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Serratto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.serratto.com
  • Phone: (503) 221-1195
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm (Daily); Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Daily); Dinner: 4:00pm - Close (Daily)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Tony Meyers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Serratto has two private dining rooms that can each accommodate up to 16 guests. The two rooms can also be combined to accommodate larger groups up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Tyler Burby (503) 221-1195

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW 21st Ave & NW Kearney St
  • Public Transit: Portland Streetcar (NW 21st and Lovejoy) heading East toward Pearl District/Downtown/Waterfront
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Lot on NW Johnson St and NW 21st Ave. $4/car with validation from restaurant
A word from Serratto
Serratto is a lively and elegant neighborhood restaurant serving authentic and innovative dishes from Italy, France and the greater Mediterranean region. The menu, which changes seasonally, is built around a commitment to using natural meats, the freshest seafood, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The outstanding wine list and knowledgeable staff ensures a perfect wine pairing for any meal, palate, or budget.
With its beautiful dining room, relaxed lounge and full bar, Serratto has the perfect table! Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "Although the main course was great, glad I didn't miss out on the incredible soup and perfectly dressed Caesar salad"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I took two friends here for dinner as a "thank you." I expected great food and great service and got both. We truly enjoyed our experience. If you like Bloody Marys then you might want to try Serratto's; it hits the spot. The Tomato Gazpacho soup had just the right spiced heat but refreshing coolness. The seared Ahi Tuna with Corn Fritters was flavorful, tender, and beautifully presented. And the Bittersweet Chocolate Cobbler? Well, that was an ooey-gooey warm chocolately experience in itself. And we couldn't have asked for a better server than Tabitha. Friendly, knowledgeable, and cheerful she was a delight to work with."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "People and food are outstanding! What a gem! Can't wait to go there at night!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Serratto used to be part of the slow-food movement, but the speed at which our meal progressed was all wrong. We received our entrees before finishing our salads; and our starter arrived after the entrees. Our waitress was nice enough, but her attention was definitely dominated by the eight-top right next to us. It was all she could do to make eye contact with us before waltzing away. These days in Portland, restaurants are generally better on the east side of the river."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was great with selections to please everyone. Our server was outstanding - personable, knowledgeable, and efficient. Only downside was the large open windows with homeless souls pushing their carts of belongings by on the sidewalk. Outside diners were seated right on the sidewalk, which I think would not have been comfortable with this going on. But it's an urban location so perhaps unavoidable."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We have a 5 week old baby and decided our first romantic night out without her would be Serratto. It was great. The food is well prepared. The wine is superb. Our friendly waiter was pregnant herself and we enjoyed discussing her pending motherhood."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We come here often, but this time we were especially touched by the outstanding service. I had thrown out my back and expected to have to stand throughout the meal--too painful to sit. But, first they brought me a rolled-up towel to place behind my back so I could sit, and then, when they saw the chair didn't quite work for me, they brought down a better chair from the upstairs dining-room. As for the food, my hamburger was fantastic, as usual (one of the best in PDX!), and they gladly substituted their great kale salad for the fries, for no extra charge...a bargain. Our L.A. guests were delighted with the delicious stuffed pequeno-peppers, tuna tartare, risotto, the amazingly tender calamari, and Kurt's perfect martinis and Negronis!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I have always had great meals at Serrato. Perhaps because it was Sunday, the food was just average...the service was "reluctant". It was one of those times when you examine why a tip is expected and why the server and the restaurant deserve. I left an insulting amount - I should have left nothing."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We went to Serratto for the first time for our anniversary, and had one of the best nights yet. The staff made us feel very special and taken care of, and took care to fulfill our request for a romantic, private table. The party at our table hadn't left yet, so the host brought us complimentary champagne while we waited at the bar. Everyone was very friendly, attentive and professional. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion. And the food--the food was great! Our courses were brought to us with perfect timing, and everything was delicious. Would highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is really a lovely restaurant in a fun neighborhood; they had several large parties the night that we were there so it was quite noisy but the food and service was good."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Serratto is a great place to go for Italian food. We have gone there for our anniversary to get great food and wine. We like to sit near the open windows in the summer. The menu changes and seems to always have something new and fresh. Everything is always delicious."