistent; we've never had a bad or mediocre meal here. Servers are gracious and efficient. Everything from appetizers to desserts are just fabulous.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday dinner was a success!
I came out to Portland to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and chose this restaurant for him. I was a little skeptical because I had never been to Portland before but I had heard of this restaurant online! I am so glad I chose this restaurant! The food was excellent, even though it was small portions, the wine was great and my boyfriend was given a free dessert for his birthday! I loved our waitress. She was approachable and gave us suggestions on the menu. It was a nice birthday dinner!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Serratto! Food is
We love Serratto! Food is consistently good and staff is consistently welcoming and attentive.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always spectacular food and
Always spectacular food and service. The chef is one of the best in Portland. Always willing to accommodate special requests and my wife who eats gluten free finds many meals to rave about, as well. Just generally a wonderful experience every time. I have also entertained groups of about 20 a few times in a private room and service was wonderful then too. Cocktails and wine before dining and then followed up with the serving of that many meals timely with well prepared dishes for all, arriving hot and at the same time.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, what a great time.
Great time was had by all. My date was delayed because of the I-5 closure,
but the table was held anyway. Was very full on the Saturday that we went.
The halibut was very good, and the service was great. While I rarely have
desert, we both splurged and had the Creme Brule(?). Some of the best ever.
Will be back soon.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ahi tuna and and seared
The Ahi tuna and and seared artichoke starters were amazing. The pasta (especially the boor) was fabulous. The empanadas were perfect. The restaurant ran out of desserts and I went with the creme brulee and it was fantastic. Wait staff was lovely.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Serratto was a wonderful place to dine. The food was great (try the burger!) but the drinks were really the highlight of the meal. Overall, we were very impressed and will definitely be returning.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife had an excellent dinner. Mine also until the Osso Buco arrived. Unfortunately, the brown sauce was way way too salty. I ate around it. When I told the waiter, he paused and said he thought he knew who over-salted. I suspect this is not intentional but a quality control issue that the chef needs to attend to. Otherwise, the restaurant is excellent and highly to be recommended.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
An evening to remember!
My wife and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary, thus we were looking for that special place. A co-worker of my wife's is a "Frequent Dinner" at Serratto and told us that we would nor be disappointed. We arrived early and took advantage of the happy hour, and then were seated at a wonderful corner/window table. Service was top notch. And the food was delicious, and the presentation was fantastic. BRAVO!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a Special Occasion
I recently went to Serratto for an anniversary. The menu has options like pizza, pasta, salads, and lots of meat entrees (don't ask me to be more specific, I'm a vegetarian). Service was just a little slow at some points, but one could argue the server was letting us enjoy our evening. The food is good, but maybe a few dollars overpriced for the quality. The restaurant was full by the time we left, but it didn't seem loud our crowded at all. Serratto is a great place to come when you're celebrating.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleased to see improved service within a week.
Back to what we had. Thanks for the gift certificate. Glad we did not give up on one of our favorites.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portland gem in NWDistrict
While visiting Portland, my husband and I were recommended this restaurant to visit. It was well worth the walk from downtown area. Food reasonably priced and unique seasonal menu. Environment was relaxing but not dull or stiff. Families with small children, groups couples senior and young. Just a beautiful restaurant, great food without it being formal.
We will be back!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I haven't been here for quite
I haven't been here for quite awhile as the last time was only so-so. This time was a real treat. Lovely, well prepared food. I liked that you can get a smaller pasta plate. Friendly staff, will definitely go again.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best!
Wonderful anniversary celebration! Everything was perfect!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't Fix What Ain't Broken!
Dawn, the new waitress, was outstanding...very knowledgeable about wine, as was Tyler, the sommelier. We had two great bottles they had suggested. My spaghetti bolognese, happily offered as a half order, was excellent, and two of our party had the halibut, and were delighted. The tuna tartare was excellent, as always, and they now offer a quinoa-stuffed piqueno appetizer that is so good I could eat five servings. Didn't get the hamburger this time, but it is one of the best in Portland.
The only sad thing is that they have changed their pappardelle/boar recipe. The original, with an orange gremolata, was superb...the alternative is, well, boring. Go back, please, to your very popular first version!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long term visitors of Serratto and the service and food simply get better each time. Wonderful wine list and food pairings, favorite restaurant in town.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
I just love this place..truly excellent every time. Warm happy service, excellent environment and great food....