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was good, but not as advertised on the menu. The eggplant sauce was mostly tomato, and the asparagus side was carrot with one asparagus spear. Nicely done, but not very imaginative."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were here for our 39th wedding anniversary, which we'd indicated at the time of the open table reservation. Food was great, but servers seemed apathetic and devoid of warmth. Three different servers brought appetizer, bread and main dish to our table, and each set food down without a word. No one came back to ask us how our dinner was. Put a little damper on a romantic evening. After mentioning the special occasion ourselves after dinner, we did receive complimentary flutes of champagne and 1 free dessert. Probably won't be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Serrato is amazing! The staff are experienced and attentive. The chefs creativity and quality is second to none."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Fabulous meal from the roasted beet salad, with Chèvre, and a baked artichoke to the rigatoni with spicy Italian sausage in a very subtle, but flavorful sauce. Terrific wine choices, as well. Excellent, attentive and friendly service. Trendy neighborhood restaurant standing taller than most in the area. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I had lunch and the food was pretty good. It was definitely gourmet. I did order my food without onions but the chef had put green onions (or chives) on the apple bisque soup. I was thinking that we would have gotten your excellent breads with the lunch but we did not. I had the Kobe beef but the bread that it was put on was burned a bit."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We took friends from San Francisco to dinner because we've always had really good luck at Serratto. Our luck and theirs ran out. Admittedly it's been quite a while since we've been back but recipes we were familiar with have changed, presentations were modified, and ingredients varied... none of which was a good idea. The staff is, at least, still helpful and efficient. Not enough to redeem the meal, but it helped."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We celebrated our 52nd Wedding Anniversary on 7/14 at Serrattto's and were very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere!. It was our first time eating at Serratto's and we will definitely return for another dinner. Something related to the restaurant must mean snail!!! The food was excellent!!! We had the special and the service was wonderfully attentive and helpful, (Tiffany was our waitress) Parking in the lot at 21st and Johnson was wonderful. We had our ticket stamped at the restaurant and it only cost us $5.00 for parking. We walked to the restaurant through the parking lot. Street parking is hard to come by with so many houses, apt. and condos in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "All the dinners are amazing, but I always go back to the scallops. Absolutely amazing. Our server was very helpful with the wine as well."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It's my stand-by for out of towners. The food is always good and, although Italian, there are wonderful salads and non-paste entrees. Something for everyone."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Second time here. Will return. Excellent food, service, setting. Interesting residential neighborhood, easily accessible by trolly from downtown."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We loved the Caesar salad-light but very tasty dressing. The Lemon Tarragon salad dressing was also exceptional. The halibut was great with english peas. The burger was very good-could have done without the barbque sauce-too sweet and a little overwhelming. The burger itself was tender and very flavorful; bacon is always good. Risotto could have used a little more Gran Padano-kind of flat in taste. Ravioli we could do without. The Creme Brulee was one of the best in town!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was good as usual. My wife had halibut and I had beef tenderloin. Both were superb. Desserts were just okay."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was super, dining room and service very nice, but -- and this is really small in the scheme of things for a nice anniversary dinner -- this is another restaurant where one leaves smelling of the cooking process. I would go back. I plead, however, for management to address this."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Unbelievable. So fantastic! The fennel and oranges and vinaigrette flavors of the beet salad all complemented each other. The homemade mushroom ravioli was cooked al dent and it was sublime. The osso bucco with gremolato had great flavor and great texture. The vegetarian dish I ordered had the most amazing textures and flavors. I will go back there on our next visit to Portland. We are from the San Francisco area. This restaurant is one of the reasons I will return to Portland."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great place to go for a nice meal. Very nice ambiance but not pretentious. Our server was super friendly and took care of all our needs. Good cocktails, acceptable wine list and good italian fare without being foo foo. Portion sizes were just right. Had a table by an open window looking out on 21st so the people watching was good too!! This restaurant remains a staple in the area and is suitable for all kinds of occasions."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I and our two adult children were served dishes that were exquisite in presentation and flavor. We sat by an open window and enjoyed the lovely, warm, Portland evening while devouring the basket of light crusty bread with olive oil and then our dining choices. We each ordered a different entrée selection: I ordered the rib-eye special and it melted in my mouth. My husband had the scallops and they were perfectly seared so that the moist tenderness of the scallops was preserved and the flavor was delightful. Our kids insisted that we try bites of their meals out of the sheer pleasure of sharing their food! The wait staff was great but the seating hostess was awful. She almost ruined the experience but the food made up for it!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A perfect ambiance of low lighting and open room that makes you feel private and social at the same time. The salads are as good as it gets. Refreshing combinations that quietly explode on the palate. After a 13 hr day, I needed some comfort food and ordered the burger, something I rarely do in a restaurant. From the brioche bun to the perfectly medium rare burger itself, it was a delightful surprise. The double cooked frittes were a nice companion. We enjoyed it so much we returned the next night and both ordered pasta. The Italian sausage was just spicy enough to add a touch of heat without masking the flavors of the sauce and handmade pasta. The Forrest Mushroom ravioli with a hint of lemon was worth the trip alone."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Overall a wonderful dinner spot. The mixed greens, the kale salad and the french onion soup, all very pleasing. Mushroom ravioli was fantastic. Three of us had the delicious rigatoni however two ladies asked for no mozzaarella stated on the menu due to one has an allergy and one dislikes cheese. However it still came out with parmesan shaved on it and beginning to soften/melt into the sauce which they had to eat around. I believe the server's awareness would have been much more appreciated. The table we were seated at probably was the only table affected by the sun, as it was going down it blinded me pretty much the whole time. Every couple of minutes I needed to move the table or myself around to block it b/c of no window shades."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our scallops with a pea reduction were excellent. Our server mixed up our first course and struggled to open the wine bottle but was trying. She also failed to fill our water glasses and pour refills of wine but other servers intervened on the order mixup and the incorrect item was fairly quickly replaced. There are a lot of hard surfaces in an open, large eating area so the noise level can get high when they are full. All in all, a good meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed going out to dinner with friends. Food, drinks were great"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Serratto is our favorite go-to restaurant in Portland. The food is always great, the service is impeccable. The wait staff are friendly and very accommodating. The cherry on the sundae is that they have parking!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Good upscale dining establishment with a diverse menu; lamb, seafood, beef, vegetarian. The calamari appetizer was the very best I believe I have ever had -- and I've eaten a LOT of calamari. Food was cooked perfectly, although almost no soup in the French Onion soup -- more like a stew. Nice bar and wine station. Clean and spacious rest rooms. Unfortunately, the noise-levels were so loud (not energetic -- just freaky loud) that my dining companion and I literally kept asking each other to repeat ourselves and it damaged the dining experience for us. On my next visit I will specifically ask for a much quieter table location."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Celebrating daughter's 42 nd birthday delightful atmosphere great service and outstanding food."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Love this place. Food is excellent and the service is great. Bring a date, or bring your friends."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We've been dining here for both lunch and dinner for many years. It never disappoints! Innovative, beautifully presented and tasetful! This elegant restaurant makes an effort every time. Try the Ahi Tuna nicoise. sushi heaven! Pastas are great, nothing oversauced or overdone. Best steak I've ever had and I don't eat steak normally. Try it!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had dinner at Serratto the other night and found everything about it to be excellent. There were four of us, and after delicious artichoke and good calamari appetizers, two of us chose a pasta entree, and the other two chose one of the fish dishes, completing the meal with two of the desserts. I had one of the small pasta dishes with a side salad, which was plenty of food and the pasta was superb. Everyone else at the table was very complimentary about the choices as well. The restaurant itself is contemporary design and laid out with plenty of space between tables so that conversation is easy. Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable. All in all, this is a great find and one of the best dining experiences I've had in Portland."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food and service, although a bit slow. We were comped our appetizer however (without asking) because our waitress realized how slow they were."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What's not to love about Serratto? Light, airy elegant restaurant in the midst of vibrant northwest Portland which combines the best of Mediterranean cooking with creative use of locally sourced foods. Last Thursday I had the Bouillbaisse and my wife had the Polenta Cake; we split the Stuff Piquillo Peppers and the Beet and the Kale salads. Washed this down with a couple of glasses of the "Serratteaux" Columbia Valley cab/merlot (grapes pressed by the restaurant owner) and couldn't have been happier. The perfect setting and service for a perfect occasion. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places to go. Excellent menu selections that the kitchen executes VERY well. They have a friendly & professional staff makes you feel welcome and appreciated. Superb bar, too. Our out-of-town guests rave about it as well."
    Dined on 5/26/2014