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I made reservations here because the menu looked fantastic, and the photos of the restaurant looked like the kind of place we would like. I read quite a few of the reviews and it seemed like a real mixed bag. Either people loved it, or they didn't like it at all, so I was a little apprehensive. I could see where if you are a type "A" personality you would have a difficult time adjusting to the fact that Serratto gives you ample time to linger. If you are in a hurry don't go here, but if you want time for a bottle of wine, some antipasti and time to enjoy it, this is the place for you. We loved it and will be back for more!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't visited Serratto
We hadn't visited Serratto for months, we were happy to learn it remains a reliably enjoyable dining experience. Our out of town guests were impressed.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each time we eat at Serratto, we're reminded how lucky we are to have this restaurant in town. The food, both in its taste, creativity, and presentation is top-notch. We just returned from 4 nights in Napa Valley and decided that the restaurants there (at least those we dined at) have nothing on many of our great places here in Portland. And Serratto is a great example of one of those restaurants.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came with older friends who had been here many time before. We had a lovely time, though when we first arrived we had to practically shout to be heard. It did quiet down as the evening progressed and the restaurant emptied a bit. Our server seemed overwhelmed at times, though he managed to stay reasonably composed.
The wine list was impressive and everyone in our party enjoyed what they ordered. Especially me - I had the Osso Buco. It was the best version of this dish that I have experienced to date!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farro with Red Potatoes underneath a most perfectly cooked (crispy on top) piece of Halibut!
Love the restaurant vibe which is warm, sophisticated and genuine. A great find.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining experience was great, stress finding a parking spot because of construction not so good. Waitress was awesome and made the overall experience great. I would strongly recommend to colleagues and friends.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great staff. We
Great food, great staff. We were from out of town and found this on Open Table and we will definitely go back next time we are in Portland.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
Service was outstanding, varied wine list and a great menu selection. Pasta dishes come in full and half size and portions are just right, not too much but filling. Selection includes seafood, beef, poultry and duck. A wonderful find in the downtown area of Portland.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Took My Friend It Was Amazing. Food Service And Atmosphere. I Would Recommended It To Anyone.. Thank You Again. They Even Brought Out A Desert With A Candle For her Birthday
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but
.....not the best place to plan for a romantic dinner. The food was fantastic though with flavor combos that were amazing. The restaurant was very noisy and smoke from the kitchen filled the dining area so much that our eyes were burning a bit and clothes stinky. I would recommend, just for a more casual dinner night.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good as usual.
Food was very good as usual. However when we arrived at the restaurant to check in the Manager on duty was extremely rude. He stood there and talk to his friends for 10 minutes and did not even say he would be right with us, just ignored us and finally the hostess came over to ask if we had a reservation. We had reserved a window table in the front but were told very quickly by the manager that the table that was available by the window was for his regular customer.
We will most likely return because the food is very good but he did not make our birthday celebration enjoyable.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for dinner, havent been for lunch. Always good food nicely presented. Outdoor seating in summer.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my third time to Serrato and I swear the food just gets better. I have literally thought about the amazing meal I had several times in the days since dining there. The ambience is lovely and service was very good. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Portland.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Good Food
Reliably a great choice to bring guests, celebrate, or just a nice place for a special dinner. Menu choices always include local faire. On our most recent visit, however, there was too much time waiting between courses. This was on a Wednesday night and it didn't seem the restaurant was that busy--so don't know what the problem was. Always a nice touch is personally printed menus for special occasions.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great corner location with a good variety of Italian selections. While I didn't have the pizza, it looked very good. The butternut squash soup d'jour and beet salad were very tasty and the bread was fantastic.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the drive.
My Wife and I drove from Milwaukie to have lunch here. I had been looking for a local restaurant that had Cavatelli on its menu. Everything we ate was fantastic. We had lamb kebabs, the Cavatelli with crab and the Papardelle with boar. Service was great and the lunch including drinks and dessert was fairly priced. Parking was a bit awkward if you are not used to parking in the city but we did not have to walk far and it was well worth it.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were completely satisfied.
We were completely satisfied. It was an enjoyable lunch, We would eat at this restaurant again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at Serratto many times and one of the many reasons I keep coming back is for certain signature dishes that are consistently incredible. Current favorite is the king salmon (sometimes halibut) served with sunchokes, sorrel and farro, plus other things that blend to perfection. The appearance is somewhat minimalistic, but more than enough to be satisfying -- every bite is sublime. Service is normally outstanding but this last time a new server or someone filling in perhaps? was a little distracted, though knowledgeable. The atmosphere is elegant, the people are lovely and professional and very welcoming.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM